Muzium Kapal Selam, Tanjung Klebang

The latest eye-catching tourist attraction in Melaka is definitely the Submarine Museum or known as Muzium Kapal Selam in Malay language. It is located at Pantai Klebang which is through land reclamation. 
The entrance fee is reasonably cheap which is at the cost of RM5.00 (adult) and RM3.00 (child). When they are first opened to public, the price was RM3.00 for adult and free for kids.
This submarine is named SMD Quessant Agosta 70 which is made in France. The submarine used to be used to train the first Royal Malaysian Navy crews from 2005 to 2009. The submarine was lastly used by the Royal Malaysian Navy and French Navy in July 2009 when journey through the Atlantic Ocean was made. On 23 September 2011, Malaysian Ambassador to France Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal signed an agreement for the ownership of the unused submarine with French Defense Minister.
The decommissioned submarine was transported by sea by Felda Transport Services Sdn. Bhd. and Jumbo Shipping. It departed from French Naval Base in Brest, France on 9 October 2011. It reached in Malaysia on 13 November 2011 and arrived in Klebang on 17 November 2011. The museum was opened to the public on 22 November 2011 for 10 days as a promotional preview. A total of 25,000 visitors flocked into the museum, including Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Malacca Mohd Khalil Yaakob
It was then closed for refurbishment and painting work and it was reopened again on 17 December 2011. It was officiated on 4 March 2012 by Malacca Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam and Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi when the submarine was handed over from the Ministry of Defence to Malacca State Government. In March 2015, it was decided that the museum would be upgraded by adding prayer room and shops over the next two years.
There is a history and more detailed stories about this submarine will be displayed underneath the gigantic submarine. You can sit down and watch the whole process on how it is being shipped on this land. It is all well documented.
Everything is still as original as it used to be. Just minor renovation to keep visitors from dangerous area and refurbished to look clean. From the picture above, this is the torpedo launch room which is located at the front of the submarine.
The sleeping area is still look new because previously it is opened for public to have a night stay to experience how it is like to stay in a submarine. Unfortunately, it is already closed for overnight until further notice.
This is the driving area. I wonder how does a feeling like of driving a 1300 tonne metal under the water. It must be pretty exciting and scary at the same time too.
The radar station. Kids just love buttons. 
There are a lot of places we cannot enter. Only photograph can be taken.
The engine room. They have a mannequin to how how they work with the machine.
The bedroom for the captain is slightly luxurious but the space is still too tight for a person to move around.
Dining area for the crew.
The overall cost of the museum is MYR12.6 million, which also includes the cost for transportation, harbor, road, renovation, foundation work and visitor facilities.
This is how narrow is the walkway. Luckily we were there during the weekdays. On the weekends, people are queuing up along the way. It is so hard to make a turn and taking pictures with your friends or families during your visit here.
The place where the chef prepares food for all the crews on board.
The place you settle your business. I wonder how their sanitary system is done.
One and only place you take a shower and without a door or a curtain to cover.
I wonder how to move around when taking the shower. It is too small!
Communication room.

The final room is the Machine Control Room. You can't proceed anymore further than that.

A stair that will lead you to the top of the submarine. Unfortunately, it is closed for public. Meh, lack of excitement.
But still, it is an excitement for the kids. Especially my boy...which kid doesn't like a stair?
The museum features a decommissioned France-made Agosta class 70 submarine, which was used by the Royal Malaysian Navy for submarine training for a short period of time. The submarine is measured 67.5 meters in length, 11.7 in height and 6.5 meters in width.

Apart of the submarine, there are two jet fighters available there as exhibit but you can't sit in. Meh x2.
So just a picture with the jets. Boring...
Overall, it was a great exposure for me and my family. There are only 6 submarine museum in this world and we are one of them! Why not appreciate what we have? However, it would be more educational if they have a tour guide who can explain about the submarine when we walk inside. It will give us more knowledge about the submarine instead of just a walk in and out of it.
Total Damage: RM13.00
Service: 0/5
Recommended?: Yes at least once.

Muzium Kapal Selam
Dataran 1Malaysia, Klebang
75200 Melaka
Business Hours: 9.00am - 5.30pm (daily)

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