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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 July 2009

This beautiful 1920s Malay house is found along the Melaka river, on the side facing the Majestic Hotel. The house is well maintained with a lovely garden. Inside is just like time has frozen decades ago. There is no entrance fee but they welcome donations...More

4  Thank Sarah88HongKong
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 January 2012

You enter and given a funny but sometimes uncomfortable tour by Abdul (70ish year old man, who owns the house). He grabbed us at the end of the tour being the only English in a group a Japanese and gave us a talk about how...More

21  Thank Carlinghurst
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank javiercard2017
syafiqrosli, Public Relations Manager at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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.

2  Thank Smileypokey
syafiqrosli, Owner at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank KingRegis
syafiqrosli, Owner at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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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

4  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

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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

2  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.

2  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 ViaBen
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

2  Thank Vicente8
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Steven Y
29 November 2016|
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Response from syafiqrosli | Property representative |
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22 July 2016|
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