Fu Ning: A Majestic Wooden Sailboat Docks in Melaka

History comes alive in Melaka! Fu Ning (also known as Funing 福宁), the world’s largest traditional Chinese wooden sailing boat, arrived on 1st of May 2024, for an extraordinary 7-day visit. This magnificent vessel is a testament to China’s rich maritime history and a symbol of the enduring cultural exchange along the Maritime Silk Road.

About Fu Ning

  • Size: Measuring a remarkable 41.6 meters long, 12 meters wide, and a main mast height of 29 meters, Fu Ning is a sight to behold.
  • Construction: Built with traditional craftsmanship using teak and rosewood, it demonstrates the enduring skills of Chinese shipbuilders.
  • Modern Touch: Despite its classic design, Fu Ning boasts a 300kWh onboard power bank, providing the vessel’s electrical needs for a day on a single charge.
  • Capacity: The vessel has the capacity to accommodate up to 42 people at one time.

Mission & Potential Charters

  • Purpose: Fu Ning aims to retrace Admiral Cheng Ho’s historic voyages along the Maritime Silk Road, honoring his legacy, promoting traditional Chinese maritime culture, and facilitating cultural exchange with countries along its journey.
  • Chartering: While onboard tours aren’t available, those interested in chartering Fu Ning should contact local authorities for regulations and potential opportunities.

What to Expect in Melaka

Here’s how you can be part of this unique experience:

  • Witnessing a Maritime Marvel: Get up close and take stunning photos of Fu Ning docked in all its glory. Stay informed for potential designated viewing areas and the best vantage points around the port to capture this historic vessel.
  • Immerse Yourself in History: Fu Ning’s presence is a chance to learn more about China’s rich maritime heritage and the fascinating legacy of Admiral Cheng Ho’s voyages. Delve into the history of the Maritime Silk Road and its enduring cultural exchange.

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Mark Your Calendars

Fu Ning will remain in Melaka until May 7th, 2024. This is a rare chance to see this extraordinary vessel up close before it continues its journey. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness a piece of maritime history!

A Symbol of Cultural Exchange

Fu Ning’s arrival in Melaka symbolizes the strong historical and cultural ties between Malaysia and China. It’s an exciting reminder of the enduring spirit of exploration and cultural exchange that defines the Maritime Silk Road.

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