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“Place to get trishaw rides.”

Red Square (Dutch Square)
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Malacca Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur
Ranked #20 of 131 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 2 May 2018

At night this place will be buzzing with trishaw riders. You can pay them to send you to your hotel if it's within the area. Quite pricy but worth every penny of the experience.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This beautiful small square is the center of melaka from where you can explore all the historic sites

The red building walls of christ church, stadthuys museum mark this square with clock tower and fountain in the center.

It is busy from early morning onwards, with tourists flocking to take photos. There are collrful tricycles waiting to take you on a short (20 min) or long (45min) ride of the sightseeing places. These tricycles glow with lights and music at night.

Dont forget to visit the square around 10-11pm for beautiful night photos in a much more quieter atmosphere.

Go check it out yourself

1  Thank SPSurat
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a beautiful historic square with vibrant colours. It rewards the amateur photographer with delightful shots with a full colour palette.Melaka has such a dynamic history and such spicy yet delicious cuisine that it is a totally enticing place to visit.

1  Thank Perry B
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

This little, reddish, sunny, happy, multicolored square, reminds you of Disneyland, maybe, but then again, Disneyland had maybe copied this particular square, from Malaysia, from Melaka (or Malaga) for its own design! This part of Melaka is all ornated with deep red color. It is very lively and exciting snd the clock, up on the little, sweet, cute tower, is actually working and giving you the exact time. There are ALWAYS turists, mostly Chinese and Japanese and Singaporians, all gathered around this cute little square to take hundreds of pictures.There are tuk-tuk there, like in Bangkok, multicolored, decorated with artificial flowers and each driver has his own sets of music to diffuse for his customers. Udually they ask between 25 to 35 RM. Of you negotiate, they will take you for 25 RM. On the other side of the swuate, there is the beautiful canal and a small windmill, reminder of Dutch and Portughese influence. And all around therevare bunches of multicolored flowers. Even though there is nothing really spectacular in that square, however, it is of extreme beauty and a delight for the eyes. You CANNOT not love this small cute red square which happily shows its beauty with extreme generosity and happiness! You can drink cool coconut water or mashed watermelon for 6-7 RM. Enjoy yourself!

1  Thank Farideh M
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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.

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