Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Seri Melaka: Governor's Museum

Seri Melaka was office and official home for the Dutch Governors in the 17th century. It is located on St. Paul's Hill which was earlier known as Bukit Melaka (Melaka Hill). This was also the site of the palace of the Melaka Sultanate before the Portuguese.

Near Seri Melaka is the ruins of St. Paul's Church which was built during the Portuguese period. The function of Seri Melaka as the Governeor's Residence continued to the British period and until 1996 when a new office was built at Ayer Keroh for the Governor.

According to the Munshi Abdullah, this building was known as Raja's House. On 31st August 1957, the name changed to Seri Melaka as the title of the Governor was changed to Tuan Yang Terutama Yang di-Pertua Negeri.

This Daimler car bought in 1974 by the Malacca State Government for His Excellency Tun Hj. Abdul Aziz bin Hj. Abdul Majid, the 3rd Governor, His Excellency Tun Syed Zahiruddin bin Syed Hassan, the 4th Governor and Tun Syed Ahmad Al-Haj bin Syed Mahmud Shahabudin, the 5th Governor. This car was decommissioned in 1986 and was given to the Malacca Museums Corporation in 1995

This is the Governor office where the Governor manage matter in relation to development, administration and the people (August 1957-September 1996)

The Dining Hall where Tun and Toh Puan entertain local and foreign dignitaries. The Tun and Toh Puan also fete friends and government officers after performing the friday prayers.

The official attire and medals of the TYT Yang di-Pertua Negeri Melaka

The family area is where the Tun and his family spend their quality time together. Despite his tight schedule, the Tun and Toh Puan made it a point to spend some time with their family.

The inspiration room is where the Tun spends his free time and relaxing. Turning to his hobbies such as playing musical instrument, painting and reading while listening his favourite traditional songs.

Some of the TYT's collection on display in the museum


wenn said...

interesting place..must visit it again one day..

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