Experience all the color and splendor of Melaka's fascinating past at Melaka Alive, a show that celebrates the history of this sultanate-turned-Portuguese colony from its founding through to the present day. Follow the action as a talented troupe of performers takes you on a vibrant journey through time.
Take a seat as the curtain comes up on Melaka Alive. Admire the detailed set, modeled fittingly after a pirate ship, and prepare for a seafaring, swashbuckling spectacle that showcases stories of conquest, pirates, and trade. Marvel at stunning visual effects and powerful music as you watch Melaka evolve from its founding by Parameswara to its fall at the hands of the Portuguese.
See popular Malay legends brought to life as you watch and hear tales about the mouse deer and the dogs, and see historical moments reenacted, from the arrival of Admiral Cheng Ho's fleet to the coming of de Sequiera and de Albuquerque to the shores of the kingdom. Once the curtain drops, be sure to spend some time checking out the area around the theater, which is modeled after a 15th-century sultan's palace, complete with street performers and food and beverage vendors peddling traditional treats from old-fashioned Malay oxcarts.