Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), Melaka: Hours, Address, Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum) Reviews: 4.5/5

Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Villa Sentosa Melaka is a fine example of a traditional Malay village house located in Kampung Morten, on the banks of the Malacca River within walking distance of the historic UNESCO World Heritage district of Melaka City. Villa Sentosa is perhaps the most attractive and best preserved of all the houses in Kampung Morten and it now serves as a private museum and is open to the public. It is known as The Malay Living Museum.
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Noshi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia28 contributions
Don't miss this!
Dec 2020
We took a detour to visit this place as we missed it the last time.

We were shown around by the owner, Haji Ibrahim who is the descendent of the founder of this village. Lots of cool antiques to see. Entrance is free but donations are welcomed for the upkeep of the house.
Written December 20, 2020
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Maria N
7 contributions
Beautiful villa and well laid out
Feb 2020
It is a beautiful example of a traditional building and it is free as well. Great displays, furniture and information. It is a lovely walk along the river to get there as well with great spots to take photos along the way. A good way to spend an hour or so absorbing it all and appreciating the history of the villa and the area it is located in.
Written March 9, 2020
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,826 contributions
Interesting to visit
Mar 2019
The owners of this Villa have open the door of their house and organise guided tour where it's possible to see some important events which occured along its existence.
The entrance is free and and the end of the guided tour there is a free donation to give.
I find the tour very interesting.
The only drawback is that Villa Sentosa is quite far away from the center of Melaka. We went on foot but it took us a lot of time.
Written February 25, 2020
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GPhillipsMBE
Carterton, UK2,778 contributions
Worth visiting but not essential
Feb 2020 • Couples
Huge villa to view with lots of interesting artefacts - some priceless to view. We had an informative brief tour. Then directed towards the ‘donation box’ before leaving!!!!!
Written February 25, 2020
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zalnikor
ottawa canada553 contributions
Nice old family home
Feb 2020 • Solo
Well worth the visit if your doing the river walk. An old family house turned into a mini museum of the Malay past. Well kept up,you can have a tour with one of the family members. Donations are appreciated to help with the upkeep
Written February 17, 2020
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Professional globetrotter🌏
Sweden13 contributions
Home is where the heart is!
Feb 2020 • Friends
Thanks for your hospitality and interesting conversations. All the best to you sweet owner and family.
Written February 14, 2020
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philhellich
Paris, France984 contributions
Worth visiting - go by bike or walk along the river
Feb 2020 • Family
Worth visiting - go by bike or walk along the river. Nice welcome and guided tour by the owner or another family member. Interactive session !
Written February 1, 2020
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S_Shah910
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
A charming, unique place
Dec 2019
On my 1st day in Melaka , chanced upon this property as I was walking along the river. It really is wonderful to see a genuine "kampung" house inside and out! The guide/owner led us on tour around the property, giving clear, interesting details along the way. Worth a vist if you want a feel of the real Melaka and Malay culture.
Written December 20, 2019
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Chris_Orleans
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia222 contributions
Free , friendly , fun
Oct 2019 • Couples
A warming welcome from one of the family member with a great heart . The villa sentosa is nested in the heart of kampung Morten a traditional malay village in Melaka . Free visit of a traditional malay interior and wood architecture such it was not that long time away . Sweet moment
Written October 30, 2019
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Swifty2000
4 contributions
Unbelievable, a one off, has to be experienced to be believed
Feb 2019
An incredible enlightening experience and I hope our hosts live to be 150 to continue sharing their home. If you don't believe me ask the Duke of Edinburgh!
Written September 22, 2019
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