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“Very nice!”

Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)
Ranked #25 of 137 things to do in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very nice!”
Reviewed January 26, 2012

Have a walk by the river and visit the Kampung and Villa Sentosa. It is not the long house you would probably find in the real villages but it depicts certain lifestyle..

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
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English first
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Do NOT entre if you are a girl alone or in a small group”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

You enter and given a funny but sometimes uncomfortable tour by Abdul (70ish year old man, who owns the house). He grabbed us at the end of the tour being the only English in a group a Japanese and gave us a talk about how we were like family (rather than tourist) to him. Making you feel obliged to give a donation (he asked for more money off us even though we paid 3x the amount of any other museum we have been to in malaysia) The old gentleman is very touchy feely and wants lots of photos with young girls. I stupidly left my sunglasses and walked into a room alone with Abdul where he gradded and tried to kiss me! I don't care what his culture is this was inappropriate! A nice house spoilt but a pervy old man.

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19 Thank Carlinghurst
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Hove, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful house, slightly fickle owner!”
Reviewed December 7, 2011

We loved the house and Abdul is a character and a half. He knows how to work the tourists. We had a tour with some Malay students and it was fun until two very rude French girls arrived and interupted the tour demanding that the Malay students dance for their video. When Abdul continued the tour, they fell asleep with their feet on his lounge table!!!! He quickly turned his attention to them though not before making us visit his donation bowl then kicking us out. A great home to visit though!

Visited December 2011
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3 Thank Liza W
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not worth the visit - awkward from beginning to end”
Reviewed September 11, 2011

The village this is in is really beautiful but avoid entering the museum. An awkward tour whereby you are forced to have your photo taken with the guide in the wedding chairs, among other places. I would not recommend this for solo travellers or small groups. You are made to feel uncomfortable but rude if you leave. You are then obliged to give a donation at the end before exiting as quickly as possible.

Visited September 2011
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Singapore
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96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Nice & pretty!”
Reviewed December 17, 2009

Photography is welcomed here. We even sat on the bridal chairs to take photos. Worth visiting. To get to it, you can easily walk over the bridge across the river from Majestic Hotel.

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