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“Back to the past”

Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)
Ranked #25 of 149 things to do in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Definitely for tourists only, this tiny museum is actually a Malaysian house showing how a typical Malaysian family lives.
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Located in the heart of "Kampung Morten", it will take you back through the century and parts of the history and culture of Malaysia. The whole Kampung is a frozen in time preserved old traditional Malay style of living and culture and you can knock on any door around the Kampung and the hosts will greet you and offer you to give you a tour of their most often century old home.

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Reviewed 20 September 2013

As she showed us her whole house, we could see that she was reliving her past. She proudly showed us her guest books dating from 1992 including an entry from the grandson of Winston Churchill. She had us sit in the wedding chairs to take photos and hit the gong 3 times for luck. No charge for entry but we were happy to make a donation. Well worth the time it took to get there.

2  Thank Susan D
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

The lady of the house was the granddaughter of the original owner of the house. She's got photos of the generations of families hanging on the wall. She showed us the whole house, complete with all the original furnitures and kitchen/table wares.

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Reviewed 11 June 2013

This is an interesting place to see a kampung or village of houses that are absolutely charming. Many of the houses are made of wood, and one of them is actually a "museum" (which was unfortunately closed when we were there). However, many of the houses have become "homestays" while others were selling drinks, cookies or ice-cream. That's the sign of commercialism.

Nevertheless, a stroll around the kampung brings about a different feel of Malacca, compared to visits to the malls. One side of the kampung actually is the embankment the river, which adds to the ambience. Kampung Morten is a small compact area that would take no more than 1-2 hours to visit.

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Reviewed 1 May 2013

We were shown around by a relative of the house owners, and later joined by one of the elderly owners. It was interesting to see all the ornaments and trinkets they have collected over the years, as well as learning about what the area used to be like, and seeing examples of traditional Malay style furniture and decor. We got to try out the Malay bride and groom chairs too.

1  Thank fromthetreetops
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