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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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Melakas best!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
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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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Thank Aimee A
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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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Huy, Belgium
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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
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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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Thank Karen F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Such a great step back in history. The owner of the house showed us around. He is one of 12 children and the third generation to grow up in this house. The house is still original apart from the kitchen which was destroyed by termites. Such an interesting story.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Worth a visit. The family have lived here for many generations and the guide was a very enthusiastic member of the family

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Don't miss this visit. The third generation owner will give you a personal tour and a family history. Admission price is at your discretion. Good English spoken and very personable.

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