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Red Square (Dutch Square)

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #14 of 68 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The center of town is referred to as "Red Square" because of the Dutch-inspired red buildings.
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
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Manila, Philippines
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I reached the Dutch Square via Panorama Bus 17. There I found everything in chocolate-color-painted structures, from the Clock Tower, the Christ Church, the museums, except for the Victorian Windmill and the Stadthuys. Adding to the attraction are the colourful, flamboyant rickshaw scattered around. This was where my Melaka heritage tour kicked off.

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Hyderabad, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is where you get the touristy ambience of the city. Everyone is a tourist or a hawker or a seller here, possibly locals coming to see some attractions.

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Perth, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
88 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Red buildings everywhere. Nice fountain out the front. Lots of stalls selling souvenirs. Good photo opportunities

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Shanghai, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

The heart of the heritage city and a walk along this site bringing back to the colonial period. You will be experiencing the colonial architecture of the Dutch and British. Be there early if you are a photographer. You can easily cover this spot within an hour. Please follow your hike uphill to see more of the Portugal architecture.

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Dutch square compulsory in your tour and must bring along with camera - olden city with many memories from our ancestor. Easy access to the point and good food around the corner.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Favorite pre wedding photoshooting to couples.. not much info about the place posted there but its a beautiful and historical spot..

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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A fitting piece of history to complete the understanding and appreciation of Melaka. Anther picture spot.

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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This place is super good. It's right on the bus stop so it's very easy to visit. You should go early in the morning so as to take good picture. From around 10 a.m, this place is quite crowded and hard to take good picture with so much people. The architecture is nothing to say, super beautiful. Across the street,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

- Be dazzled by the beauty of colonial architecture and pink stones buildings. This is worth a photo stop for tourist of all kinds. - Recommended for colonial architecture enthusiasts.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Another in the long list of must do's in Melaka, just hanging around in the evening is nice in this lazy city.

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