Cheng Ho Cultural Museum Melaka celebrates the life of Chinese Ming Dynasty’s Admiral, Cheng Ho (Zheng He).
Admiral Cheng Ho was well known for his seven voyages made to the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia in between 1405 to 1433, and his influence on Melaka as an important trading region. Ming dynasty’s Princess Hang Li Po was brought over by Cheng Ho to marry the Sultan of Malacca, in which her entourages eventually intermarried with local Malaccans, catalysing the Baba Nyonya culture.
The Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is the largest museum in Melaka, with a floor area of around 55,000 square feet. Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is located at the original site of the warehouse complex (Guan Chang) which is built by Cheng Ho as a temporary warehouse to store goods he acquired during his voyage around 600 years ago.
Cheng Ho Cultural Museum contributes to the story of Cheng Ho’s voyage around the world; his humongous fleets, treasure ships, and advance navigational technology are all on display for tourists to appreciate. Cheng Ho Cultural Museum has four floors of exhibition for visitors to explore.
Apart from displaying the antiquity of Cheng Ho, Cheng Ho Cultural Museum also displays other collections and artefacts. In the museum, there is a section displaying life-time collection of paintings for renowned artists Zhong Zhen San and Dong Ben Yi. Porcelain collection from the Yuan and Ming dynasty of ancient China are among the many artefacts on display in Cheng Ho Cultural Museum.
Cheng Ho Cultural Museum sits in the intersection of the chaotic sound of endless traffic of Melaka’s Jonker Street and the Malacca River, next to the famous San Shu Gong (a store that sells an extensive variety of local Malaccan products).
Your visit to Malacca will not be complete without visiting the Stadhuys – an iconic Dutch colonial historical structure situated in the town of Melaka in the Dutch Square. The Stadhuys was once the official residence of Dutch governors and officers which was built in the 17th Century between 1641 and 1660.
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