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Red Square (Dutch Square)

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #15 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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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You know "Pimp My Ride"? Think "Pimp My Trishaw" and you've got the picture of Dutch Square. The pink paint on the buildings is definitely worth a photo or two. There are markets here too and always a lively crowd made up off tourists and locals.

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was where the Dutch and Britain had their administrative offices in. See at least once to understand the history of Malacca's famous town square.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

the colour is more like earth red. It is the Stadthuys buildings. These place is in the middle of old Malacca. It also houses the Malacca Museum. It is just a few buildings in this square. But it has some good photographic opportunities here. Many local trishaws are parked here waiting for tourist to hire them. The trishaws are decorated... More

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Kunming, China
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343 reviews 343 reviews
180 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is scenic and worth a photo stop at least. I didn't really explore it well. Interesting colonial architecture and pink stones buildings. Fortress nearby. Melaka is so rich in heritage that it's easy to overlook real gems.

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is probably one of my favorite place in Malaysia. Lots of history, beautiful architecture and on top of this the museums are free or almost free.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a must area to visit for those who prefer a travel to historical sites since most of its main attractions such as the Fountain and Red Buildings around it remain intact and has been renovated based on its original constructions which made it much more interesting. Across the street there is also A fort with its cannons and... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It's a cute looking square that is hard to miss. It does indeed show the Dutch presence in Melaka. There's not much to do, but it is iconic.

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Bali, Indonesia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a historical square for the city, that's fine with me but there's barely anything Dutch in this place, provided i was born in a country where Dutch colonialism is really prominent. And what's with the windmill, it's so out of place from this so called historical square... and not to forget that overpriced tackily-dressed rickshaw... If you want... More

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Port Fairy, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Just a nice spot to sit and let the world go by. Usually can be entertained by some local muscians but checking out the tourists is fun enough

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Cairo, Egypt
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have been to Melaka in my last journey to Malaysia...this city needs you to book one night in it to see all attractions there.I booked full day tour but we were in hurry to see all attractions. This square is a nice place to take photos and you will find a lot of souvenirs there.

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