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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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Living Musuem

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Kai L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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 11 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The owner was so friendly! Just step in into his house and He will give you a very nice Tour. Entry is free and donations are welcome. Liked this one more than the baba nonya Museum

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Manila
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Villa Sentosa is a two-storey house (now a museum) and the most prestigious one at Kampung Morten, a protected village of traditional Malay domestic architecture. Our guided tour of Villa Sentosa was part of the free walking tour of Kampung Morten. The owner's son greeted us at the open courtyard at the upper floor and then took us to each... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

It is a old and historical house. The owner this place is an old lady who was very kind. Her niece and nephew showed the rooms and explained about the culture and also costumes. As a foreigner I really enjoyed visiting this area! I felt, I traveled through the past time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

If you decide to walk along the river make sure to go all the way to villa Sentosa. It is a nice quarter like a traditional Malay kampung (village) with small and colourful houses. You can find many more genuine ones but all the way outside the city and you will need to drive way out. So while in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Want to see what Malaysia used to be like? This old Malay kampung (village) resembles what homes were like before the ravages of time or modernization led to the extensive loss of traditional kampung houses. The highlight of a visit to Kampung Morten is Villa Sentosa. (It is not hard to find, but it is inconspicuously labelled with a tiny... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I personally feel very pleased about writing this review after having met Hajja Fatima,the lone survivor of the family who owned this house. It was so sad in a way..taking all us strangers around that history book of a house. She must have had so many moments there. But trust me its like a museum. We couldn't stop clicking! And... More 

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Thank Shama K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The houses are set out as they would have been traditionally. You can walk around and have a look from the outside. There is a house that is open and visitors can go into the main room to see how people would have lived. A fascinating place.

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