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Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

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Address: Jalan Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
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(606) 282 2988
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Definitely for tourists only, this tiny museum is actually a Malaysian...

Definitely for tourists only, this tiny museum is actually a Malaysian house showing how a typical Malaysian family lives.

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Great visit to the living museum

Went with my family and was greeted by the friendly and knowledgeable owner of the house Mr Ibrahim. He explained to us on how the village came about and the history of his... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rasid B
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Palani India
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Subpar and poorly run setup and must be some Malay govt venture. Poor to non existent information. I wouldnt waste my time on this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my family and was greeted by the friendly and knowledgeable owner of the house Mr Ibrahim. He explained to us on how the village came about and the history of his family.

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Thank Rasid B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

An authentic visit around a traditional Malay house. We were welcomed in by a fantastic man named Ibrahim who showed us around his own home and all of his families treasures. This was no tourist tour or company making money. This was a genuine family inviting you to enjoy a bit of there history alongside them. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Mathew T
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

a living museum. There was lots of singing and dancing. very entertaining. The smell from the nearby river though was truly terrible though. It permeates your clothes, especially if you take the cruise.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

As previous reviews say we got a tour round a traditional Malay house by a lovely gent who grew up in it. You could really feel how much he loved telling you about his father and family. Then we got a tour around another house by another great guy who also took us around the village showing us some of... More 

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Thank King K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

I don't understand what there is to see here, the place is empty, it smells horrible, there's nothing to see, it has no soul whatsoever...

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Thank Valérie S
Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We had visited the baba nonya house in the morning and in the evening we visited the villa sentosa which a typical Malaysian kampung house. Mr Haji Ibrahim, who is the owner of the house showed us his lovely house which is full of artefacts belonging to his family. The family still lives there. There is no entrance fee (unlike... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Is a well preserved traditional house, where the owner's son & daughter ( both age about 70 now ) staying in there. They are very welcoming, and seems enjoying sharing their family history, and the traditional equipment in their house patiently. There are malays wedding setup display as well. Will see the world smallest Al-Quran, old camera collection and etc.... More 

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Thank Kai L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I went there with all my family (a group of 4) and Ibrahim, a lovely old man, has led us on a tour of his house telling anecdotes about his family and home. I never felt uncomfortable indeed Ibrahim greeted us with great kindness. He did not ask for money for the visit but we while we were leaving we... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

My daughter's best place to visit in Malacca^^ Uncle gave us a wonderful personal tour even though we went there 5 mins to closing time. Hope we can visit there again in their 100th anniversary year within 6 years.

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Thank Yurie N

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