All the buildings here wear a coat of maroon paint, giving the square a decidedly foreign feel not found anywhere else in Malaysia. Unlike popular perception, however, the buildings were not originally painted maroon as you see today. Instead they were faced with bricks. When the authorities discovered the the brick façade leaks, they covered it with plaster and painted it white. Later, in the 1920s, the British changed the colour to a bright salmon red. The present local authorities darkened the colour further, so now we have the buildings in a maroon colour.
Model in the Museum of Ethnography showing Dutch Square as it once was. (19 July, 2009)
Colourful, floral parasols on the Melaka trishaws parked at Dutch Square (9 July, 2005)
Melaka trishaw man waiting for business at Dutch Square (9 July, 2005)
If you are planning to travel Malaysia and Singapore by bus, you can now purchase your long-distance bus tickets directly from Bus Online Ticket, where you get to check the schedule as well as price of tickets from various bus companies.
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