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Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

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Address: Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
Phone Number: (606) 282 2988
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Description: Definitely for tourists only, this tiny museum is actually a Malaysian...
Definitely for tourists only, this tiny museum is actually a Malaysian house showing how a typical Malaysian family lives.
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I liked this place very much and hope will go agian as long as we are in Melaka its great to view malaysian culture

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I liked this place very much and hope will go agian as long as we are in Melaka its great to view malaysian culture

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The best living museum ever....the house has been well maintained with a beautiful lady called Makcik Mah who took care of the place nicely. You can feel the warmth of the hostess and a great place for family gathering.

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Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It is really nice place to visit if anyone visiting melaka and not visit this place so he sure lost something.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It's a good inside into a typical Malay Village and it's also convenient as its within close proximity of the town centre however it does seem a little staged and not as original as I would have liked it. A little more information about it would have been better.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A great glimpse into the historic past of a fascinating city. Ibrahim, who takes care of the place, has amazing English skills and exhibits traditional Malay hospitality. I can't believe I have been to Melaka so many times and hadn't visited this house. Make the time! It's easy to get to by crossing the new bridge.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Excellent local house to visit. Very good welcome from the host and the area is also very nice to walk around.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is where the government moved the local population who serviced the port. The home have been well preserved & there is government funding available to preserves them. However you do feel as if you are walking through there neighbourhood & homes. I felt more comfortable looking from the river.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a large Malaysian 1920s kampong style of house that is lived in yet open to the public. Inside is well kept with family artifacts and pictures (including a 100 year old copy of the Quran), so it is a living museum where the owner and occupier will happily show people around (although you must take your shoes off... More 

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Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is one unique museum that offers a living museum concept. It means that the museum is actually a residential house that has a real family whose living inside. It is located in the authentic housing area named Kampong Morten. All the house in this area are the typical Melayu house which is built in 1920. The museum itself located... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We came here expecting it to be a actual museum and were surprised to walk into someone's actual house. We walked around for a short while akwardly then the old lady who lived there started to show us around. It was odd and she didn't speak much English and kept repeating herself over and over again. It was interesting in... More 

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