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Red Square (Dutch Square), Melaka
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Head to the center of the World Heritage-listed town to admire the buildings of Red Square (Dutch Square). Constructed between 1660 and 1700, the terracotta buildings showcase colonial Dutch style: the clock tower, the state house, the church all colored a memorable dusty red, with louvered windows and thick iron doors. Handed over to the British in the late 19th century, the centerpiece of the square remains a fountain commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Snap photos of the iconic structures and head into the onsite museum to learn more about the colonial era. To visit Red Square (Dutch Square) and other attractions in Melaka, use our Melaka tourist route planner.
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  • Very crowded n lively people around the area.... nice trishaws n many shops n kiosk...very safe place to be in because the police are around the area... 
  • Plenty of tourists, some stalls & lots of people on very cool ( not sure what to call them) maybe rickshaws, offering people rides. This place really lights up at night. 
  • Also known as The Stadthuys, this beautiful building is a historical structure situated in the heart of Malacca City in a designated area called the Red Square. The Stadhuys stood out as the exterior ...  more »
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  • A well-maintained historical area with plenty of museums, art galleries and stores nearby. I didn't appreciate the all-too-colorful rickshaws adorned with non-local cartoon characters -- they kinda broke the "historical vibe" of the place.
  • Awesome place...covers all major attractions by foot in 2 hours. You can park your car next to historical site. Don't forget to put parking coupons.
  • A wonderful site for everyone to visit with great historical displays and all sorts and kinds of souvenirs to bring back home. This place is must to visit when taking a trip to Malacca.
  • Nice city, not too crowded like KL. I like melaka so much than KL
  • This square is historical and lively with cultural activities. Plenty of things to see and lovely for photo taking.