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Red Square (Dutch Square)

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Address: Melaka, Malaysia
Phone Number: 606-288-3304-1549-3785-+606-333-3333-606-286-9804
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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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We sat on a wall and watched the people and the interaction with each other. It was interesting to watch the traffic and see people going across the road. Lots of young people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Susie M
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This charming place has a life of it's own. The place was buzzing with tourist but not an overwhelming crowd. As I walk around I'm just astounded with the beauty of the old fashioned infrastructure. I would definitely come back here for another visit.

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Queensland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We sat on a wall and watched the people and the interaction with each other. It was interesting to watch the traffic and see people going across the road. Lots of young people in groups in this area catching up and chatting.

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Thank Susie M
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Colorful pink (red?) buildings around here gave us "exotic" feeling. We enjoyed observing people traveling from around the world, too.

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Thank snen15
Melaka, Malaysia
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34 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very famous tourist attraction in Melaka . This is in the cultural heritage area adjacent to little India area.

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Hualien, Taiwan
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77 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

ok: since you are here have a look, but this would be a normal square in europe, in malaysia (expecially after a long trip) the effect is different and you'll appreciate it!

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Thank bitto2015
Penang, Malaysia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My advice if you want to have good memory picture here: 1. Go around 7pm-8pm. Check out my picture below for the result. Only using my smartphone, not my dslr. 2. Make sure lots of with colorful around you. Not going to be a problem because their place is here. My picture not much of them because rain just stop... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Red Square or The Dutch Square is a must visit when you in Melaka. The oldest Dutch VOC is located here. Good spot for photography with red coloured buildings in the background. But, parking is a problem. Please park on the hill slopes infront of the old HSBC Building. However, I do find that there is lack of bins... More 

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Batu Pahat, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking down Jonker Sreet, you arrive in the central Red Square. It was full of tourists, with their selfie sticks, taking pictures and also enjoying trishaw rides. It was nice to relax a bit and watch the world go by. There is a windmill, probably from the days of the Dutch. The Christ Church is also in this square, and... More 

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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled to Melaka from KL via the local coach companies (less than £3 each way) - the square has been preserved and is a real change from the rest of Malaysia - the church is nice and cool, stalls and eating places all within easy walking distance. There is even a Hard Rock Cafe! which was a surprise as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained, and the landmark for Malacca. Must visit! Panorama buses takes you there and get a trishaw if you didn't try before.

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