Malaysia is a country that still have 9 Sultan (King) yet, The Sultan of Melaka is no longer exist since colonial period.
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This is a replica of a Melaka Sultanate Palace known as Istana. The palace was made as it is in the 15 century when the famous king Sultan Mansur Shah ruled Melaka from 1456 to 1477. This building is a Cultural Museum an currently housing about 1,350 items in the form of artifacts, prints, photographs and drawings which represent the history and cultural heritage of the Malay Sultanate of Melaka and the various communities which came to settle and trade in Melaka during 15 - 16 century.
The three-storey building made by wood divided into eight chambers and three galleries including chambers of the Royal band, weaponry, decorative arts, emissaries and gifts, a recreation hall, an audience hall and an Islamic hall. Enter the galleries and you will see painting and replica about famous fighting between the legendary Malay warriors Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat that has supernatural power. Other than that, get to know traditional costumes and the royal bedchamber. Exhibits include prints and photographs of the Melaka Sultanate, a model of the Sultan Mansur Shah Palace, Malay weapons, Malay traditional wedding dress, jewelleries and brassware.
Source : Tourism Melaka
WS 01 - Selected Part
WS 02 - The Garden
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daddo (25000) 2009-02-11 18:21
Selamat datang Ally. I remember visiting a place in Malaysia where the houses from different states of Malaysia were built side by side. It was a theme village ( Is it in Malaka?)What I do remember is the music that was piped over the loudspeakers. Salim was singing traditional songs and I ended up buying the CD in a shop. I also remember how shady, refined and inviting the interiors were. The carved latticework along the verandas were beautiful and kept the houses cool. pity all that is almost gone and concrete boxes have taken their place (except in some Malay kampongs.) So this palce must be spectacular. I must visit it next time. Regards. Klaudio.
ls7902 (7328) 2009-02-11 20:51
I think this might be the first TE photo of the palace. A little bit of halos above the tree line but nothing distracting. Nice diagonal lines and colors. Regards. Latiff.
tiagoalmeida (1475) 2009-02-12 1:23
nice house this colours are great.
pierrefonds (58450) 2009-02-12 4:29
The diagonal line of the road is an asset to the composition. The trees and the bushes are framing well the replica of the palace. The point of view is showing to us the details and colors of the architecture of the palace. The light is enhancing the colors and is giving to them a nice contrast. Have a nice day.
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-02-12 5:43
Ally, very nice photo, colorful and beautifully exposed. Good note to go along with it as well, I had no idea that you still had that sort of ruling system.
Silvio1953 (126015) 2009-02-12 12:03
Hi Ally, great view of fantastic wooden palace, splendid perspective, wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
PaulVDV (23141) 2009-02-12 12:21
Very beautiful presentation of the wonderful architecture of this sultanate palace. Good managing of the light and nice natural colours.
Best regards, Paul
angie-barcelona (2784) 2009-02-12 12:27
nice colors! Good!
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-02-12 13:25
I like this one much better than you prevous post: there is a very nice accumulation of roofs for this palace. And good colors this time.
All the best,
paura (47166) 2009-02-12 13:40
Really interesting the architecture here. Excellent point of view to show it to all us.
belido (19934) 2009-02-12 14:13
there many features in this one which pleases me very much: the perspective, the superb details, the lighting and finally the beautiful architecture as the theme. Lovely shot!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-02-12 15:33
Good evening Ally,
This architecture photographed from a low point of view is development perfectly. Framing creates a perspective, and a pleasant depth. The colors are neutral and excellent. Architecture is of any beauty. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
jmdias (57161) 2009-02-12 15:42
beautiful architecture. The light is very interesting and this pov you got is fantastic. I liked the lines in the lower are, creating a diagonal. good job
ChrisJ (101080) 2009-02-12 15:50
Good repetition of the wooden houses that are all joined together, as one. Excellent pov, perspective and sharpness. Bagus sekali!
gracious (20025) 2009-02-12 18:44
Excellent view of the Wooden Palace with the best pov!
I loved the sharpness, good natural colour and very details
the gentle and soft light makes it so charming!
very well done
aadilj (18102) 2009-02-12 22:02
Hi Ally i like this unsual but beautifully captured architecture. The colours and the tones along with the pov and the superb perspective makes it great
John_F_Kennedy (43243) 2009-02-12 23:01
A superb, good POV offering an expansive overview of this interesting palace. Well done.
Waylim (25368) 2009-02-12 23:31
Looks like if I were ever to be in Malaysia, I would really have to go to Malaka, the place seem rich with culture both Chinese as well as the Malay. Beautiful shot of this wooden palace, there's a charm to wooden structures. thanks
riclopes (35577) 2009-02-12 23:38
Olá Ally, wonderful perspective of this marvellous architecture. I can imagine that it must be beautiful inside as well. Everything seems so nice and clean with lovely colors - I bet that real Palace wouldn't look so brand new. The repetition effect of the roofs makes this angle as the most atractive one. Thanks for the complementar WSs too.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-02-13 2:13
J'aime beaucoup ces trois photos sur cette belle architecture et sur le jardin. Bonne composition et beau graphisme avec de belles couleurs et une belle lumière !
delpeoples (53853) 2009-02-13 3:36
Hi Ally, I really like the perspective and symmetry here. The contrasting greens and blacks are stunning. Congratulations and have a good weekend, Lisa.
npecanhuk (67666) 2009-02-13 3:41
Hello Ally !
Very interesting and truly beautiful architecture in that building!
The pictures has excellent sharpness and exposure!
The point of view was very well chosen to compose this image so nicely! I also love the saturated colors!
It really pleases me! TFS - Congratulations!
danos (88477) 2009-02-13 7:07
superb the replica wooden Palace of the Sultan of Meleka.I like the perspective and the POV as the vivid colours that exists in the scene.I think that must be an interesting place that someone can see a lot of items.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,danos
robob (3646) 2009-02-13 9:05
Très jolie prise de vue ici avec un angle bien pensé,
Très jolie architecture et j’aime beaucoup toute la verdure entourant le palais,
Bien à toi Ally et à bientôt,
sacimar (26069) 2009-02-13 13:39
good picture, nice colours and details, the perspective is also interesting, nice job,
trekks (14348) 2009-02-13 16:15
This is wonderful architecture which I must have visited but the POV that you presented here is looking so different that I almost could not recognize it. Very good angle chosen and it really looks impressive with the green and blue to have your wood color striking nicely here.
gunbud (34066) 2009-02-13 18:10
Love the diagonal view of this beautiful Malaysian architecture that is seen in beautiful mid day light that brings out all its rich intricate design.
Fine historical note to accompany your lovely image.
jemaflor (86862) 2009-02-14 4:40
good depth for your presentation with that angle, interesting view, nice effect with these colours, tfs.
feather (51130) 2009-02-14 6:44
Excellent shot of an unusual palace. You have used the perspective well in your composition and the repetition of the roof tops helps to lead the eye through the image. You had good light with some good light/shade contrasta.
Atousa (7131) 2009-02-15 9:12
Very nice shot of this wonderful wooden palace.. excellent composition n vivid colours ..a lovely image .. very well done..tfs
Best regards, A
Bluejeans (64249) 2009-02-16 17:00
Ola Ally ,
Lindo este palácio de madeira é um belo trabalho de arte de construir casas , lindo a vegetação em volta dele faz de um lugar lindo para passear , bom contraste entre o verde e o azul , gostei dos Ws , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
robertosalguero (246) 2009-02-16 20:24
Beautiful and impressive architecture! The palace seem very well kept and you angle captures an excellent perspective of the structure. Good light and nice colours to complement the composition. I imagine its interior is also a work of art! Thanks Ally :-)
Graal (98786) 2009-02-16 23:19
an interesting wooden architecture of palace. Good complementary photos in WS and informations in note. Well photojob.
asajernigan (21366) 2009-02-17 2:38
This is a nice shot of this interesting architecture. The angle of the shot works well giving the scene a good sense of depth and direction. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail.
alftrek (3270) 2009-02-17 17:32
A beautiful piece of traditional Malaysian architecture, well framed in your photo with excellent light, colours and details. I have never visited Malacca, should make a visit one day.
foozi (7101) 2009-02-18 6:12
excellent shot with great perspective. i like it very much, though never been there yet.
sagar (2410) 2009-02-18 7:57
Beautiful composition...lovely view of the wooden castle amidst the greens.
Regards from India,
jurek1951 (42160) 2009-02-18 9:18
Very interesting architecture. Original POV and composition. Very good shot. Well done
stego (24030) 2009-02-18 12:23
It's an amazing building, much evocative of legendary times. You make a very nice and interesting presentation with the 3 photos. Although this one is more effective as documentary because it shows more of the palace, I prefer the WS1 as a "photo".
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-02-18 23:37
This is very good angle captured in nice perspective of the replica. The depth and details looks good against the beautiful sky.
TFS and best regards,
serp2000 (41056) 2009-02-21 8:49
An interesting note and fine shot! I like your work, excellent palace, good colours and nice details! TFS!
Charo (51210) 2009-02-22 15:41
Wonderful perspective on the diagonal of these beautiful homes with great architecture in wood. Excellent depth and detail.
mvdisco (17780) 2009-02-26 20:09
Beautiful architecture and details ,
good colors and sharpness,
Excellent POV. and perpective,
Beautiful house and composition.
very well done.
pablominto (53744) 2009-03-03 0:54
I agree with the other trekkers, this is one of your best lately!
Mostly due to the good choice of point of view, adding a dynamic touch to the composition...
Fine colours and effective diagonals!
Docarmo (9639) 2009-03-03 17:59
Beautiful, beautiful image! The building is full of triangles in its architecture and the visual field is also separated in two triangles. Excellent perspective and fantastic luminosity.
sacavem (18614) 2009-04-13 7:29
Wooden Palace? Amazing.Good low-angle shot gives to the place an interesting. The details and exposure is very well controlled.
TFS and have a nice day,
adores (38839) 2009-04-15 16:26
I really like this architecture! This must be a big and beautiful replica of the palace. I like the pov you have chosen. The Ws are good also, but this one gives a good idea of the place.
neetslip (194) 2009-07-15 6:52
i like the repetition and the way the eye is drawn towards the vanishing point.
adramad (39242) 2010-02-04 8:14
A really interesting architecture that of this reply of the palace, good composition, splendid perspective, wonderful light and colors, very well done.
- Copyright: Ally Theanlyn (shevchenko) (18892)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/4.9
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Melaka / Malacca - The UNESCO City
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-11 18:06