A merry trishaw pickup point, Dutch Square Malacca is the most picturesque along Jalan Kota. A water fountain is the highlight of this the area: it is decorated with Victorian marble addition, built in 1904 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee., Dutch Square’s most prominent building is the Stadthuys, one of the oldest residual of the Dutch. Inside the Stadthuys is a beautiful white monumental staircases and high windows that looks like a typical 17th-century Dutch municipal building. The view from the back windows is very attractive and the building is well maintained. Known as the most visited tourist attraction in this historical city, this place was built under the administration of Dutch Governor and Deputy Governor and had been used mostly as the center of administrative work. It displays the history of Melaka during times of Malay Sultanate, Portuguese, Dutch and British colonization since 1982 and today, this building serves as a history museum. Surrounded by many visit-worthy tourist places such as Melaka River, Melaka River Cruise, popular Jonker Street, Cheng Ho Culture Museum, Maritime Museum, Malaysian Youth Museum, stroll around or take a trishaw ride to explore Dutch Square.
One must reach Malacca state first, located at the southern part on Malaysia in order to visit Dutch Square. Here are some of the options:
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the nearest airport to Melaka, which takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes drive to and from the airport. From here, take an express bus that will go straight to Melaka Sentral. The journey is estimated to be 2 hours with the fee of RM24. Then, take a taxi to go to Dutch Square.
Take an express bus at the TBS (Terminal Bas Bersepadu) that will take you straight to Melaka. The bus rate is around RM10 to RM15 depending on the coach. The bus ride usually takes approximately 3 hours. Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal is located at the heart of the town center. It is Malaysia’s first air-conditioned bus (state and express) and taxi terminal that has been servicing passengers in Malacca. The express bus, domestic bus and taxi are pooled together in this terminal for the convenience of passengers travelling around Melaka.
The faster route is by taking the North-South Expressway (PLUS). There are three exits to Melaka namely; Ayer Keroh toll, Simpang Empat, Alor Gajah toll and Lipat Kajang, Jasin toll. It takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes driving from Kuala Lumpur.
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