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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

The Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is the largest museum in Malacca and contained a comprehensive display of the history of the city and the Ming Admiral Cheng Ho.

Cheng-Ho-Entrance

Cheng Ho, a Chinese-Muslim mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral, sailed seven famous voyages to the Western Ocean (Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa) stopping in Malacca at least five times.

Cheng-Ho-Beans

During our visit to the museum, we became part of a small group led by an English-speaking museum guide, who put us through a fifteen minute film presentation on Cheng Ho before taking us around the exhibits. The first few rooms included items and displays related to Ming dynasty life and the sea.

Cheng-Ho-Fishing-Display

We had to pass through a vine covered alley to get to another part of the museum.

Cheng-Ho-Alley
An original disused well.

Cheng-Ho-Disused-Well

Aside from a full size model of a giraffe spanning two floors, the exhibit below explained the lives of the affluent on board the voyages Cheng Ho conducted and displayed items they brought with them.

Cheng-Ho-Giraffe

Cheng-Ho-Ship-Entertainment

Cheng-Ho-Boat-Supplies

Cheng-Ho-Linh-Ship-Bunk

Cheng-Ho-Lanterns

Cheng-Ho-Scales

At one point, we passed a beautiful, naturally lit courtyard, which turned out to be the back of a cafe.

Cheng-Ho-Cafe

See more photos of the Cheng Ho Cultural Museum on Flickr.


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