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Red Square (Dutch Square)

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #15 of 69 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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  • Spanish first
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Hong Kong
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Definitely need to visit it and take a photo of this landmark in this ancient city. You can never find such sharp colour church in other places. I have been there for at least 5 times but still not tired of ti. Why? Just want to see if any changes year by year. However, this is ME who become old... More

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Melaka, Malaysia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This area bring you back to the fifteenth century where trade is popular form of business. A very relaxing atmosphere and alot of musuems along the way.

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Singapore, Singapore
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186 reviews 186 reviews
72 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It's an iconic image of Malacca, so everyone ends up going there. Its always crowded but apart from taking one picture against this as a backdrop there's nothing more to do.

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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You'll probably go there at least once. Close to Chinatown, Melaka River and Little India, is a place full of life, with a market close to Christ Church, a lot of colorful trishaws and always with a lot of people around. Also, there's a tourist information center around (close to the bridge and the little windmill).

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Imus, Philippines
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

People who travels in Malaysia should at least visit this place, even once. But if you are history and culture enthusiast then this place also has a lot to offer. However, if you are not fond of walking and sight-seeing maybe this place ain't for you, but as what I say, visit this place at least once ;) just bring... More

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
57 helpful votes 57 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
183 helpful votes 183 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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