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Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

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Address: Jalan Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
Phone Number: (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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Awesome tour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
King K
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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Thank Valérie S
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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Thank Sadaf 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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Thank Kai L
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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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Thank Yurie N
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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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Thank CarniGermany
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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