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Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

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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...more
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Jalan Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
+60 6-282 2988
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located next to the Swiss Garden Hotel, it is separated from The Pines Hotel by the river. There is a bridge (Jambatan Kg Morten) that links both sides. It is to all intent and purpose, a Malay abode, though not very typical as the common...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pat C
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We truly enjoyed our visit to Villa Sentosa! A glimpse into Malay history with a wonderful guide. Tour a traditional Malay house and hear the family history of the people who lived there (and still do). Really fascinating and worth a visit. Walk around the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MsTommasino
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This is a house turned into a museum giving valuable insight into the traditional way of life in a typical village. The friendly owner gave us a tour of his house and the furniture, antiques and artifacts that have been handed down to him. An...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nellielim
Reviewed 23 October 2018

At Villa Sentosa, in Kampung Morten, you can experience the traditional Malay way of life. Among the descendants of the pioneer settlers in Kampung Morten is Othman’s grandson, Ibrahim Hashim, 74. Ibrahim loves regaling visitors to his ancestral kampung house about what life was like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank javiercard2017
syafiqrosli, Public Relations Manager at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank You Javier

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely man toured us through his home which is a living museum. Very interesting view of life in Kampung Morten. We went on our own and really enjoyed it. Wonderful history here.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Smileypokey
syafiqrosli, Owner at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank You for the visit :)

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Villa Sentosa is a beautiful very well maintained Living Museum. The Son or Grandson (?) Lives in the Villa together with his wife. Very nice Man and very nice to talk to. Loved the overall design of the house and how they were able to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank KingRegis
syafiqrosli, Owner at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank You KingRegis

Reviewed 15 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank RebeccaD3374
Reviewed 8 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank leecK9330OU
Reviewed 30 June 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
3  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.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Ju_juPerthAustralia
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Steven Y
29 November 2016|
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