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Red Square (Dutch Square)

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #15 of 65 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
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
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Philippines
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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The bus stop is right beside the Red Square, so called because of the color of bricks...right away I could see the Dutch style structures - the Stadthuys, Clock Tower, Christ Church, Queen Victoria Fountain and right across Jalan Lacsamana is a replica of a Dutch windmill and the nearby Tourism Center..few steps and its already the entrance to Jonker... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

One of the best places to feel the hustle and bustle of the heritage city with many visitors from far and near. Within a small area, there're many historical buildings/structure to capture the main icon of Melaka.

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Zhanjiang, China
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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

While this part of town is nice, it is somewhat spoiled by all the trinket and souvenir stalls under tacky blue tarpaulins everywhere. I think this really detracts from the Dutch architectural history in the square. Photo opportunities are difficult because of the stalls. Great place to catch a rickshaw from though.

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Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
57 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This iconic atttraction area in the centre of the tourist area could be so much more. All the museums and places of interest are located in close proximity of each other in an easy walking distance or rickshaw ride. It is spoilt by many stalls in front with people selling trinkets. The colourful rickshaws with their decorations and music add... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Understandable this square is crowded with stupid shops and food stalls but with some minor adjustments in resettling these it will be a great place, What is that fake windmill doing there without any trace of relevancy to either Portugese of Dutch buildings of the sort? With just a minot effort it all could have been so much better. Leave... More

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Toulouse
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very overcrowded & small,full of seedy souvenir booths one or two bulidings of interest,for the rest very run down & shabby,spoiled again by modern constructions and junk food restaurantsThis is supposed to be a World Heritage Site?

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Shanghai, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

You know you have to stop here to take the photos, good to walk over to the malacca sultanate and church above the hill from here

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The spanish portugese influence on the building architecture as well as the fountain, little windmill and food stalls were a wonderful cultural experience. We ate at the food vendors on the side of the river. Freshly cooked local cuisine, cheap and yummy. You must try the tempura sweet potato definitely.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
61 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Everyone congregates around here for those pictures which identifies that this is Malacca. As a result, it is crowded and full of hustling rickshaw pedlars who try and coerce you into taking a ride on their highly decorated and sometimes very loud disco machines. None of the buildings were open either shut or under maintenance so to be honest there... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

never been bored with this red square located near Jonker Street and the tourist info office. but i had so little time to study about the history. took some pictures and then slip for icey and cool cendol opposite the clock tower. i think the authority should relocate the souvenier stall to other proper places. maybe to the jonker area.... More

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