Faces of
Malaysia
Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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Melaka, Malaysia

Dutch Square (Red Square)

address: The Stadthuys Jalan Gereja, 75000 Malacca, Malaysia
dutch-square-red-square-melaka-malacca2.jpg, The Dutch Square, also called Red Squared because all the surrounding building painted red, next to the Melaka river is a good starting point for visiting the old part of the town.
Clocktower and the Christ Church behind
The Dutch Square, also called Red Squared because all the surrounding building painted red, next to the Melaka river is a good starting point for visiting the old part of the town.

The dutch buildings used to be painted in white until the British governour ordered it to be painted red.

- starting point for rickshaw rides
- Stadhuys (was built in 1650 and the is oldest remaining dutch building in Asia)
- Christ Church
- Tang Beng Swee Clock Tower (not dutch for a change)

Dutch Square at night
the illuminated square and rikshaws after dark
 

Jalan Laksamana
Jalan Laksamana, leading up to Dutch Square


Rikshaws
the square is a starting point for rikshaw rides

map and location of Dutch Square (Red Square)



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A Famosa
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The remains of a fortress that was built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. Also known as Porta De Santiago. ... more
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Melaka`s chinatown within the historical city has a very peaceful atmosphere with its narrow streets, especially so at night. ... more
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Church of St. Francis Xavier
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Neo-Gothic Catholic church on Jalan Laksaman in the historical city center. The Church was built in 1856 by the Paris Foreign Missionary in honour of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent 16th-century Catholic missionary. ... more
Hotels in in Melaka
HOSTELS
in Melaka
Sayang-Sayang Guest House
Youth Hostel located right at the centre of Chinatown facing the Melaka River
Cyclamen Cottage
Hotel in a colonial architectural style building villa built in 1937 located a few minutes north of the city center
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Jalan Kota / Coronation Park, Melaka
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Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching
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