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Exploring Melaka’s Maritime History Through Two Museums

Melaka holds a very special place in our hearts. We love it, and our child is also a big fan. Every time we visit Melaka, we make it a point to visit Muzium Kastam Diraja Malaysia.

Built in the early 1890s, Muzium Kastam originally served as a warehouse for storing goods brought in from China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

The building played a significant role in the Barter Trade System at Melaka Port and was used to store detained and seized items.

Inside the museum, you will find an impressive collection of over 200 original items from all across Malaysia. The collection also includes prohibited goods that have been seized since the 19th century, such as drug paraphernalia, fireworks, firearms, typewriters, and tariff coding books.

What adds to the value of our visits is the fact that Muzium Kastam is located right next to another museum called Muzium Samudera, also known as the Flor de La Mar.

This particular museum is dedicated entirely to Melaka’s maritime history. It houses a captivating assortment of artifacts related to ships, including models, navigational instruments, and even a cannon.

Since our child has a keen interest in all things related to ships, exploring this museum becomes an extra enjoyable experience for our family.

Whenever we are in Melaka, we always make it a priority to visit both Muzium Kastam and Muzium Samudera.

These museums provide a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history of Melaka and introduce our child to the region’s rich maritime heritage. Here are some of the things we love about these museums:

  • The extensive collections of artifacts and exhibits.
  • The informative and engaging way the history is presented.
  • The family-friendly atmosphere.
  • The convenient location, right next to each other.

We highly recommend visiting these museums if you are interested in learning more about Melaka’s history and culture.

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