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Melaka River Cruise

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #3 of 12 Activities in Melaka
Type: Tours
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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I will recommend to go for the night ride as the lights during the cruise is something you will never see unless you explore the whole river on foot. just that the speed the boat going is slightly too fast due to very long queue at night over the weekend

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Sarawak, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I took the cruise for two times in one day, on in the afternoon to take a good view of the city and another trip at night to enjoy the lighting and atmosphere, they were all great!!!!!!!! Passers-by along the river saying hello to you, when another cruise came from the opposite direction we greeted members of each boat, Melaka... More

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York, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

I was pleased that I took this trip on my arrival in Melaka. This was an effective way to get a general overview of Melaka. On the way up the river there was no commentary but there was a recorded commentary for the main sights on the way back. It's easy enough to find the ticket booth, buy the ticket... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Paid 37Rm for the family and got on the boat after reading nice reviews. However, our boat just started going up the river and turned at rhe spicy gardens and went back. That's it. no information, no tour, nothing. It took 20 min and we were at the beginning again. very dissapointing.

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Not a fan of overhyped tourist attractions, but for the money this is a great way to see the Malacca town and river. Recommend to do this at night and not on the weekends as there was long queues on Saturday night. Tour audio was amusingly dated and geared for a different start point at a tacky theme park.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Melaka or Malacca is a melting pot of Asian cultures, and to fully realise this city port, it's worth taking a river cruise of the Sungai Melaka or Malacca river, it's a short journey taking only 45 minutes, depending on the river tides, to explore this port city from a different perspective, and why not on your return to the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Around 40 mins boat ride, started around 7pm, so that we can get to see both night and day time view. Ticket cost RM10 for Malaysian and RM 15 for foreigner. Nothing amazing but it's a good way to enjoy the breeze and quick way to glide through the central of Melaka. I lilke the view of night time near... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The sight along the river is very interesting and colourful, especially it was decorated with Malaysia National Flags in celebration of independence day! It was a nice quiet cruise down memory lane and fusion of modern culture on the colourful wall murals on the buildings along the river. Overall the cruise was pleasant with a stanch of smell of the... More

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semarang
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Melaka River Cruise was enjoyable. I really enjoyed cruise and seeing the old building feels like I live again in the 16th century. The bad thing is the river smell a little and it has brown water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Dear Tripadvisor The Melaka River Cruise was enjoyable an was very appealing .. the scenary of the old buildings against the river banks really sets the traveller back in time.. We dun get to see this in modern times. Especially the A Famosa which really brings a traveller back in the Mideaval times as far as in the 16th century..... More

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