Malacca Sultanate Palace
|| Kota, Complex Warisan, 75000 Malacca, Malaysia
|| +606 282 6526
|| 09:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs
|| RM2.00 (Adults), RM1.00 (Child)
From the A Famosa or Porta de Santiago, you will pass by a gravesite for the Dutch colonist
before reaching at the Malacca Sultanate Palace. It is situated at the foot of the famous
St Paul's Hill. All these famous landmarks are all very close by each other, so it is impossible
to miss the Malacca Sultanate Palace.
The Malacca Sultanate Palace is actually a replica of the structure which was built
by the already extinct sultanate of Malacca. The sultanate of Malacca was the ruler
of the city before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 1500s. The plan of the palace
was based on the Malay Annals' account of Sultan Mansur Shah's palace. Sultan Mansur
Shah was the nobleman who ruled Malacca from 1456 to 1477. The Malacca Sultanate Palace
is one of its kind in Malaysia as it offers a rare glimpse of the ancient Malay kingdom
which once flourished in Malacca.
Today, the palace is the home of the Cultural Museum which celebrates the Malay side of the
Malacca's history. The museum showcases more than 1300 items of Malacca's past. There items
include photographs, weaponry, drawings, musical instruments and gifts from foreign emissaries.
All these items are displayed in eight different chambers and in three galleries on the three
floors of the palace. Admission into the palace is RM2 per adult and RM0.50 per child. It is
closed on Mondays and opens on Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am to 6pm. Since the palace is at
the foot of St Paul's Hill, do not miss the chance to visit the St Paul's Church. which is at
the top of the St Paul's Hill.
Along the way up the hill, you will also pass by some museums. They are the Architecture
Museum Malacca and the Stamp Museum Malacca. Also close by is the Islamic Museum of Malacca
where you can view displays of how Islam came to Malacca and spread to the entire country.
There certainly are many places of interest to visit in Malacca. A day trip to this wonderful
place is not adequate. Do consider staying at any hotels in Malacca as there are hotels of all
types which will cater to your every need.
There really isn't much choice when it comes to transportation in Malacca.
You can either drive here or take a cab. This place is a well-known place,
so it should not be hard to find. It is impossible to miss this palace.