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Red Square (Dutch Square)

Address: Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #11 of 90 things to do in Melaka
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The center of town is referred to as "Red Square" because of the...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The center of town is referred to as "Red Square" because of the Dutch-inspired red buildings.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Also is "Red house" in Malacca, lot of photo opportunies with the Malacca river beside and accross the bridge is Jonker Street. Full of tourist over the weekend, colourful with trishaws and its lights, music at night, the Red Square is a historical place. A place shouldn't be with stalls sell cheap and overpriced souvenir items, pity for a great... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

this is a great place for photo ops. you just need to find a perfect timing to take pictures without having a crowded background. it is better to come here on a weekday, where there are lesser people.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited Melacca 2 years a time. Every time we came we will came to Red Square. it's the landmark of Melacca. A lots of tourists during the whole day. Few stalls selling sovenier. The unique Baba&Nyonya clothing can be found here too.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Never before have my eyes been so smitten by such rich and rampant colour. The buildings are rich red, the colours of the flowers, the flowering shrubs, the rickshaws, and the market stalls further dazzle the eyes. Absolutely stunning. :)

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Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

very historical place... being built since the 15th century... lot of museum at this area... a must go place... and also a church there...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

For people who lived in SEA for long periods of time and visited similar culture, this is not much of a difference. Just a regular landmark.

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I agree with other reviews re it being a tourist trap. Saturday was heaving with people and trishaws and loud music. Quite a vibey feel, like being at Leicester Square. However the river is very picturesque and the buildings and history of the square are interesting, important and worth taking some time to consider. Hope this is useful feedback?

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Red Square with the Stadthuys and the Cristchurch hailing from the 17th cenury, when the Dutch ruled this area, is part of the UNESCO heritage site. Unfortunately, this heritage site is disfigured by market stalls where tourist can buy predictable souvenirs and T-shirts, but what really gets me down are the bedjaks, where the riders, vying for the patronage of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Lots of tourist stopped by this major attractions. As like all tourist spot, you can find hordes of people milling around the fountain and everywhere. Rickshaws sometimes tout you to have a ride but they do it discreetly so just ignore them if you aren't interested. Do read the history of this place as signage are all provided in English... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

As the center of Malacca (or Makaka if you prefer), you almost have to go through this tourist center to get to anything else. The rows of market stalls all have the same junky souvenirs, there are some good (and bad) food stalls, and scores of gaudy 3-wheel bikes tricked out as Spiderman, Hello Kitty, and Santa Claus. Of course... More 

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