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Address: Melaka, Malaysia
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606-288-3304-1549-3785-+606-333-3333-606-286-9804
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The center of town is referred to as "Red Square" because of the...

The center of town is referred to as "Red Square" because of the Dutch-inspired red buildings.

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Very unique historical site

This Red Square is also named as Dutch Square due to its red painted buildings. It reflects the history of Malacca state. The Stadthuys n Christ Church are proved of the Dutch... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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Incheon, South Korea
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's still the same as it was when I came to Malacca a few times before over the years. And I believe it will never change, but then, for an historical site, it's not supposed to change anyway. It's nice to visit for a first timer, and you may want to take some photos with the place as a backdrop.... More 

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This Red Square is also named as Dutch Square due to its red painted buildings. It reflects the history of Malacca state. The Stadthuys n Christ Church are proved of the Dutch administration, Queen Victoria's Fountain is the evidence of the British colonization n the Clock Tower, is to honor a generous Chinese tycoon. A world heritage, a significant place... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Its quite a busy place here. Many becak and tourist. There are many places we can visit here, the fountain, the clock and church. Also museum and art gallery. All in red

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Thank Ruth D
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A good time to catch a picture with building is early morning till 8 or 9 and 12 - 13 other time would be crowned with noisy Chinese tourist.

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Thank Bass S
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's located on Malacca city center, and sadly a beaten path. Packed with tourists and food stalls, it's disappointing especially when you wanted to take photos of the structures only. However, it's a beautiful place to visit, and don't hesitate to enter the museum near it (old Dutch city hall) if you like history and rustic things, don't miss it.

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Thank Dariza C
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to take this day trip to Melaka and were not disappointed. It is an easy drive from KL. Throughout the drive to Malacca was very interesting. Enough time is spent at each area stopped such as the fort, dutch square, jonker st and surrounding area. The lunch was fabulous as we try in few area's. I would definitely... More 

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Thank Rajes Kumar R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful square in Melaka. The "I love Melaka" sign is here and is a huge tourist attraction. There is also daily live music, infinite tuk tuks to get around and most buses with tourists stop here for a drop off.

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Thank Tori M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a nice shade of red and all! However, I missed the square part, and the attraction of it. Beyond the shade of the red, which was nice. Were the Dutch kidding? Did people decide to make this a "fool's attraction" to avenge their colonisers? One can only guess. Did I say that the shade of the red used... More 

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Thank TheRedEye
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Complete with windmill ! The Dutch Square is at the center of the tourist hub right over the road from the tourist information center. The Dutch Square is an awesome spot to stop for a while and people watch. There is a beautiful marble fountain to sit by under the shade of the trees.

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Thank Jodie H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just at the end of Jonker Street, this is another must-see place where you can learn of Melaka's heritage and roots. Also a popular hang out spot for locals. Go ahead and try a ride on a trishaw here!

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