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Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

Jalan Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
(606) 282 2988
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Granny's house!

Villa Sentosa is a traditional Malay house from the 1920 that has been largely preserved as it was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
P E
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Nice people nice house

A rare example of Malay house conservation in a nice urban kampong along the river. Ibrahim is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vicente8
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Definitely for tourists only, this tiny museum is actually a Malaysian house showing how a typical Malaysian family lives.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“old lady” (10 reviews)
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Jalan Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
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(606) 282 2988
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"original owner"
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"family history"
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"authentic malay"
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"donation box"
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"majestic hotel"
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"the owner's son"
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"generous donation"
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"guest book"
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"personal tour"
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"the river"
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"private home"
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"free tour"
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"unique experience"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Villa Sentosa is a traditional Malay house from the 1920 that has been largely preserved as it was in the first half of the XX century. The wooden house is built on stilts by the river in Kampung Morten (a Malay village within Melaka), has...More

Thank P E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A rare example of Malay house conservation in a nice urban kampong along the river. Ibrahim is proud to welcome you in his ancestors’ house where his family is still living. The house is nearly a century old and beautifully maintained. Furnitures and souvenirs are...More

Thank Vicente8
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the visit this home provides a great insight into the colonial British past of Malaysia and sits well alongside a visit to historic Malacca.

Thank XStephen
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Free tour of a traditional house. We were hosted by the owner who was very nice and was very happy to present us his house and way of living. He is very interesting in sharing with the guest and the house is beautiful. You can...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Worth visiting just to meet the old lady who does the tours. Grand daughter of original owner and she is 80 plus - every time we spoke to her she said she was different age ! hilarious. Worth visiting. Make a generous donation in the...More

1  Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The owner showed us round his traditional house and was very proud to tell us the history and show us all the beautiful rooms.We were then given tea and many delicious specialities from Melaka.

Thank 69Heather
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

A unique experience. We visited and met the elderly lady whose grandfather lived in this kampong home. She showed us around and told us about her family, photographed us sitting on the wedding chairs, and invited us each to bang a gong 3 times for...More

1  Thank jmj434
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We enjoyed walking through this house and meeting the granddaughter of the original owner who is now in her 80s. She doesn't speak a lot of English so it is nice to have someone to interpret. In any case, it is an interesting house to...More

1  Thank Palmettotraveller
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lighting are everywhere at night where the whole village been light up by beautiful lighting colours along Melaka River. Best view by having a night river cruise.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This place is a genuine Kampung house like you wont see elsewhere. We were kindly introduced by the 85 years old grandma that lives there, and told us the story of each picture and object. It is a beautiful place to go and one of...More

1  Thank LuizCorrea
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Steven Y
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Response from Sue_in_UK | Reviewed this property |
There is a donation box. Well worth it I though
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Asaf S
22 July 2016|
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Response from Rebecca M | Reviewed this property |
Although we were there mid week I am pretty certain that the lady who lives there (Fatima) would welcome you during daylight hours. We visited after breakfast as we were staying just across the road at The Majestic hotel, we... More
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