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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Malacca Dutch Square

Dutch Square, also called Red Square at Malacca. It is called Red Squared because all of the buildings around it are in red colour. You can see Malaysia Youth Museum, Stadhuys, Christ Church, Queen Victoria Fountain and Tang Beng Swee Clock Tower (built in 1886).

Tang Beng Siew Clock Tower

shot from
Stadhuys ( The Malacca Museum)

Queen Victoria Fountain

Malaysia Youth Museum

Malacca Christ Church


Shot from Stadhuys, The Christ Church, The Queen Victoria Fountain and Malaysia Youth Museum

The Christ Church and Malaysia Youth Museum

Dutch Square, also known as The Stadthuys, was once a centre of the Dutch administration in Melaka and housed the quarters of its governors and officers. This red building was built between 1641 and 1660 on the ruins of a Portuguese fort, by using imported bricks and is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East. The Stadthuys of Malacca (Dutch Town Hall) was the official residence of the Dutch Governor. It now houses the Historic Museum and Ethnography Museum which has many traditional bridal costumes and relics on display.

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