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Amazing river cruise

There is 2 boat ferry terminals, one upper stream which is quite far from city and another located in the city center next to the big ship, behind the Tourist information center... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

There is 2 boat ferry terminals, one upper stream which is quite far from city and another located in the city center next to the big ship, behind the Tourist information center or not far from the Taming Sari viewing tower. Fare is RM15 for Malaysian and RM20 non Malaysian, each return trip take about 40min journeying through the city... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This river cruise is very popular and it is a pleasant way of spending 45 minutes. There are many boats so you shouldn't have to wait for very long. We didn't think the river smelt at all and the scenery is very nice. There is a recorded commentary on the return leg of the journey. Compared to some other attractions,... More 

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Hove
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34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the cruise. We didn't get too much water coming in as our driver slowed down when we passed other boats, so that helped a lot with the slashing. Liked the goodie bag - a nice surprise!

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Operates way late into the night. $15 per adult . foreigners different price. Total waste of time .45mins ride with a goodie bag of biscuits n drink. I prefer Bangkok cruises rather than this.

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Kuala Lumpur
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97 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The river is the history of Melaka and well worth the 40 minute cruise to experience it. Not expensive at all (20RM each) and there was no queue to speak of...also received a goody bag each with a drink and some cookies to keep us going! Commentary in Bahasa and English started on the return leg after we had turned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great insight into the history of the town, and so cheap! well worth it and it gives you a couple of hours to relax whilst being shown around! would definitely recommend!! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

First im a bit hesitated to do this but then im totally wrong, there's more to see along the river..the river is a bit smelly but i can say its still ok..in my childhood i can still remember that the river is dirty and filled with rubbish but now the view is totally different..this river cruise is not for someone... More 

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Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I am a resident of many years in Malaysia, paying taxes, as does any other self- respecting working citizen would in this country. Not only do I have resident status, but my husband is Malaysian too......so why, when I showed my resident ID card was I charged the higher rate of RM15 (tourist price), instead of the RM10 as advertised... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Provided a contrast of he old and new Melaka . A number of the complexes have large murals painted on them also many typical Malaysian older style homes and villages. Well worth the few $ cost.

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We purchased the tickets for the river cruise at the ticket counter (just located opposite Casa Del Rio) and waited for 10 minutes to board. The ride duration was about 45 minutes and ends where it started. Taking the cruise in the evening is nice and cooling, and great for photography although it can be choppy at times. Avoid sitting... More 

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