The Mini Malaysia and Mini ASEAN Cultural Village (Taman Mini Malaysia and Mini ASEAN) cover a combined area of 13.5 hectares. Located in Ayer Keroh, this unique cultural theme park displays many different cultural elements which showcase the lifestyle of the local people in the olden days. Mini Malaysia and Mini ASEAN Cultural Village is a rare opportunity for visitors to witness the whole Malaysian and ASEAN architecture and heritage in a short all-encompassing way.
The Mini Malaysia and Mini ASEAN Cultural Village is separated into two different parks which are Taman Mini Malaysia and Taman Mini ASEAN. Mini Malaysia and Mini ASEAN Cultural Village is also equipped with several facilities and activities such as hotel,chalet, meeting and seminar packages, dormitory, swimming pool, basic dance workshop, team building activities, lake activities, traditional games, cultural dance, arts & crafts and horse riding.
Mini Malaysia Park (Taman Mini Malaysia) was officially opened to the public on 17 July 1986 by the then Prime Minister Y.A.B. Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad. Mini Malaysia Park was developed to cultivate interest and knowledge among the visitors about the history, cultural heritage of each state and it’s traditional architectural characteristics. The houses were replicas built in accordance to the exact size and design to the original traditional houses.
Inside each house, one will find various handicrafts originating from each state or country and the mannequins dressed according to their traditional costumes of the state. Handicrafts have long been a source of income for local people in almost every country. The handicrafts featured in the traditional houses serve as decorations and a source of income for the local people in almost every state.
Although the designs and structures of the houses are similar, they are by no means identical.
There are 13 traditional houses in total, each representing a state in Malaysia. Artisans from each state were hired to ensure complete authenticity of the craftsmanship. Within each house are mannequins dressed according to the traditional Malay attire of the state. The housing style displayed here includes:
- PERLIS Long Roofed House
- Penang Long Roofed House
- Kedah Long Roofed House
- Perak Long Roofed House
- Selangor Long Roofed House
- Negeri Sembilan Long Roofed House
- Melaka Long Roofed House
- Johore Five Roofed House
- Kelantan Long Roofed House
- Terengganu Five Roofed House
- Pahang Long Roofed House
- Rumah Dusun Lutud (SABAH traditional house)
- Rumah panjang SARAWAK (SARAWAK traditional house)
Within the same park is Mini ASEAN, a showcase of the architecture, people, customs and heritage of the countries of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). Mini ASEAN was officiated on 3 September 1991 by the then Prime Minister Y.A.B. Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad. Initially when Mini ASEAN was first established, there were only five models of traditional houses, representing five members of the ASEAN countries, namely Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia and Singapore. After the
admission of another four countries into ASEAN, four additional traditional houses were built in 2002, representing those countries, namely Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.
Cultural performances at Pentas Teja are available at the following time:
Monday – Thursday – 11.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.
Friday – 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, School Holidays and Public Holidays – 11.00 a.m., 2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m.
Address: Lebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450 Ayer Keroh
GPS Coordinate: N 2.283087, E 102.30355
Open daily from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Adult – RM12.00
Child – RM6.00
Student – RM10.00
There are also charges imposed on camera or video camera.
Camera (Individual) – RM3.00
Camera (School/Group Tour) – RM1.00
Video Camera – RM5.00
Taman Mini Malaysia / ASEAN,
Lebuh Ayer Keroh, 75450 Melaka.
Tel: 06 – 2321334
Fax: 06 – 2321335