Kampung Morten, Malacca
Kampung Morten is a traditional village in Malacca Town. It is located on a peninsula surrounded by a loop of the Malacca River. Kampung Morten is recognised as a heritage village in Malacca, along with Banda Kaba, Bukit Cina, Chitty Village, the Portuguese Settlement and Chinatown.
Kampung Morten (30 December 2006)
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Kampung Morten was founded around 1920 to resettle people whose homes had to make way for a market to be built in Kampung Jawa. It was named after Joseph Frederick Morten, the land commissioner who helped in the resettlement of the people. Two imminent locals, Othman Haji Muhammad Nor and Deman Haji Abdul Ghani, each chipped in M$10,000 to purchase the land, which was until then dense mangrove. The opening ceremony of Kampung Morten was carried out by Morten in 1923. Today Kampung Morten is regarded as a living museum. Right at the tip of the village is Villa Sentosa, the house built by Othmad Haji Muhammad Nor in 1920. It has been converted into a museum.
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