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Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

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Interesting traditional house open for tours

The owners of this family house still live there but have opened it up for visitors to see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca D
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A glimpse into the past

A family house preserved to show how life in the old days used to be, with traditional furnishing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DrDalmaRD
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Definitely for tourists only, this tiny museum is actually a Malaysian house showing how a typical Malaysian family lives.
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Jalan Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
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(606) 282 2988
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owners of this family house still live there but have opened it up for visitors to see the heritage building and collection of historic artefacts within. It's fascinating to hear the family history and learn about life in this house through the generations. The...More

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a Malay traditional house, which showing their living style in the past. Good to visit at least once. No parking area the gallery

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family house preserved to show how life in the old days used to be, with traditional furnishing, lots of family photos, and a sense that you stepped back in time. Unfortunately the old lady who guided us was visibly suffering from dementia, forgetting what...More

Thank DrDalmaRD
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed Ibrahim’s story of his unique family house and village. For me it was the best experience in Malacca.

Thank Ju_juPerthAustralia
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Villa Sentosa is a traditional Malay house from the 1920 that has been largely preserved as it was in the first half of the XX century. The wooden house is built on stilts by the river in Kampung Morten (a Malay village within Melaka), has...More

Thank P E
Reviewed 26 April 2018

A rare example of Malay house conservation in a nice urban kampong along the river. Ibrahim is proud to welcome you in his ancestors’ house where his family is still living. The house is nearly a century old and beautifully maintained. Furnitures and souvenirs are...More

Thank Vicente8
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Well worth the visit this home provides a great insight into the colonial British past of Malaysia and sits well alongside a visit to historic Malacca.

1  Thank XStephen
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Free tour of a traditional house. We were hosted by the owner who was very nice and was very happy to present us his house and way of living. He is very interesting in sharing with the guest and the house is beautiful. You can...More

Thank FloreGdr
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...More

1  Thank Jennifer D
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.

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Response from Sue_in_UK | Reviewed this property |
There is a donation box. Well worth it I though
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Asaf S
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Response from Rebecca M | Reviewed this property |
Although we were there mid week I am pretty certain that the lady who lives there (Fatima) would welcome you during daylight hours. We visited after breakfast as we were staying just across the road at The Majestic hotel, we... More
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