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 tourist route planner.
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  • It must have been very beautiful but unfortunately when I arrived at 10 in the morning I opened no one and had to give up the visit!
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  • Well preserved Malay house of old where we can learn culture and architural presentation of traditional Malay house. A very warm welcome when one visits the house which is privately run Living Museum....  more »
  • Typical House of the beginning of century in Malacca. Extraordinary home of the owner who opened his home and his family history with pride, simplicity and humanity. Visit to discover the inside of a House still inhabited, furnished and carpeted memory. A little piece of serenity bordered towers modern along the river. We loved. The tour is free but a donation box is available.
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  • Wonderful. Run by a wonderful old lady. If you arrive and the door is closed just knock and wait. She will come eventually. Must see when in Malacca.
  • a must visit place..lots of info on past histories.
  • Classic malay house (museum) with friendly owner.
  • Yet another side of the city, highlighting a different type of lifestyle, and different cultures.
  • ... nice place to take photo at night when we visit Melaka ... ;)

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