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Portuguese Square

Ujong Pasir, Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #38 of 68 attractions in Melaka
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Gotta drive or take a cab there. Not easy to find as it isn't well signposted. Quiet place with small population of 1k+ residents, so, visit during Portuguese festivals as younger generations return to it from city. Very bustling with activities and fun then. Tiny museum which showcases old photos, traditional costumes, old household wares, etc and sells souvenirs. RM2... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
67 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

the portuguese settlement is not an old historic place. it was an attempt to support a tiny community and give them a "home". the square host a number of sea food restaurants in the evenings and is a lively place during weekends and public holidays. the food might not be so authentic portuguse, and neither is the language spoken by... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

As Portuguese, once again we are proud that even though we militarily occupied Malacca for trade and strategic issues, the Portuguese were able to create family ties between them and the Malays from Malacca, something that neither English nor Dutch managed to do. Despite having been a forcible occupation, the relationship with the Malays was so fruitful that gave rise... More

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Puchong, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went there 2 times. The place is so tourism whereby when we just arrived and walked down from car, we were surrounded by people from the seafood stall, urging you to go their stall, no. 1,3,6,8 and so on. I was so irritated since my baby niece woke up from shocked by their voice. Feel like we were in Shenzhen,... More

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Melaka, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The Portuguese settlement isn't easy to reach if you just want to walk from the main tourist area, and probably this is the very reason why is a little tired, most of the tourists just don't go there. We visited the small museum, with a "private tour" and had a stroll around the place. Worth a visit at night. We... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We arrived at Portuguese Settlement at about 8.00pm. As that day was in the week of Christmas and New Year, most of the houses were decorated with Christmas decor and lighting, beautiful. As soon as we parked our car, a few restaurant sales person approached and hard sell their restaurants. As we do not know which one is the best,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I'been there on 19th Dec 2013. I felt irriatating with the ppl surround outside ur car once parked. Like what u all did, I surveyed from here and decided hav a try at Stall2 since many good comments given. Unfortunately, all foods there is sucks and nothing special. I bet u can get nicer foods in any seafood restaurant compared... More

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Tromso, Norway
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Beautiful garden here, clean, lovely . Also known as Mini Lisbon symbolizes the Portuguese community in Malacca.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We insisted on Stall 1 - Sea Terrace after going thru the reviews in Trip Advisor and inspite of the impassioned pleas of the many competing stalls. We were trying to cater for the 3 kids aged 5-9yo instead of the 4 adults amonst our party. We take responsibility for ordering what we ordered, but perhaps the gentleman taking our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Nice and cozy, i was there during dusk and was having seafood. Is a Serani settlement (portugese mixed locals) the place was also referred to as portugese village. Very fresh seafood and the taste was absolutely great!! I was at stall no.8 and i had to admit, though the hawker there are rather agressive, but it was still a great... More

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