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Address: Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6062841934
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now...

This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.

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The buildings remain and still look pretty well maintained from the outside except for the strange shade of red they have chosen to paint them. They don't seem very consistent so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The buildings remain and still look pretty well maintained from the outside except for the strange shade of red they have chosen to paint them. They don't seem very consistent so the share of red changes with each repainting. A rather quaint and bizarre mix of European architecture in a tropical setting, now further embellished with a local perception of... More 

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Maradu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In front of Christ Church there is a pillar erected in 1904 in memory of visit of queen. There is nothing unique about the pillar yet. Covered in stoned, encircled with a water fountain. However it syncs within in the heritage square.

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Thank George A
Melaka, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Also known as the red square, this little spot contains a musuem, Queen Victoria's fountain and tiny stalls which sells refreshments to wooden toys. It's a place bursting with tourists. Had a stroll here, was wonderful. Best to go during the weekends in the evenings as Jonker Street is just a stone's throw away. Oh and beware of bird droppings,... More 

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Thank DaBrownPotato
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was amazed by the efforts and attention to detail that have been put into every single exhibit in this museum, it managed to hold our attention for about three hours and gave a vey good understanding of Malaccan history and cultural diversity

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Thank Peter K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this museum. Very well done, far better than expected. A great trip through the different eras of Melaka

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a great insight into Malaka from the time of the Portuguese to present day. Traditions of Malay customs, dress etc was great. Definitely one for the family or like me solo.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time I visited Stadthuys. The earlier one was some 12 years ago. Don't think if anything has been done to improve the site, which is used as a history museum of Melaka and Malaysia. I have to say the displays could be arranged in a more logical and easy to follow timeline but don't think any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Melaka has a great small center. Stadhuys is one of the old building worthwhile visiting. There are many street shops for souvenirs and really great decorated bike taxis.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent much more time than expected here. It is a good place to learn the history of Melaka. There are a lot of written explanations in Bahasa, Chinese and English; but they were so much in detail and fine letters that I was discouraged to read. But just looking at the displays was a good learning experience.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to malacca. go visit here. another historical place that need to visit. this place are near with other attraction

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