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Address: Melaka, Malaysia
Phone Number:
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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Only a meeting point for tourists

Surely not very attractive, but the old red buildings, a heritage from Portuguese era, was very famous in Melaka. It is just across the Jonker Street so very suitable as a meeting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Aang174
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Jakarta
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Still a fascinating place, have been here a few times before, but it keeps its appeal. The Stathus and church stands proud and tells it story, - in a country where so much is new and where anything older than 20 years is looked as "old" a place tells history in a place that needs to remember and use its... More 

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Jakarta
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Surely not very attractive, but the old red buildings, a heritage from Portuguese era, was very famous in Melaka. It is just across the Jonker Street so very suitable as a meeting point for big group. You could take pictures in the tourist spot "I♥️Melaka" sign, or wandering around to check several museums.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It appears that almost every tourist would drop by this place as its a local signature. A little bit crowded on weekend especially. There's a lot of beautiful trishaw there waiting to pick up tourist for a ride around the city.

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Thank Alibaba A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a beautiful square. A big clock tower and a vintage fountain greets you. Loved taking pictures around this place. You need to have water and umbrella with you as it's very hot and humid. You can take a cycle rickshaw and see around the place. The ride costs around 40 Rm per hour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very crowded with tourists and lost the heritage value. It is like a market rather than a historic place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As it is with development, the atmosphere is lost. The buildings are preserved, and well preserved actually ( at least then ). It brings back lots of history of Malacca when it was know as a sleepy hollow town. The buildings also tells a story of the various colonization that has taken place and how the culture and people of... More 

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Marseille, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to spend a couple hours wandering around the historical site. There is a few museums nearby that are pretty good and the old town is next door.

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Thank M V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The road is narrow to even drive in. No proper place to park car. I don't go to places where the locals don't go. If it's not because my parents wanted to have a look, I'd just pass through the place.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated just off the roundabout across the river from Jonker Walk. An ideal place either during the day or at night with all the tricycle 'taxi's lit up to sit and watch Malacca life. Hungry.. lots of eateries within a 2 minute walk.. and of course lots of scenes to make use of the camera including Victoria's fountain

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Kajang, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paris with the Eiffel, NY with the Lady Liberty, London with the Big Ben.. and Malacca with this building (apart from the famous a' Famosa.. You know youre in Malacca once youre here.

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