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Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

Address: Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
Phone Number: (606) 282 2988
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Ranked #4 of 61 Attractions in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Definitely for tourists only, this tiny museum is actually a Malaysian house showing how a typical...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: Definitely for tourists only, this tiny museum is actually a Malaysian house showing how a typical Malaysian family lives.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Melbourne
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139 reviews 139 reviews
69 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Decided to visit after seeing it on the river cruise previous night. Good to see the government investing in maintaining the heritage of the twin although one wonders if some of the authenticity is being lost. Easy to get to by foot as part of walking tour of the town

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

i love malay's culture , from here we can feel the malay living culture turn to the morden century. This is a tradissional malay village, and there have few malay's tradissional house converd to the homestay.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Villa Sentosa is actually a private house that refused to change with the times. It is located in a conservated district and still manages to stand out. The walk from the city was very enjoyable as you can simply follow the river for the most part. The old lady living there has infinite patience and will show you around, explaining... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The owner of the house is very accommodating and informative about life in his time capsule house. He is likeable, witty and well versed in looking after visitors.

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SIngapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I salute the owners of this museum for keeping our history for our children to visit and learn. Thank you!

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