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“Mass tourism with noisy bus tour groups has taken over”

Red Square (Dutch Square)
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Historical Malacca Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur
Ranked #20 of 130 things to do in Melaka
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Owner description: The center of town is referred to as "Red Square" because of the Dutch-inspired red buildings.
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Red Square or center of town has become very noisy and overly busy with bus loads of tourists herded to the main sights all day long and the ever present Trisha drivers trying to get attention with their loud music.
The historic value of this site is overshadowed by the large number of buses disgorging tourists who are crowding in front of the buildings brandishing wish selfie sticks. As a UNESCO world heritage site Melaka needs to prevent that the town deteriorates to a commercialized mass tourism center with its ever present “Hello Kitty- Trisha’s” blasting loud music.

Thank Rolf B
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Nice square! You need to go there if you're in Melaka. Beautiful place & friendly people. Get yourself a cold drink then walk & check around the city!!!

Thank VangT12
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

The square is very beautiful, although at times it can get crowded. Still, I enjoyed sitting there for some time, and anyway, it is near everything else one wants to see in Melaka.

Thank Fcsaba
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of the tourist photo stops in Melaka. It’s a pretty historic spot by the bridge to Yonker and a good place to start or break a walking tour. Plenty to see such as the old fort, Victoria Fountain, clock tower and to find restaurants, shops and close to where you start the river tour.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Interesting place to walk through. Stalls selling handicrafts etc, brightly coloured trishaws you can ride on, people galore, fantastic church with free entry to look at, historical museum up the steps, coffee and restaurants close by.
Definitely worth having a look at.

Thank Jennifer D
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