Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), Melaka
(4.2/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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 tourist route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • As previous reviews say we got a tour round a traditional Malay house by a lovely gent who grew up in it. You could really feel how much he loved telling you about his father and family. Then we got a...  more »
  • I don't understand what there is to see here, the place is empty, it smells horrible, there's nothing to see, it has no soul whatsoever... 
  • We had visited the baba nonya house in the morning and in the evening we visited the villa sentosa which a typical Malaysian kampung house. Mr Haji Ibrahim, who is the owner of the house showed us his...  more »
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  • Classic malay house (museum) with friendly owner.
  • a must visit place..lots of info on past histories.
  • Yet another side of the city, highlighting a different type of lifestyle, and different cultures.
  • Fantastic look at the older side of Malacca
  • A different style of sight seeing! very much worth it!