Proclamation of Independence Memorial

Melaka City

Centuries of Melaka's history are explained within this handsome 1912 mansion that used to house the Malacca Club, a one-time social hub of British colonial Melaka. Exhibits include the table that Malaysia's first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, used during the Declaration of Independence in 1957.

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1. Porta de Santiago

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Most visitors pause for a photo here before hiking to the ruined church on Bukit St Paul. Porta de Santiago was built as a Portuguese fortress in 1511;…

2. Sultanate Palace

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This wooden replica of the palace of Sultan Mansur Shah, who ruled Melaka from 1456 to 1477, houses an open-air cultural museum and lovely gardens. The…

3. St Paul's Church


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4. St Francis' Institution Melaka

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5. History & Ethnography Museums Complex


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6. Christ Church


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7. Stadthuys

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8. Menara Taming Sari

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