Muzium Samudera, (the Flora De La Ma),Jalan Quayside, 75000 Melaka 75000 0
The Maritime Museum or the Flora de Lamar is a replica of the Portuguese ship which sank off the coast of Malacca while on its way to Portugal. The replica is a staggering 34 meters in height and 8 meters in width. The main focus of the museum is the maritime history of Malacca and the golden ages of Malacca?s Sultanate as the Emporium of the East. There are also paintings which display how the Straits of Malacca was a strategic location for traders from both the east and the west who stopped by at Malacca/Melaka to conduct their businesses while waiting for the monsoon winds to change direction. The museum has myriads of exhibits such as porcelains, silk, textiles and spices used by the seamen of yesteryears and even sunken treasures hauled from Diana, another shipwreck. Other than exhibits on the history of the Malaccan Maritime, the museum also showcases the different eras that Malacca had gone through starting from the Malacca Sultanate period to the times of the Portuguese , Dutch and ending with the British colonial rule.