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Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

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Address: Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
Phone Number: (606) 282 2988
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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This house is still inhabited and the the owner showed us around in a very professional manner. The house is very large, so perhaps not representative of a 'typical' kampong... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This house is still inhabited and the the owner showed us around in a very professional manner. The house is very large, so perhaps not representative of a 'typical' kampong house, but it does give you a good idea of the Malay way of living. Entry is free, although a donation is appreciated. Since I had never been inside one... More 

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windso
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Visited here 3 times and have always been warmly welcomed. This time the older sister of the family took us around her family home but twice before her brother gave the tour. Very insightful glimpse into a home and its family, in an area that is changing by the minute. Sad to see high-rise building shooting up around the little... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is classic Malaysian living. The enclave of Malaysian homes is so interesting. And the Main Villa Sentosa is a delight. The lady that lives there is a great hostess. She explains all the rooms and loves to chat. She has albums with family pictures and memorabilia that goes way back..we loved our visit and walked there along the river... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good Visit, host was very knowledgeable....................................................................

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Villa within view of Majestic Hotel. Well worth a vist. The charming gentleman owner of the house gives you an informative guided tour of his house with all its history. We were there about 30 minutes. Open between 9am and 6pm...I think.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Kampung Morten is an area of Malacca where real Malaysians live in real authentic Malay houses (See my review) However, one of those lovely houses is opened to the public to get an impression of the inside of these houses.This is Villa Sentosa. It is a brilliant little museum reflecting the life of all day in a Malay household, run... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Really worth the short trip from malacca centre to VIlla Sentosa in Portugese settlement. Lovely old Malay house containing wide variety of artefacts and historical photos. We were shown around by grandaughter of original owner who was lovely lady. Talked about her family history and life in the house. Very interesting and would recommend.

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Bargara, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stumbled upon this place by accident and am so glad we did. The house is an amazing collecting of nick backs and historical items. Great insight to how people live. Well worth a visit . We had the original owners daughter show us around and tell us about her family. Definetly a must do

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This picturesque home occupies a scenic riverfront lot in Kampung Morten. Mr. Ibrahim Aji, one of the original family members who still lives in the house, showed us around and talked about his family and life in Melaka. Thoroughly enjoyable! He was a charming host and showed us where to cross the river to catch a boat to the Maritime... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It's just an old house with lots of Malay antiques and the famous Gong aged 200+ years old. Pay RM1 to make a wish!

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