I am a control freak kind of person and for the first time in any adventure, I sit this one out. Sit out in a sense that I did not research anything. I did not take part in planning. It seems like I am a joiner in this trip. But, I would like to share to you these incredible tourist spots I have seen during our stay in Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia.
9 THINGS YOU CAN’T MISS AT DUTCH SQUARE MELAKA MALAYSIA
Someone painted the city red. Literally. Bold colors of red as what Ron wold imply ” Bloody Red”. This might be the one you have been talking about Ron Weasly.
It’s one of Melaka’s (Malacca) most defining structures built by the Dutch when they took possession of Melaka from the Portuguese. This church is a gem; its brick-red color is very unique and extraordinary.
Entrance into the basilica is free.
2.DUTCH SQUARE FOUNTAIN / QUEEN VICTORIA FOUNTAIN
The fountain is an addition in Dutch Square, which should be included as part of your visit to Melaka (Malacca). It was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1901.Each of the colonial power that controlled Malacca left imprints of their rule around the area and the British left this edifice. It is still working by the way.
A popular backdrop for tourist and local photos, it was almost always crowded with people seeking photo opportunity. Just politely ask the people blocking your view to unblock it.
3. CLOCK TOWER / TAN BENG SWEE CLOCK TOWER
One of the structures within the square is the this Tower which was built in late 19th century by a philanthropic Tan family. This structure is also painted a bright brick red color.
As I have searched all throughout the internet, this Man has been strolling Melaka for several years with that kind of costume. Try to find him . He is maybe not the only one.
If you love history and need to know about Meleka then you can spend hours here. This was originally the seat of the Dutch colonial government and then the seat of the British colonial administration and then the seat of Melaka’s administration.
6.MELAKA WORLD HERITAGE SIGN / I LOVE MELAKA
This sign can be seen easily without effort. Pose your best!
First time seeing a Komodo Dragon. Not one but two Komodo Dragon. I thought to myself that they were sunbathing (Poor me!). We found it at the River.
In Philippines, we call this “pot pot”. This pedal-powered-three-wheeled vehicle is an upgraded version of the ones in our country. You will not see it coming but instead hear it coming. It will struck you no matter what senses you used first in determining the vehicle. Trust me, it’s proven and tested.
A river in the heart of the city. It is very near the Dutch Square. It has totally blown me away.
I prefer to walk here during night for the reason of the romantic ambiance or aura it gives. For photo opportunity, I prefer daylight.
ABOUT THE DUTCH SQUARE
Melaks’s Dutch Square is located in the heart of the City. The roads Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Walk), Jalan Gereja and Jalan Laksamana converge on this area. The Dutch Square is mainly composed of bright red-brick walls.
A central fountain mainly dominated the area (Queen Victoria Fountain). Standing tall near the Dutch Square is the Christ Church which is 200+ years old. Also, one of the most prominent building in the square is the Stadthuys or also known as Town hall which what the name suggests when translated.
MAP OF THE AREA
- Short Span Bridges (Hunt them down)
- Middleburg Bastion (1 min / 86 m)
- Cheng Ho’s Cultural Museum ( 2 min / 110 m)
- Church of St. Francis Xavier ( 4 min / 290 m)
WHERE TO STAY
We personally stayed at River Cruise Guest House. I recommend that you should stay somewhere near the river because it gives the beautiful view during sunrise and sunset.
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