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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  • Lighting are everywhere at night where the whole village been light up by beautiful lighting colours along Melaka River. Best view by having a night river cruise.  more »
  • Visit of a traditional family home, you discover the traditions within a House (House of the bride and groom etc) typical. Who don't fall for these small pink curtains or the stories of the lineage? don't forget the 3 shots of gong for good luck!
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  • This is a colony of preserved houses from the years 20´s of the last century, in which you can visit one of them. We entered since we saw a sign on the door stating that you put you shoes to enter. We didn't see anyone, so my spouse and I started to explore this House in which you are utensils, pictures, furniture, pictures, etc from that time. The minutes appeared a little old lady who presented with us as the owner of the House and showed us the rest of the House. He didn't speak very good English but either way we gave to understand. At the end it asks you a voluntary cooperation for the conservation of this House, which, as its name implies is really a living museum.
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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.
  • Easy to get to. Nice experience
  • Did not seem unique or the owner did explain the aspects of the house very well, rather he focused on his family history
  • Yet another side of the city, highlighting a different type of lifestyle, and different cultures.
  • a must visit place..lots of info on past histories.

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