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Melaka River Cruise

Melaka, Malaysia
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Johor Bahru
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Went for river cruise with a group of friends on 22/11/2014. We arrived at the jetty to purchase our ticket at about 6.30pm and the rain begin to fall. The ticket counter staffs told us that river cruise is not allowed when it rain, and so we went to the jetty and wait. The lady staff at the jetty was... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Cruise times were not as posted but depended on filling up the boat - in our case, after staff had finished dinner. Departing just before sunset (about 6.30pm) meant returning to a beautiful sight.

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Australia
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336 helpful votes 336 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Melaka river has been cleaned up in recent years and although still not pristine, is also not as opaque and smelly as before. A cruise is a good way of taking in the beauty of the side streets and the alleyways that mark the old part of the city, beating the traffic and the heat. Many of the buildings... More

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Night tour is better as the weather maybe a bit too hot in the afternoon. We had an experienced guide (I think is a Portuguese) to tell us the story when we cruise along the river. For instance the bridge where many beheaded during the Japanese time and so on. Fun and relax after a day of walking.

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Vijante mundial
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22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you want to suffer from heat, bad smells and dirty water do this small cruise, otherwise just skip it. There's even no historic interest and pass by some new and ugly buildings. Don't sit at the front or dirty water will soak you and it's a risk of infection, serious...very very smelly and dirty.

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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