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Address: Melaka, Malaysia
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Disappointing market

Whilst Red Square is attractive the market stalls are not, and are selling overpriced poor quality items you are better off seeking out in Jonker Street. There are however some... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Whilst Red Square is attractive the market stalls are not, and are selling overpriced poor quality items you are better off seeking out in Jonker Street. There are however some great food stalls along the river edne that are certainly worth visiting for their samosas and fried bananas - just follow the locals.

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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

i love the colour here (from the wall red color and the bicycle of local people driver like cyclo in Vietnam).

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India
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103 reviews 103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

its the central area with multiple landmarks close together. a nice place to chill by the fountain and people watching.

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Hong Kong, China
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It's iconic and a great place to take photos of the red buildings around the Dutch Square / Studthuys. This is the focal point of the city to get your bearings but for me, that's about it. From here, it's less than 5mins to Jonker Street which is super touristy but loads of places to eat, shops to browse and... More 

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Klang, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Nice to see that the church is still active with mass. People were allowed in for mass and sit an enjoy some time with Jesus during the Christmas season was good. However the rickshaw guys needs to know when to make noise especially when service is on.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

There are Tourist Information here, you can get Malacca Map for free, in other place it would cost you 2 RM.. There are red building, small dutch windmill, malaysian watermill and souvernis shops.. great view for taking pictures.. only the souvenirs are expensive here..

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Palawan Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The first picture that comes to mind when Malacca will be mentioned is of of course nothing but the red painted buildings known as Dutch Square! Actually it's Malacca's central point of attraction! Visitors from different countries and walks of life start their visit here then later proceed to whatever listed in their itineraries.They can be easily guided once they... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The red paint that is used on these buildings is a rich and strong dark red in color. It really is a sight to see. The lovely fountain in the center is beautifully constructed adding to the charm of the small square.

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Nice walk and lots to look at, the markets are the same as everywhere but are not pushy with selling you things. Some nice things to take photos of in this area so take your camera I forgot, I think at this stage of our holiday I was over taking them

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place is good for photo taking. You can start the rickshaw tour here too. This place resemble Holland Village (Singapore).

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