Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), Melaka

(4.1/5 based on 150+ 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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  • This is an interesting place to visit. It gives you a good idea of the way the fisherman Melakans lived.  more »
  • Don't be fooled by this being called a museum - you are being shown around someone's house. The lady we had was 85 and very sweet, but didn't speak loads of English. The house itself was very interest...  more »
  • Walked down the river and passed this by chance - absolutely wonderful to see the traditional houses. This area is of course the upmarket version - still very worth to stop by when you stroll down the...  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!