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Villa Sentosa is as old as Kampong Morten itself as it was build by one of the kampung's founder and its headman, Tuan Haji Hashim bin Dato' Demang Haji Abdul Ghani in 1920.
Unlike typical Melakan Malay traditional houses commonly found in the village, Villa Sentosa was built in the style of "urban malay house" which was fashionable during the turn of the 20th century without sacrifying the traditional Malay architecture of the region. The house was mainly constructed in timber with minimal partitions or interior walls inside the house, allowing for the flexible use of space and for good ventilation and lighting of the interiors.
Villa Sentosa has now been converted by family members of the late Tuan Haji Hashim bin Dato' Demang Haji Abdul Ghani into a private museum. All visitors will be entertained personally by the family members of the house. Guided tours are also conducted for the visitors to view its intriguing collection of costumes, Malay embroidery, furniture, muskets and array of interesting relics.
Free admission (donations are most welcome to maintain and upkeep the house)
Friday: 2.45pm - 5.00pm
Other days 9.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Updated Jun 2, 2004
Address: 138 Kampung Morten, Melaka.
Phone: +606 282 3988
Before entering a local house, shoes must always be removed and left at the doorsteps. This is also applicable even when you visit Villa Sentosa the living museum as it is not a typical musueum per se - it is a kampong house that showcases the way of living of the kampong communities.
Updated Jul 11, 2004