The Traditional Custom Museum is located at Alor Gajah, Melaka. Only 30 minutes from the town and the museum very nice because its building in the style of Malay house. This museum exhibitis highlight the history of Alor Gajah and the traditions and customs of Malay in particular, exspecially the wedding tradition.
This ‘pelamin’ is unique and special on its own. Until now, Malays still practices ‘adat’ and tradition through the generations in their choice of designs, patterns and bridal adornments used. When the bride at this ‘pelamin’, they are actually ‘bersanding’ and that is one of the most important parts in Malay marriage ceremony. It will be beautifully decorated and two pedestals with trays will be placed near the dais according the tradition.
The “AKad Nikah” is the highlight of the Malay marriage ceremony. Tok Imam will articulate the responsibility of a man in a marriage and test him on religion matters. The climax of teh ceremony will begin when the man pronounce his pledge as an obligatory answer to a prayer. The brigegroom will perform a religious ritual to conclude the rite.
One of the unique practices in Melaka Malay wedding celebration is the changing of the bride’s attire. This is not part of the Malay wedding custom but it has become a normal pratices in Melaka. Basically, the bride will change between 7 to 13 types of colourful attire such as princess of Perak, Jawa, Arab, Melaka, Johor, Pahang and many other traditional clothing. This musuem also displays the traditional clothing including the clothing of other communities.
Visit this museum on this visiting hours and you will love it.
Wednesday – Sunday : 9.00 am – 5.30 pm.
Friday : 9.00 am – 12.15 pm & 2.45 pm – 5.30 pm.
Entrance Fee :
Adult : RM 1.00
Children : RM 0.50