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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  • A unique experience. We visited and met the elderly lady whose grandfather lived in this kampong home. She showed us around and told us about her family, photographed us sitting on the wedding chairs,...  more »
  • We had a private tour of one of the sons. Otherwise, no one was there. We were gg. 14: 00, there apparently is going on in the morning and in the evening the most. A great guide in perfect English with really interesting Inhalten...nicht as the typical Museum blah :-) Finally, the Mr has answered us all kinds of questions about the House, Melaka and Malaysia. Definitely stop by!
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  • We enjoyed walking through this house and meeting the granddaughter of the original owner who is now in her 80s. She doesn't speak a lot of English so it is nice to have someone to interpret. In any c...  more »
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  • Really great place, would high recommend. Our tour guide was a family member and very knowledgeable
  • When walking along the river, you'll pass by...good views of traditional malay housing
  • Super kind family giving tours of traditional Malaysian houses. Oh, and it's free. (Donations, of course, is deserved and worth it)
  • Only passing by while I was at Melacca. Catch nice poto-spot around the area.
  • Happy to see that heritage is being preserved in Malaka.

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