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Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
(606) 282 2988
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Ranked #7 of 65 attractions in Melaka
Type: Museums
Description: Definitely for tourists only, this tiny museum is actually a Malaysian house showing how a typical Malaysian family lives.
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Mich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were given a tour by Abraham, an heir who still lives in the home which has been there for generations. He took our pictures, explained, all the rooms, their functions, the heritage and more. We couldn't have been more pleased. Would highly recommend. No charge but donations are given. I should have given more, it's a privately funded tour... More

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Brilliant the old lady who's house it is is so informative. It's a shame so much building work in the area. No charge either but we left a donation.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Good look into the way it was. Lovely old home and it is a living village so villagers happy to talk about life.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The aunty who lives here was so charming. She took us through all the rooms and explained about Malay customs and artefacts. She also ran us through her family history. The house is simply beautiful and charming inside as well as outside. Shame to see hardly any tourists visiting here. Highly recommend Villa Sentosa as well as the heritage protected... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The time is stand still there in Villa Sentosa. Haji Ibrahim was a nice tourist guid. Told us about the history of Malacca and his Family. The house is filled with original old crafts. The most thing I like the accurate recorded dates of the very old photos of his family members. At the end he allowed us to hit... More

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USA, Hew Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Located in the heart of "Kampung Morten", it will take you back through the century and parts of the history and culture of Malaysia. The whole Kampung is a frozen in time preserved old traditional Malay style of living and culture and you can knock on any door around the Kampung and the hosts will greet you and offer you... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

As she showed us her whole house, we could see that she was reliving her past. She proudly showed us her guest books dating from 1992 including an entry from the grandson of Winston Churchill. She had us sit in the wedding chairs to take photos and hit the gong 3 times for luck. No charge for entry but we... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The lady of the house was the granddaughter of the original owner of the house. She's got photos of the generations of families hanging on the wall. She showed us the whole house, complete with all the original furnitures and kitchen/table wares.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is an interesting place to see a kampung or village of houses that are absolutely charming. Many of the houses are made of wood, and one of them is actually a "museum" (which was unfortunately closed when we were there). However, many of the houses have become "homestays" while others were selling drinks, cookies or ice-cream. That's the sign... More

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Solo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We were shown around by a relative of the house owners, and later joined by one of the elderly owners. It was interesting to see all the ornaments and trinkets they have collected over the years, as well as learning about what the area used to be like, and seeing examples of traditional Malay style furniture and decor. We got... More

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