Villa Sentosa or also known as “The Malay Living Museum” is a traditional Malay house located in Kampung Morten. The villa’s location is close to the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Although Melaka city has developed rapidly in the past decade, the Villa Sentosa’ traditional architecture is still well preserved.
This Malay house was turn into a small museum to give the visitors an idea about the Malay way of life in Malacca. The house consists of five areas surrounded by the open courtyard. The home design helps maintain a comfortable and comfortable atmosphere.
The indoor space of the house is filled with antique furniture, antique items and classic pictures. There are also ceramics from the Min Dynasty among the exhibits.
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Saturday – Thursday: 9.00 a.m – 6.00 p.m
Friday: 2.00 p.m – 6.00 p.m
There is no entrance fee. However, donation is most welcomed.
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Villa Sentosa Melaka is a must see attraction if you are looking to get a taste of the authentic Malay way of living. Located in Campung Morten, right near the Malacca River, Villa Sentosa will surprise you with its beautiful architecture and welcoming owners.
These houses place primary importance on ventilation, and through various openings, shutters, doors, and vents, keep the occupants cool. The ambient temperature when I visited [late afternoon] was a full 10 degrees cooler inside than outside. The houses are also raised above the ground, which, in addition to having various climatic advantages [ventilation, flood protection], provides a very useful work/laundry drying/storage space that’s shaded and protected.
This museum is an example of a wealthy living Malay family back then and maintains it’s courtyard, living space, dining area, an attic above, and bedrooms from its’ original look.
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