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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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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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Authentic house, authentic host!

This is a bit off the beaten track, but well-worth looking for. In an area of authentic Malaysian houses belonging to the middle classes in the 1920s - 50s, this house is full of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Martyn P
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London, United Kingdom
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Queensland
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74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were shown around one of the homes with a lot of history. An interesting story with lots of photos about the family.

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a bit off the beaten track, but well-worth looking for. In an area of authentic Malaysian houses belonging to the middle classes in the 1920s - 50s, this house is full of personal memories for the owner, the 84 year old daughter of the original owner. She is a charming host and the only thing to remember is... More 

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Thank Martyn P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying at a hotel overlooking this Malay heritage village which looked lovely. Stumbled upon Villa Sentosa and was welcomed in by a brother and sister who still live in the house. The family were so friendly and welcoming and took great pride in showing us round their home. All the furniture and interior furniture dated back to some... More 

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Thank Suzie K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We went there after being on Melaka for the second time and after visiting all the main attractions of the place. It has been a great moment meeting one of the owner of the house. He says - I am not leaving in a museum, it's the museum that's leaving in me. And I think this is the syntesys of... More 

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Thank 156pat
Seremban, Malaysia
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is a traditional Malay house. I am personally not very intrigued by it because as a Malay, this looks exactly like my grandparents' house. However, I have to give them props for having so many rare traditional materials. If you are a foreign tourist, the visit may be wonderful, as you get the chance to see the inside of... More 

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Thank naninoordin
Melaka, Malaysia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

For those who are keen to observe how the local malay stay in their traditional house, this Malay Living Museum is worth visiting and the host is an elderly malay lady, very friendly and she loves to tell her ancestors' achievement and their history. No entrance fees but would welcome small token to be placed in a donation box so... More 

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1 Thank Merryn1288
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Visited this place. Owner of house gave us a tour. He speaks very good English. Gave a pretty good tour of his house along with a brief history of his family. Friendly, welcoming, gentle 70 year old man. I had a little warning bells when he got touchy with my little girl, but I gave him the benefit of being... More 

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3 Thank traveldadwith2kids
Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Its nice museum and I really liked it as here we can view the style of Malaysian their culture and way of living..........

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Thank Muhammadsalamturkey
Bundanoon, Australia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

A small heritage suburb surrounded by high rise buildings. The simple homes give an insight to previous generations, but are obviously inhabited by a proud community that doesn't mind the intrusion of visitors.

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1 Thank ARBurch
Melaka, Malaysia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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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