Historical events are depicted in the from of oceanographic charts, tableaux and oil paintings documenting the Malay Sultanate, Portuguese and Dutch colonisation.
A Formosa Fort built by the Portuguese and the red Dutch Stadthuys stand out as Malacca's piece de resistance.
An old Melaka mosque stylised after the Chinese pagoda.
Economic development has taken precedence over the historical port, as a massive land reclamation project has changed the coastal contours and replaced it with a thriving business center.
On the upside, changing lifestyle and affluence allows for the restoration of old rambling mansions to their former glory, to be relished by those romantics who yearn for a taste of colonial opulence.