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Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

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Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum is a striking example of traditional Malay architecture along with a serene botanical park known as the Forbidden Garden.

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The multi-tiered structure with a series of peaked roofs is a 1984 "replica" of the palace of Sultan Mansur Shah, who ruled Melaka in the 15th century, prior to the Portuguese annexation. The original palace may have been built in front of the Melaka River where the Dutch Square is today, or more likely on top of St Paul’s Hill near the ruins of St Paul’s Church, however you’ll find this reproduction at the eastern foot of St Paul’s Hill near the Porta de Santiago. Plans were based on descriptions found in the Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals), a romanticised literary history of the Melakan Sultanate written in the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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