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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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Simply lovely

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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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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34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Kampung Morten is about 20 minutes walk away from Jonker Street along the Malacca River. The sights along the way was interesting, ranging from graffiti covered guesthouses to sky scrapper tall hotels. Fairly safe for a solo female to walk too, although I wouldn't take this for granted. I visited this traditional Malay kampung house, seemed like this was the... More 

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Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It's really a nice place to visit to. I was welcomed by one of the surviving daughters of the orginal owner. this house is full of artifacts and historical photograqphs of visiting royalty etc. Worth a visit. :)

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Olden days story about Malays and sultanate born history will give some ideas. Which before our time and how was Malacca was named. That interesting I like here and but what make me dislike no tour guide inside museum telling a story.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Welcomed by one of the surviving daughters of the original owners from the early 20th century we were shown around this quaint museum-like house full of artifacts and historical photographs of visiting royalty etc. Well worth taking a look around.

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