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Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
(606) 282 2988
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Ranked #3 of 68 attractions in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

One of the best places in Malaca. Run by family members who show you around their home, a living museum. It's a great way to learn about Malay traditions and family history. It's also free but donations are appriciated!

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Melaka, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This original Malay house and its owners are fascinating. A brother and sister are always there to welcome visitors and delight in telling you about their life at Villa Sentosa and their family history. Lots of antiques from around the world which various family members have been given or collected. You can bang the gong, sit on the wedding chairs,... More

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Mich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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