Kampung Morten, Melaka

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Kampung Morten, Melaka
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    Kampung Morten - the Village in the City

    by safizayusof Written Oct 8, 2014

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    Kampung Morten is a riverine village located by the Melaka River. "Kampung" is the Malay word for village. According to Wikipedia, "Morten" is the name of the British official who was responsible for the setting up of the village.

    What's interesting about this village is the fact that it is a village located amidst the busy Melaka city (the capital of Melaka/Malacca). And, the small village is made up of houses built in the traditional Melaka Malay house style.

    To be honest, I would say that Kampung Morten - is more of a living museum than a typical Malay village. This means that you will not be able to see much of the typical lifestyle/activities that takes place in a village (like agricultural or fishing activities), at Kampung Morten. Nonetheless, you will definitely be impressed by the beauty of the well-preserved wooden houses.

    FYI, the traditional Malay house architectural style vary from one state to another. But, one thing they all have in common is that back in the day, the houses were built to stand on stilts or wooden posts. This was to protect the household against wild animals and floods, as well as to support ventilation. Due to this design, all Malay houses would have steps leading up to the anjung or porch. And while we're on the subject, the typical Melaka house would normally stand on 12 to 16 stilts.

    The one thing that has always fascinated me about the Melaka houses, which is also coincidentally its very distinct signature is - their tangga batu or concrete steps. Unlike the other traditional Malay houses, the steps of a Melaka house are usually painted in bright colors, and decorated with intricate patterns made up of colorful tiles (often with floral motifs).

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    Boat trip around Kampung Morten Melaka

    by aussirose Updated Jan 27, 2013

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    A boat trip around the historical village of Kampung Morten is a definate must do!

    Along the way we saw quaint buildings, lovely greenery, fantastic artwork and beautiful bridges.

    I imagined I was in Amsterdam :o)

    Address: Kampung Morten, Melaka

    Directions: At the Melaka river bank, it is close to the now-closed old bus terminal in Melaka. From Hang Tuah Plaza, just walk straight ahead to reach the entrance of the kampung.

    Website: http://www.tourism-melaka.com/kampungmorten.html

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    Kampung Morten - Historical Village Melaka

    by aussirose Updated Sep 11, 2010

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    This lovely decorated bridge that we passed under leads to the little village of Kampung Morten. I learn't about Kampung Morten from Chia's (chiabh) tips here on vt - thanks Chia. We did not have time to visit Kampung Morten and I was disappointed about this....but definately next time.

    Kampung Morten is a heritage village. It is the only Malay village that still practices the original customs and traditions. I believe there is a lovely Museum there called the Living Museum. What a shame we didn't have time to visit. Oh well....stay tuned ....next time we will do Kampung Morten. This time I had to be content with taking pictures of the quaint little houses from our boat.

    Address: Kampung Morten, Melaka

    Directions: At the Melaka river bank, it is close to the now-closed old bus terminal in Melaka. From Hang Tuah Plaza, just walk straight ahead to reach the entrance of the kampung.

    Website: http://www.tourism-melaka.com/kampungmorten.html

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    Kampung Morten

    by chiabh Written Dec 20, 2008

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    Kampung Morten is located right in the middle of Melaka city and has been practising a lifestyle that does not differ much from that of their forefathers apart from the unique design of the village houses... The village is named after Frederich Morten, a British Land Commissioner and has 85 homes including 52 Malacca traditional houses... The village sits on land located at the edge of the Malacca River and used to be a mangrove swamp foliaged by dense nipah jungle until Morten opened up the land with the assistance of Othman Mohd Noh who is credited to be the founder of the village...

    Despited the years, Kampung Morten is the only Malay village in Malacca to have maintained its customs and traditions... The village's houses were built according to the Malay design of having long roofs and tile-covered stairs made from stone... Intricate wood cravings can also be found on the verandah of these huses... Various flowering plants decorate its lawn...

    Kampung Morten was gazetted as a traditional Malay village of heritage significance and turned into a tourist attraction by the State government in 1988...

    Address: Kampung Morten, Melaka

    Directions: At the Melaka river bank, it is close to the now-closed old bus terminal in Melaka... From Hang Tuah Plaza, just walk straight ahead to reach the entrance of the kampung...

    Website: http://www.tourism-melaka.com/kampungmorten.html

    bridge to kg morten.. kampung morten... a kg morten house by the melaka river...

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    Villa Sentosa, the living museum

    by Merrie Written Aug 17, 2004

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    This Malay Kampung House is open to public. When we came, we felt very welcome. The owner showed us the house and told us the history of his family with a lot of passion. You can view a good collection of costumes, Malay embroidery, furniture, and other interesting relics.

    Address: Kampung Morten, Melaka

    Directions: At the Melaka river bank, it is close to the now-closed old bus terminal in Melaka. From Hang Tuah Plaza, just walk straight ahead to reach the entrance of the kampung.

    Website: http://www.tourism-melaka.com/kampungmorten.html

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    Kampung Morten

    by mansionion Written May 15, 2004

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    Kampong Morten is a riverine Malay village on the banks of Melaka river. It is the only traditional Malay village in the heart of the historical city Melaka.

    It is considered as a living museum as many of its villagers are still preseving its age-old living style apart from the unique architecture of their traditional houses. A visit to Kampung Morten is a good chance to experience the lifestyle of the local Malays.

    Address: Kampung Morten, Melaka

    Directions: At the Melaka river bank, it is close to the now-closed old bus terminal in Melaka. From Hang Tuah Plaza, just walk straight ahead to reach the entrance of the kampung.

    Website: http://www.tourism-melaka.com/kampungmorten.html

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