Hang Tuah Centre is a lavish new museum and tourism complex dedicated to the famous Malay hero Hang Tuah located at Kampung Duyong, Melaka.
The main museum building explains at some length the history, legends and myths surrounding Hang Tuah using a range of modern museum techniques, videos, models and interactive displays to keep the visitor entertained without being boring.
Certainly no expense has been spared on creating a sizeable tourist attraction in traditional Melaka architectural style.
Apart from the main centre there are 5 houses named after the five warriors which contain other displays such as martial arts, silat, a kris exhibition, arts & crafts. There is also a field and viewing pavilion for silat, an auditorium and a food court.
Also in Kampung Duyong village is a well believed to have been built by Hang Tuah himself. This well never ran dry even during the long dry seasons.
Next to the well is a Cultural Centre (Pusat Kebudayaan). Not much going on there during my visit.
You can also visit a Traditional Malay House here for a fee and there are food stalls and souvenir shops.
Nearby is a Weaving & Batik Centre open 10am - 7pm from Tuesday - Sunday. Dance performances are staged at 11.30 am , 3pm and 5pm.
Open daily from 9am to 5pm.
Closed between 12.45 - 2.45pm on Fridays for prayer break.
The exact location is marked on this map:
Hang Tuah Centre, Perkampungan Hang Tuah
Duyong, Melaka 75460, Malaysia
GPS: 2.199512, 102.298448
For more information please contact Melaka Museums Department (Perzim) on 06-282 6526 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org