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Looking for a fun but educational place to bring your children to this coming school holiday? How about learning the history of Melaka in the most entertaining way?

Team E.T.A has recently discovered that learning history does not have to be boring, provided you witness it live. On stage. We discovered there is this themed attraction project in Melaka that dedicates to tell history, in 5D.

Melaka Alive is a project that aims to present the past of Melaka in 5D. In other words, it is a cultural performance that tells the history of Melaka as it originally should, from Parameswara to The Malaccan Sultanate to the times of Portuguese occupation through live theatre performance.

The Melaka Alive stage is located nearby the well-famed Porta de Santiago and directly opposite the Proclamation of Independence Memorial.

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This is the stage. A ship inspired stage.

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A closer look on Bahtera Merdeka where the Melaka Alive Cultural Performance is staged. We were was told that there will be a few more stage performance that will bring history alive across the famous locations in Melaka; the ruins of Porta de Santiago and The Christ Church in the Dutch Square, but for now it’s just The Ship, Bahtera Merdeka.

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Upon entering, you’ll be greeted by the casts who are already fully costumed. They will lead you to board the ship. This is where you’ll feel that you have just stepped into a time machine, where you were brought into Melaka of the past.

One word of advice; If you are seated in front and the Bahtera Merdeka’s crew hand you a disposable raincoat, you might want to put it on.

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There is plenty of realistic rainfalls and ocean tide’s splashes throughout the show. The one that I watched was called ‘The Winds of Melaka’

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Set on board of the ‘Bahtera Merdeka’, the  ship inspired stage, this extravaganza tale of Panglima Awang is brought to life in a play that combines spectacular visuals, effects, music and live acting to tell the story of Melaka’s rich and diverse history, from the establishment of the city by it’s founder Parameswara, to the glorious Melaccan Sultanate to it’s fall into the Portuguese hands. Amongst other things, the performance also highlights the legends of the Mouse Deer and dogs, the arrival of Cheng Ho’s fleet and the coming of de Sequiera and de Albuquerque to the shores of the kingdom.

So what did wethink about the entire Melaka Alive: The Winds of Melaka performance? Fabulous!

Melaka Alive is definitely a must see tourist attraction for all who visit Melaka and Malaysia. Like it’s tagline goes, it is ‘very history, very drama in 5D’. Highly recommended for school trips. It beats studying history from the boring textbooks in school.

Interested to see history comes alive before your very eyes? Here’s the ticketing details:

Ticket Pricing

Adult RM35
Child RM20

Non MyKad
Adult RM45
Child RM28

Senior Citizen (60 years +) RM20 –

Terms & Conditions
Prove of MYKad at redemption counter is needed.
Child 3 years old and below or 90 cm below is free.


Every Thursday to Sunday
Time: 7.30 pm & 9 pm

For more info, visit their site at and Facebook page


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June 2024