Melaka City Center, Melaka City · 180 hotels available
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum is located at Malacca, along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and it start open to public in 2012. This museum was once a house of prominent Peranakan Chinese, the descendants of Chinese immigrants to the Malay Archipelago, or known as Baba and Nyonya. The architecture and decoration of the house is based on the Baba and Nyonya culture. Therefore, for those who are interested to know better about the Peranakan culture and heritage, this is the place that you should visit with your family or friends. Besides that, this museum displays jewelries that have been worn by Baba and Nyonya a long time ago. To make sure that visitors gets a full information towards the purpose of different pieces of jewelry, there are tour guide in charged to explain and answer all the inquiries. There are many designs in jewelries displayed in glass wardrobes that depict the life of Straits Chinese in the early days. Classic and vintage furniture items are also in display placed on a corner within the wooden floored gallery. It is a tidy and clean place with enough lighting that makes the jewelries looks outstanding, this museum is suitable for those who like and appreciate jewelry, especially when it designs based on the culture and heritage of its owner. Besides that, there a section shows a jewelry making equipment at that time, for example a machine to make a shape and cut off jewelry. Not only that, you will be able to see the Baba and Nyonya lifestyle such as how they arranged their furniture and decorated their house. The museum open every day from 10 am to 5 pm, and until 6 pm on weekend.
If you interested in history, why not you visit Cheng Ho Cultural museum that focus more on Admiral Cheng Ho and his fleet that are very significant in the history of Chinese explorations and trade overseas. The museum’s displays put into context Cheng Ho’s voyages with the big pictures of Chinese history and world-wide explorations and sea-voyages. The most interesting and exciting part, there is a puppet show that produce by local. This museum is located 0.49 km from Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum.
If you want to know Baba and Nyonya lifestyle much better in detail, you can visit Baba- Nyonya Heritage Museum that located 0.28 km from Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum. The difference between this museum is that you will gained insights to the culture and unique lifestyle of Baba and Nyonya family. Besides that, you will also get to know the family portraits and the furniture that was set up like it does not change the arrangement for century.
Hotel Puri Melaka is a boutique hotel in the centre of the old city of Melaka and this hotel located 0.05 km from Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum. Retaining its old charm, Hotel Puri Melaka provides modern amenities to its hotel guests. It provides 82 guest rooms and 10 suites with a unique Peranakan concept.
Heeren Palm Suites promise a comfortable and luxury stay for its guest in a traditional and unique Malacca concept. All rooms in Heeren Palm Suites are fitted with a minibar, an in-room safe, satellite TV, individual climate control and coffee/tea makers. Amenities that they offer to guests in suite bathrooms are bathtub, a shower and free toiletries. This Heeren Palm Suites located 0.13 km from Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum.
Swiss Hotel Heritage Melaka is located in Jonker Walk, Melaka which is 0.15 km from Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum. The most popular features of the hotel is its family room, which suitable for those who come to Malacca with family. Besides that, there are lots of amenities offer to their guest such as luggage storage, Wi-Fi, smoking area, and 24-hour front desk.