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Full-Day Malacca Tour from Singapore
"The Malacca city center showcases unique history and culture spanning over 600 years gained from previous colonization by Europeans such as the Portuguese Dutch and British. The journey on the road from Singapore to Malacca takes around 3-4 hours. Savor the view outside as you travel across Singapore and Malaysia or catch a nap in the vehicle.Once at Malacca the first thing that catches your eye will most probably be the iconic red church that Malacca is so famously marketed for to tourists. This building is called Christ Church said to be the oldest protestant church in Malaysia. On the opposite side of Christ Church is the Red Clock Tower that was erected in 1886.Next you will get to see Porta de Santiago (A'Famosa). This is one of the most popular sites in Malacca. It is a major historical landmark and probably the most photographed structure in Malacca. It is one of the oldest surviving European architectural remain you will find yourself at St Paul's Church. Although what remains of the church are now only ruins
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Private Tour: Malacca Malaysia Day Trip from Singapore including Lunch
"Visit Malaysia's most historical city which has seen the rise and fall of major empires struggling to retain their foothold in the region. Malacca was governed by the Malay Sultanate Portuguese Dutch and British who have left behind a wealth of the past evident in Malacca medieval charm picturesque buildings multi-racial population and narrow streets. This Malacca Malaysia private tour includes a visit to historic sites such as St.Paul's Hill where St.Francis Xavier was interned
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Historical Malacca Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur including Lunch
"After pickup from your Kuala Lumpur hotel you'll travel approximately two hours south in a comfortable air-conditioned coach on a day trip to Malacca the oldest trading port in Malaysia. On this Malacca day tour you'll learn from your expert guide how the Malay Sultanate Portuguese Dutch and English ruled in Malacca and you'll see evidence of their history in the picturesque buildings and narrow streets.First you'll visit Dutch Square (Stadthuys) to see the striking red 17th-century buildings that were once the offices of t take a short walk up St Paul's Hill for a panoramic view of Malacca the Malacca Strait and the old town center called Bandar Hilir. You'll see the ruins of St Paul's Church and note the intricately decorated 17th century Dutch tombstones that line the interior. After taking in the views from St Paul’s Hill
From $88.00

Dutch Square Tips (45)

Hickery Dickery Dock at the Dutch Square

Another must do in Melaka ! Visit the Clock Tower in the Middle of the Dutch Square and discover an irritating secret borne by the locals.As I mentioned earlier, not everything old and monumental in...
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bpacker
Jul 03, 2005

Be There or Be Square!

This is an absolute must, oh yes, when you're in Melaka. Honestly, if you've not been to the red-painted buildings at Dutch Square, you've not been to Melaka at all! A long,long time ago, Melaka came...
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bpacker
Apr 03, 2005

Church of Saint Francis Xavier

Situated next to the Malacca river. A Gothic style church with two tall towers. Built in 1849 Reverend Farve from France. This church is dedicated to Saint Francis Xavier, in his missionary work...
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ukirsari
Mar 11, 2008

Dutch Square

The clock towers is located in Dutch Square but it is isn't actually one of the Dutch buildings. The tower was actually donated in 1886 by a millionaire long after the original Dutch buildings were...
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robertgaz
Jun 21, 2008

Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain

This ornate fountain lies in the middle of the small square outside the Stadthuys and Christ Church. It was erected in 1904 by the people of Malacca to commemorate Her Majesty's 60th anniversary on...
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Willettsworld
Aug 22, 2010

Christ Church

It was built in 1753. This church notable feature is the ceiling beams, over 15m (16yd) long, were each made from a single tree. The 200-year old pews, at the altar, there is a painting of the Last...
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mary2u99
Apr 13, 2007

The Fountain & Clocktower on Dutch Square

Dutch Square is known for Christ Church and Stadthuys, however it has many other tourist attractions.The Fountain in the centre of the square is beautiful and surrounded by nice landscaping. Erected...
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Mikebb
Jan 29, 2012

Dutch Square

This Melaka’s famous landmark would take you back into its glorious past. Looking at the flowers in different colors gives you a taste of Europe, strongly speaks of the western occupation of Melaka....
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pres_16
Feb 22, 2007

The central point of Melaka

This lovely square reflects the Dutch influence on Melaka and it is considered the central point of town. You will see Stadhuys, Christ Church as well as the clock tower, the fountain and the small...
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muratkorman
Jun 06, 2008

Dutch Square

The Malacca Town Square, also known as the Dutch Square, is one of the best recognised places in Malacca, almost a Malacca icon in the same mould as the Porta de Santiago. Around the Town Square are...
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Willettsworld
Aug 22, 2010

Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower

This clock tower outside the Stadthuys was given to the people of Malacca in 1886 by Mr Tan Jiak Kim to fulfil the wishes of his father, Tan Beng Swee, who was a third generation of a Chinese...
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Willettsworld
Aug 22, 2010

Christ Church

Next to Stadhuys is Christ Church, which was completed in 1753, making it the oldest Protestant church in Malaysia. It is an excellent example of Dutch architecture. A notable feature of the church is...
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dfactor
May 24, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Melaka

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The Sultan's Palace

Near the Porta de Santiago there is a replica of a 15th century Melaka sultan's palace. The palace is wooden and built entirely without nails. Entry was only 2RM and the palace was open from 9am to...
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Jonker's Walk

We eventually got back to Dutch Square and walked across the bridge over the river onto Jonker's Walk. This street is famous for shopping and has some lovely old Melakan buildings. There was a Chinese...
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River Walkway

This riverside walkway did not exist on our first visit to Melaka. It is a great asset to the town as Melaka's non-stop traffic and frequent absense of pavements can get on your nerves. Here you can...
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Transport Park

I don't really know what to call this area, but on the walk back from Porta de Santiago near the architecture museum we passed a park with old trains, aeroplanes and even a bullock cart. Lots of...
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Kampung Kling Mosque

Kampung Kling Mosque can be found halfway along Jalan Tokong in Chinatown and the original wooden one was constructed in 1748, but it is not like a Middle Eastern mosque as the architectural style was...
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Princess Hang Li Poh's well

This well is located right next to the Poh San Teng Temple, itself located at the southwestern foot of Bukit China. It is believed that this is the oldest existing well in the country, and was dug on...
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Jalan Gereja, Melaka

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