Sunday, July 15, 2012

Museum: Transportation Museum

Malaysia took the first step into the heavy industry especially in the manufacturing of commercial vehicles with the establishment of HICOM (Heavy Industries Corporation of Malaysia) in 1980, and PROTON (the National Automobile Industry) in 1983.

Subsequently in 1993, PERODUA (the second National Automibile Industry) was formed and again in 1995, MODENAS (National Motor-cycles and Engines) was established. The Malaysian Motor Industry has since developed by leaps and bounds. 

As an adjunct to the development of the motor industry, the Chief Minister of Melaka, YAB Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, initiated the “Car Emporium” concept which was officially declared open on 2 January 2010.

Located in Melaka Autocity near MITC, the Transportation Museum exhibits various types of vehicles including cars, motorcycles, bicycles and other such means of transportation, each with its own antique and unique features.  Most of the vehicles being displayed in the Transportation Museum are being placed here by the owners for public appreciation. A total of more than 40 types of mode of transportation are being exhibited here.

All the vehicle exhibits in the Transportation Museum are still functional and some of them are even for sale (most of them have a board at,detailing information such as the owner’s name, the car price and contact number). Alternatively, you can also get the owner’s contact from the management of the museum.

Melaka Autocity, Taman Tasik Utama, 75350 Melaka

Operation Hour:
Wednesday – Sunday: 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Close on Monday and Tuesday.
Admission Fee:
Adult – RM10.00
Children below the age of 12/Student – RM5.00

Contact Details:
Perbadanan Muzium Melaka (PERZIM)
Kompleks Warisan Melaka
Jalan Kota, 75000

Tel: 06-2826526/2811289
Fax: 06-2826745