Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), Melaka

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Enjoy the intimate experience of Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), a "living museum" next to the Melaka river. A resident of the kampung houses (traditional Malay structures built on stilts) will welcome you and guide you through their personal family history, mementos, and dailyroutine. The guides speak English and greet guests with open arms, as they are very proud of their heritage. You'll appreciate this rare glimpse into the traditional Malakan way of life, which is becoming increasingly modernized. Add Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum) to your Melaka travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Melaka trip itinerary builder app.
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  • We took a detour to visit this place as we missed it the last time. We were shown around by the owner, Haji Ibrahim who is the descendent of the founder of this village. Lots of cool antiques to...  more »
  • It is a beautiful example of a traditional building and it is free as well. Great displays, furniture and information. It is a lovely walk along the river to get there as well with great spots to...  more »
  • Villa Sentosa is the biggest Malacca traditional house situated in Kampung Morten which is at the center of Malacca. This place can be viewed from the Malacca River Cruise and is very pretty during the night as the lights from the houses can be seen from afar. When you go inside the building a friendly and helpful guide will show you around the house which holds many traditional household items from the time the village was first built. You will find the visit very nice as the guide is interactive and will answer any questions that a visitor may have. Visitors are very welcomed by the people there. This living museum will be very worthwhile for anyone who loves to have an experience and interactive tour of a traditional Malacca house.
  • Beautiful old house. Entrance is around the back, then come to the front of the house to find granny. She will show you around a little, but she forgets what she just told you and repeats herself a lot. Be patient and ask her questions about the house. You can leave a donation by the gong.

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