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Colonial district walking tour

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The heart of Melaka’s colonial district is the conspicuous cluster of Indian-red buildings dominating the southern bank of the Melaka River at the foot of St Paul’s Hill. From here, climb over the hillside and circle its base to explore the vestiges and museums of this historical area, enclosed by the ruins of old Portuguese fortifications.

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Dutch Square, or the Red Square, is one of the oldest areas in the city, presided over by church and state: the Stadthuys, Melaka’s former town hall and governor’s residence during the Dutch administration built in the 1650s, and Christ Church dating from 1753. Adjacent to the church, one of Melaka’s first schools and subsequently the General Post Office, now houses the Malaysian Youth Museum and Melaka ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 2,100 words.)

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