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Address: Ujong Pasir, Melaka, Malaysia
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If you have more time to spare, then its nice to come here, see this square and have some seafood. I guess we expected more then what it was.. When ordering food its good to ask... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ida R

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Hampi, India
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the square during lunch time on a Wednesday and it was deserted. Only one restaurant was open and the prices there were good as well as the food but definitely quite out of the way and not worth the track mid week. The restaurant owner said that the weekends are worth a visit but otherwise very quite.

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Thank vilkies
Shah Alam
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went here on christmas eve. It was peak season and traffic was bad. However, we managed to park quite a distance and walk. All the houses were decorated very beautifully. Totally a new experience.

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Thank Vithia P
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have more time to spare, then its nice to come here, see this square and have some seafood. I guess we expected more then what it was.. When ordering food its good to ask for current prices, some places give ranges of price without an explanation.

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Thank Ida R
Singapore, Singapore
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102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The Portuguese have their own little corner in Melaka. The square is like a time stamp of their arrival in olden malaya. Christmas is a great time to visit the area by private transport as they outdo each other in decorations for Christmas. With more than 10 mini restaurants in the square, you'll be spoilt for choice.

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Thank Terence Y
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I would say the best time to visit the Portuguese settlement is during December as the houses would be adorned with Christmas decorations. The last descendants of Portuguese in Malacca living in this settlement take house decoration seriously, and most of the houses have interesting and creative Christmas decoration. Make sure you visit the traditional Portuguese house in the area,... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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267 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

A small village that housed the small Portuguese descendants of Melaka. They organise a cultural show and dance for visitors while you dine in the village. Food was good and spicy, like fusion food. Souvenirs of Portuguese handicrafts are also available for sale.

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PORTUGAL
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went to this fishing village near the sea in Christmas season afternoon, sadly there was little to see, everything was very quiet. But you could feel Christma's was on the air, as every most of the doors would have Christmas or christian decoration celebrations. Notice the most of the streets and houses have portuguese names.

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Thank AFONSINHO
Doha, Qatar
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451 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Down the hill from St Paul's Church is a small square with a 16th century Portuguese gate. Small but elaborate with a large armorial crest. There are some nice Colonial mansions nearby and it the square is close to several museums and the Dutch Cemetery. Worth a brief visit and it is the last vestige of the Portuguese in Melaka.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Its a nice place to walk around and get a feel for the mixed heritage of Malaysia. Definitely something to see in Malacca!

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Thank Christine L
Edmonton, Canada
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43 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was visiting this place in Melaka while I was staying at Suki Guest house on Jalan Merdeka Melaka and it was 15 minutes walking distance.This is place is the history of Malaysia.for a tourist i would suggest them to either walk or take a 3 wheeler which would cost around 40 - 50 MR.you can negotiate as well.Please take... More 

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