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“The Great Living Museum in Melaka” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)
Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
(606) 282 2988
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Ranked #4 of 61 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Definitely for tourists only, this tiny museum is actually a Malaysian house showing how a typical Malaysian family lives.
Singapore, Singapore
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“The Great Living Museum in Melaka”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Happened to discover this lovely living museum village very near the Ramada Plaza Hotel. I am glad the government has decided to preserve this village and make it a living Museum. Typical small Melaka houses lined up the river, beautifully decorated with lovely flowers. I guess all the kampong people have green fingers; it is so nice to see such colorful plants decorating these houses.

Visited March 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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“Really nice people and interesting spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I walked the promenade and saw this old villa. It's called villa because it is larger than the buildings around in the old Malay Village. This is the last spot you can see how malay people lived before. The owners will tell you about the history of the family and so you learn about the culture. Old interoir elements are shown and you learn about the architecture with a open rood. Really enjoyed the tour. In the end it is woth to donate, cause the family don't recieve money from the goverment compared to the 20 goverment driven museums in the town.

Visited March 2013
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“A blast from the past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

A delightful experience to see how life was so many years ago and the added flavour of having a personal guide by the lovely old lady who owns the villa made this very memorable. It was good to have our photograph taken by her in the wedding poise of that time as it will be a momento. We enjoyed the river walk to the villa and caught the river cruise back making it an excellent day out

Visited March 2013
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“Living History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Just opposite our hotel, the Majestic, the home of a prominent local family, still lived n but open to visitors. Really worth visiting.

Visited February 2013
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“Definitely worth doing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Lovely old lady showed us around and, with pride, described all her inherited possessions. An interesting look back at around a hundred years of history and a glimpse into what it would be like to live as a (presumably very wealthy) Malay fifty years ago. The walls have pictures of family and family trees. It's great that you can do this for just a small donation.

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