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Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)
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USD 28.00*
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Guided Historical City Of Malacca Day Tour With...
Ranked #5 of 131 things to do in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 the most attractive and best preserved of all the houses in Kampung Morten and it now serves as a private museum and is open to the public. It is known as The Malay Living Museum.
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 box after your tour.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Jennifer D
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"wooden house"
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"majestic hotel"
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"the river"
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"family house"
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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.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  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 good luck. We signed her visitors book - she has a stack of them dating back to the early 1990s. We enjoyed our visit to her house, walking around the Kampong, and a cocktail at the Majestic Hotel jus on the other side of the river.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  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 visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank nidusinas
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