Kampung Morten is where tourists to the historical city get a taste of local culture


Kampung Morten still retains its traditional Malay kampung charm even though development such as high-rise buildings (in the background) and the Melaka tourist monorail (left) are creeping up around it. — Photos: A. MALEX YAHYA/The Star

Sandwiched in the heart of the modern historical city of Melaka is Kampung Morten, an urban Malay village that still preserves its rustic charm.

Although it now nestles amid modern infrastructure such as the Melaka tourist monorail and a skyscraper, the village along the Melaka River has managed to retain much of its traditional heritage.

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