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Address: Melaka, Malaysia
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The center of town is referred to as "Red Square" because of the...
The center of town is referred to as "Red Square" because of the Dutch-inspired red buildings.
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this is the icon of Melaka. Though nothing pretty much, the colonial dutch buildings brings a different flavour to Melaka and is a must see site to every visits to Melaka.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

One can appreciate the various influences over time that has moulded this little Straits town! On top of the Portuguese and English influence, the various museums will enlighten the history of this great heritage town.

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Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were fortunate to be here during Easter . We attended the early service at The Christ Church . The service was very special and it was the best way to experience the Christ Church. There is a very pretty fountain in the square and overall it is a nice place to wander around ( but watch out for the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The history and the information available just blew us away, we have been to lots of historical towns in Asia,but we were not expecting anything like the buildings and other significant venues and museums in the Dutch square area. The forieigner prices signs left us feeling a little uncomfortable, maybe it is better to say Mykad card holders and others,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Not a big square really. The architecture looks nice only from a distance. Colourful rikshas are probably the biggest attraction as there isn't much to see or do. But probably o e of the 'liviest' areas of the city

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Singapore, Singapore
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

this is the icon of Melaka. Though nothing pretty much, the colonial dutch buildings brings a different flavour to Melaka and is a must see site to every visits to Melaka.

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Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The square itself is nothing that special, although it does feel like a European square and to a certain extent it functions as the town centre. There are many tourist attractions around or near the square, so it makes sense to base yourself near here. There are also many trishaw drivers offering there services here, as well as a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Just about everyone will have to swing by this place. I suggest to take your time. Go to the the old church, take a seat, a deep breath and just rest. That's the best thing to do after all the rush, food & shopping. Then walk around and absorb the rich history of Melaka. Imagine.....

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England
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114 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The square is close to several of the major tourist sights. Christ Church and the Stadhuis are the main buildings that make up the square. A short walk up the hill takes you up to the top of St Paul's Hill of across the river to Jonkers Street. Opposite the square is a small dutch windmill. If the heat ov... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

itsa meeting point for travellers and tourist groups in the city center. very busy,,all day many people arround, also popular to rent a lokal taxi. a small pond with " water-games ". some big, old trees giving some shadow. popular place not only for tourist, also for some locals...and very near to " jonker walk ", the famous night-market at... More 

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Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
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150 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a great centre of town, it can get busy but there are lots of places to sit and grab snacks and drinks. Theres lots of museums and places to see in this part of town.

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