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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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Being a living museum makes it different and fascinating

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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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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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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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We loved our visit to Villa Sentosa! The house is so beautiful and the host is charming! How lovely to wander a genuine kampung house with its owner and hear all about its family history. The owner, Abdul Rahim Hashim, is such a lovely man and made our children feel very special as they were invited to make a wish... More 

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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

Address: Address: Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
Phone Number: (606) 282 2988
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka

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