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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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A museum like no other.

We just saw the place in TripAdvisor and try our luck to go and visit. When we arrived it is just a normal house and we went in. Inside, can see the traditional Malay costumes and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NickHtun

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74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just saw the place in TripAdvisor and try our luck to go and visit. When we arrived it is just a normal house and we went in. Inside, can see the traditional Malay costumes and other items and we are not so impressed. But when we talk to Ibrahim, one of the 5 residents living in the home. He... More 

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Thank NickHtun
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting place to visit. It gives you a good idea of the way the fisherman Melakans lived.

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Thank JohnandRo
Reading, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by this being called a museum - you are being shown around someone's house. The lady we had was 85 and very sweet, but didn't speak loads of English. The house itself was very interesting though, but it did feel a bit odd to be nosing around her home.

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Thank ASBryant
Singapore, Singapore
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87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Walked down the river and passed this by chance - absolutely wonderful to see the traditional houses. This area is of course the upmarket version - still very worth to stop by when you stroll down the river!

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Thank Me J
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Beach,shopping food,people,cityscape,utensils,hotels,candle light dinner,dance,karaoke,massage,musicj

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Thank Didi A
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We went on the river cruise and past theKampong Morten Village.On the corner was this beautiful green house and when we left the boot,we walked back for a visit.It is an Maleiy house in original state and very interesting to see how the people lived and still live,as the son of the man who builded the house,still lives there.We enjoyed... More 

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Thank Wouter V
Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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199 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The idea of opening your home to any person (tourist or not) is amazing. The current occupant speaks English well and explains the various sections and paraphernalia. All for no entry fee but expects a donation. Not many will do this.

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Thank Bhupinder2010
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I had the whole day to be a lone traveler and to wander around this charming Malacca city at my own pace - so many interesting places.... where to start? So I got on the delightful river cruise from hotel to historic red square, visited the famous Christ Church, climbed up the hill to St Paul's church and decided to... More 

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Thank lindawong-Singapore
Palani India
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Subpar and poorly run setup and must be some Malay govt venture. Poor to non existent information. I wouldnt waste my time on this place.

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Went with my family and was greeted by the friendly and knowledgeable owner of the house Mr Ibrahim. He explained to us on how the village came about and the history of his family.

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