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Red Square (Dutch Square)

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #11 of 61 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

It is the landmark of Melacca. The building is quite ordinary instead of the red painting on it. Nothing special about the building but it shows the histories of Melacca.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The Stadthuys or red square is a bustling place. Watch out for traffic, especially the colourfully done up trishaws, most of which are Hello Kitty- themed for some reason. The impressive red buildings remind you of the Dutch legacy and history in Malacca. A great place to buy souvenirs too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Whenever you're enroute to Malacca Raya, Jonker Walk, or the hotels along the Straits, you'll be caught in the jam along dutch square. Painted in prominent red, the land mark captures the Malacca spirit where tourists thronged to take a picture along the famous clock tower and spot a bargain or two with street hawkers situated in the Red Square.

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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Almost anyone who has visited Malacca would have seen this area known as the Dutch Square or Red Square. A very prominent area, this is close to the Malacca River and the ever popular Jonker Street which comes alive during the weekends.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Iconic area with several old historical colonial heritage buildings clustered together. Especially packed during weekends or school holidays. It’s pretty busy and touristy as the place were full of souvenirs stalls and noisy garishly decorated rickshaws blaring music from ‘let it go’ to canto-pops.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Dutch Square is also called Red Square as all the surrounding building are also painted in red. it is the base to the St pauls Hill. The tourist Information office is right by the side of it. You will find alot of rickshaws waiting to pick up tourist for a small fee. From this place you can do a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The fountain's beautiful, the distinctively red buildings are intriguing in a sense but that is all. The church seems rather ordinary and the trishaws are really noisy. Every trishaw is similar in every way, namely decorated with cheap knockoffs of frozen dolls, blasting 'let it go' at a high volume. At rm40 per ride, it is rather dear compared to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Gd place & most probably the most important landmark to take some pics to signify you were in Melaka

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Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The worst thing is the noise from the trishaws all blaring music as well as the traffic. It's easy to forget it's a World Heritage site, it's more like a fairground.

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Bontoc, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Malacca is important to me as a Filipino. One of the reasons why colonizers came to Philippine Islands because they were either in search of spices comparable to what Malacca offered or they were really searching for Malacca for its spices. Whatever the real reason is, Malacca quench my historical hunger of why Malacca was famous in 15th-16th centuries. Nice... More 

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