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Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

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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...more
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Jalan Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
+60 6-282 2988
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wandered in and greeted by Ibrahim, the youngest sibling of 12 children, still living in the ancestral home and welcoming people every day for the last 20+ years. This is not just a guided tour with a bit of a spiel. This is a welcome...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarkBirkinshaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Villa Sentosa is a real authentic house with equally genuine people. Owner is a kind and beautiful soul, very simple, humble and down to earth. A truly malaysian. He ensure to attend each and everyone, and explain about his living museum in detail. It's a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank NishchalS
Reviewed December 28, 2018

Located next to the Swiss Garden Hotel, it is separated from The Pines Hotel by the river. There is a bridge (Jambatan Kg Morten) that links both sides. It is to all intent and purpose, a Malay abode, though not very typical as the common...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pat C
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We truly enjoyed our visit to Villa Sentosa! A glimpse into Malay history with a wonderful guide. Tour a traditional Malay house and hear the family history of the people who lived there (and still do). Really fascinating and worth a visit. Walk around the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MsTommasino
Reviewed October 24, 2018

This is a house turned into a museum giving valuable insight into the traditional way of life in a typical village. The friendly owner gave us a tour of his house and the furniture, antiques and artifacts that have been handed down to him. An...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nellielim
Reviewed October 23, 2018

At Villa Sentosa, in Kampung Morten, you can experience the traditional Malay way of life. Among the descendants of the pioneer settlers in Kampung Morten is Othman’s grandson, Ibrahim Hashim, 74. Ibrahim loves regaling visitors to his ancestral kampung house about what life was like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank javiercard2017
syafiqrosli, Public Relations Manager at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thank You Javier

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Lovely man toured us through his home which is a living museum. Very interesting view of life in Kampung Morten. We went on our own and really enjoyed it. Wonderful history here.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Smileypokey
syafiqrosli, Owner at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thank You for the visit :)

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Villa Sentosa is a beautiful very well maintained Living Museum. The Son or Grandson (?) Lives in the Villa together with his wife. Very nice Man and very nice to talk to. Loved the overall design of the house and how they were able to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank KingRegis
syafiqrosli, Owner at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thank You KingRegis

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

The owners of this family house still live there but have opened it up for visitors to see the heritage building and collection of historic artefacts within. It's fascinating to hear the family history and learn about life in this house through the generations. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank RebeccaD3374
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

It's a Malay traditional house, which showing their living style in the past. Good to visit at least once. No parking area the gallery

Date of experience: July 2018
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Steven Y
November 28, 2016|
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Response from syafiqrosli | Property representative |
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