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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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Visiting Maleisia

We went on the river cruise and past theKampong Morten Village.On the corner was this beautiful green house and when we left the boot,we walked back for a visit.It is an Maleiy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wouter V
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Harrogate, United Kingdom

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the river cruise and past theKampong Morten Village.On the corner was this beautiful green house and when we left the boot,we walked back for a visit.It is an Maleiy house in original state and very interesting to see how the people lived and still live,as the son of the man who builded the house,still lives there.We enjoyed... More 

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The idea of opening your home to any person (tourist or not) is amazing. The current occupant speaks English well and explains the various sections and paraphernalia. All for no entry fee but expects a donation. Not many will do this.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the whole day to be a lone traveler and to wander around this charming Malacca city at my own pace - so many interesting places.... where to start? So I got on the delightful river cruise from hotel to historic red square, visited the famous Christ Church, climbed up the hill to St Paul's church and decided to... More 

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Palani India
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Subpar and poorly run setup and must be some Malay govt venture. Poor to non existent information. I wouldnt waste my time on this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Went with my family and was greeted by the friendly and knowledgeable owner of the house Mr Ibrahim. He explained to us on how the village came about and the history of his family.

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Thank Rasid B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

An authentic visit around a traditional Malay house. We were welcomed in by a fantastic man named Ibrahim who showed us around his own home and all of his families treasures. This was no tourist tour or company making money. This was a genuine family inviting you to enjoy a bit of there history alongside them. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Mathew T
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

a living museum. There was lots of singing and dancing. very entertaining. The smell from the nearby river though was truly terrible though. It permeates your clothes, especially if you take the cruise.

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Thank jaclsden
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

As previous reviews say we got a tour round a traditional Malay house by a lovely gent who grew up in it. You could really feel how much he loved telling you about his father and family. Then we got a tour around another house by another great guy who also took us around the village showing us some of... More 

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Thank King K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I don't understand what there is to see here, the place is empty, it smells horrible, there's nothing to see, it has no soul whatsoever...

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had visited the baba nonya house in the morning and in the evening we visited the villa sentosa which a typical Malaysian kampung house. Mr Haji Ibrahim, who is the owner of the house showed us his lovely house which is full of artefacts belonging to his family. The family still lives there. There is no entrance fee (unlike... More 

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