Hang Tuah Centre Teaches History Through Modern Tech

Last update: 28/10/2014

By Hidayah Nazri

Last of a two-part article on the Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1 Malaysia (KCC1M): Melaka programme, organised by Gaya Travel Magazine and Tourism Malaysia Melaka

MELAKA (Bernama) -- The Hang Tuah Centre, known locally as 'Perkampungan Hang Tuah', has been given a touch of new technology as a tourist attraction.

Its museum sited in the centre, uses LED touch screen, monitor and 3D effects to provide a refreshing outlook to the way it presents the history of Melaka to visitors.

The Hang Tuah Centre in Kampung Duyung, about 7 km from town, was officially opened to the public on Aug 9, 2013.

A group of journalists on a media tour taglined Kembara Cuti-Cuti 1 Malaysia (KCCIM) organised by Gaya Travel Magazine and Tourism Malaysia Melaka from Sept 30 to Oct 3, was taken on a journey into the history of Hang Tuah, the most illustrious Malay hero in Melaka during its glorious days.

The visit kicked off with a short film on 'Hang Tuah Wira Bangsa' at the museum before moving on to other exhibited areas.

The life of the legendary figure and his four warrior friends – Hang Jebat, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekir and Hang Lekiu – who lived during the height of the Sultanate of Melaka in the 15th century, is portrayed in the Malay literature, 'Hikayat Hang Tuah'.

The interactive and modelling technique will definitely make your visit worthwhile.

This tourist complex also houses a mini auditorium that is used to screen theatres, films and videos, cultural performances, hold seminars and others special functions.

The Hang Tuah Centre, which is said to be located on the land that Hang Tuah honed his silat skills, also sites five houses of the five famous warriors during Sultan Mansur Shah.

Each house is equipped with a silat court for silat training and cultural activities.

The centre opens daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Entrance fees are RM3 and RM5 each for children and adults respectively.