Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum
|| 51, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia
(Opposite The Stadthuys across the Melaka River through Tan Kim Seng Bridge)
|| +606 283 1135/1136
|| 09:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs (Monday - Sunday), Night Visit by appointment
|| RM20.00 (Adults)
RM10.00 (Child / Student)
Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum is located in the old part of Malacca town and it's believed to be the
original site of the warehouse complex build by Cheng Ho. It's located near to a few renowned streets,
namely the Jonker Street, Jalan Laksamana and Jalan Quayside.
Cheng Ho Culture Museum is believed to be a restructured ancient building with Ming
architecture, with two to three hundred years of history. The famous Cheng Ho is the Ming
Dynasty Admiral who has visited Malacca many times while en route to the Western Ocean from
1405-1433. It is believed that he has set up a huge warehouse complex along the northern side
of Malacca River. To date, there has been dispute in the location of the warehouse complex,
while some believed to be at Bukit Cina. Nevertheless, the museum showcases many evidence of
cultural exchange between the local ethnic and the Chinese, among others, treasure ships,
tea houses and other navigation instruments.
After which you can visit the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum to understand Malacca/Melaka unique
taste of 'Peranakan'. For more educational activities, you can also visit the Maritime Museum
Malacca where you can experience the busy trading zone where the world's traders meet.
Besides, Malacca will not be complete without the Dutch flavour, The Stadthuys , the tallest and
oldest Dutch buiding in South East Asia is currently standing tall in the Malacca Town
Square. It's a popular landmark and you can definitely see it on most postcards in Malacca/Melaka.
As for some sumptuous food, you can head to the Portuguese Square Malacca, where fresh
seafood is a promised while you enjoy the sea breeze
Another way of exploring Malacca is through the Malacca River Cruise,
where there are a total of 12 boats available for cruise and it has gained much popularity
over the time, especially at dust hour. As for accommodation, Malacca hotel generally
ranges from RM60.00 - RM300.00. Otherwise there are budget hotel available for long stay as well.
The best way to reach Malacca/Melaka from KLIA/LCCT airport is by land. There are car rental and
express buses available at the airport. Both ways will take about 2-3 hours to reach Malacca/Melaka town.
For Singaporean visitors, you have an option of driving down through the North South Highway and exist
at Ayer Keroh, otherwise, there are many express buses operating at convenient spot in Singapore to Malacca/Melaka.