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Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)

Jalan Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
(606) 282 2988
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Interesting but slightly awkward!

Don't be fooled by this being called a museum - you are being shown around someone's house. The... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
ASBryant
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Reading, United Kingdom
Lovely!

Walked down the river and passed this by chance - absolutely wonderful to see the traditional... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Me J
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Singapore, Singapore
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Definitely for tourists only, this tiny museum is actually a Malaysian house showing how a typical Malaysian family lives.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“old lady” (9 reviews)
“kampung house” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Jalan Kampung Morten, Melaka 75300, Malaysia
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(606) 282 2988

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank ASBryant
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!

Thank Me J
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Didi A
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...More

Thank Wouter V
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.

Thank Bhupinder2010
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...More

1  Thank lindawong-Singapore
Reviewed 10 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.

Thank subas2017
Reviewed 24 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.

Thank Rasid B
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

An authentic visit around a traditional Malay house. We were welcomed in by a fantastic man named Ibrahim who showed us around his own home and all of his families treasures. This was no tourist tour or company making money. This was a genuine family...More

Thank Mathew T
Reviewed 12 December 2016

a living museum. There was lots of singing and dancing. very entertaining. The smell from the nearby river though was truly terrible though. It permeates your clothes, especially if you take the cruise.

Thank jaclsden
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Steven Y
28 November 2016|
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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
21 July 2016|
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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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