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“A blast from the past”

Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)
Ranked #26 of 149 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.
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

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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.

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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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Reviewed December 29, 2012

The morning before we left, we went for a walk through the village which we had spied from our hotel room. It had just finished raining and we had a very nice walk completely by ourselves through the entire village. We enjoyed seeing the design of the houses, the laundry hung underneath the houses where the chickens also hung out and other memorable elements of village life. Had heard that the tour through one house was odd and uncomfortable so we did not stop there.

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Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Take a leisurely walk along the riverside and you will come to this beautiful 200 year old wooden house. The owner will welcome you and guide you through the last 9 generations of his family who lived in the house. It's definitely one of the must-see attractions of Melaka. Admission is by donation. Continue your walk through the village of Kampung Morten,it's worth a visit.

2  Thank RobyTn79
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