Red Square (Dutch Square)
Red Square (Dutch Square)
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The center of town is referred to as "Red Square" because of the Dutch-inspired red buildings.
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chris2pherwong
Canton of Zug, Switzerland398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Came here on Christmas morning and managed to take some nice pictures. There was a busker singing Ed Sheeran's Perfect and a Chinese tourist (older lady) danced to the song. Lovely! I have to warn that the place was teeming with Chinese tourists and trying to get a photo without them in the background could be challenging.
Written 22 January 2020
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mishw23
111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Walking tour of Melaka
If you would like to do a walking tour of Melaka I suggest booking one with the information centre located opposite the red Stadthus building in the centre of town.
We found that it was cheaper to book though this centre than through our hotel which adds its own extra fee to the price.
The staff at the information centre were very helpful with our request and we were also very fortunate that Mr Eddie was available to be our guide for a half day tour the next day.
I suggest booking a day or 2 beforehand so that the staff can arrange a guide to suit your times.
We met at the Victoria Fountain across the road at 9am in order to avoid the heat of the day.
Mr Eddie asked what we would like to see, what we were interested in and how much time we had for the tour.
He then proceeded to guide us around the town to all the sights we were interested in as well as many hidden spots that he knew about and thought would interest us.
This lovely gentleman is very friendly, courteous and extremely knowledgeable about his home town. He knows all the good photo spots at each location, where to stop for a rest & a drink, has a cheeky sense of humour. All the qualities that you want in a guide!
The price we paid for a half day tour was 250 ringgit.
Highly recommend!
Written 28 February 2023
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Justnitid
Mumbai, India368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
The centre of colonial Malacca (Melaka), quite obviously, throngs with people. More than the architecture, it is the atmosphere which is worth appreciating here. The square is bound by the Christ Church and Stadthuys - probably the oldest Dutch building in Malaysia. They are not imposing, but their distinctive burnt red colour stands out.
The best part are the numerous trishaws. They elevate kitsch to an altogether different level. Enjoy a ride through old Melaka with Chinese/Hindi/Tamil pop music blaring at full volume!
Written 4 January 2020
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notacouchpotato
London, England495 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Like one of the other reviewers, we were lucky to have Eddie as our tour guide - a tour arranged in advance by Trailfinders. He was immensely knowledgeable, well known in his locale, humorous and conscious of the fact that the day was hot and humid and we had only arrived the day before. The tour took in Dutch Square, with the statue to Queen Victoria in the centre. We visited Christ church and the ruins of St Paul's from which there are fantastic views of the city with the Straits in the distance.
Written 28 March 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is pretty much the centre of all the attractions in Malacca. Called both the Red Square and Dutch Square because all the buildings are painted red and for the Dutch inspired architecture. There’s even a mini windmill on the north side of the square next to Tan Kim Seng Bridge. No question the area is very touristy, but no visit to Malacca would be complete without a visit to this historic square.
Written 4 February 2020
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Anand1351
Singapore, Singapore3,671 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Place is vibrant , buzzing with tourist. Mid day and till 4.30pm is way too hot so try going in morning elsewhere in evening when it cool down.
Lots of tourist oriented shops and river cruise.
Written 6 April 2024
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SGDonDon
Singapore, Singapore20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Family
This locatikn is more popularly known as the Dutch Squate. Visited the place pre-covid. Peddlers line the perimeter of the building with souvenirs and snacks. Worth exploring but more for the snacks.

From here, you will notice that other attractions like Jonker Street, Maritime museum, Kite museum are within reach.
Written 6 April 2021
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Mansi P
Mumbai, India130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We visited this place for fees hours since we had accomodation in KL. Jonker Street is something people come here for and the River Cruise. You can see alot of Street Art on the structures on both side during the River Cruise. There are quiet a few Outlets facing river where you can enjoy you evening drink . Their is also HardRock Cafe close by. The Red Square, Tower, etc are red colour colonial style Structures you can see. This place basically has a historical significance which you get a brief of during the cruise. We also took a trishaw ride in late evening. It's was nicely glitz with some peppy music .
Written 18 February 2023
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JinjjaDaebakk
Singapore, Singapore184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is a must-visit for all tourists. It is situated in the heart of Melaka city and is within walking distance from many attractions such as Jonker Street and St Paul hill. It is well maintained and there are many decorated trishaws around for tourists to ride on.
Written 16 December 2022
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Atom M
Cyberjaya, Malaysia97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Just a bit of setback. Insufficient parking, pricey parking rate, no covered car park and no shade. It's x bit of a challenge for Westerner or some other Asian visitors who are not used to Malaysia hot weather.
Written 3 January 2020
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