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Melaka River Cruise

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #3 of 12 Activities in Melaka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I had booked this tour online through gotourister.com My driver and guide came on time to pick us from KL hotel lobby. Melaka is really a historical city mix of Portuguese, Malay, chinese and Indian culture. The sight along the river is very interesting and colourful. You can also find some street artist and some small stall selling toys and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The 40 minutes boat ride really worth the money as we enjoyed the sights along the river especially at sunset.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

- Great alternative to explore Malacca. Recommended during night-time. - There's nothing special about this tour although it's inexpensive. You can see it's more catered for tourists. - Recommended if you have time to waste, else you can skip this.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Was a good break from walking, cruise was about 40mins, offers an alternative way to see the city apart from on foot. Very cheap. See the back alleys of original shophouses converted to upbeat cafes, nice murals etc. Unfortunately the cruise slowly seemed more and more touristy, seemed like the areas along th cruise trail were made for visitors to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The cruise boats are fine but the river itself is smelly and extremely dirty. It's better not to look at the water in case you see some very unsavoury items floating along. The progress of the boat stirs up the foul cocktail and produces some very unpleasant smells at times. Make certain to sit back from the front and edges... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's a typical touristy thing to do, however it was a pleasant tour. It gives you the opportunity to explore melaka on the surface and pinpoint the things you would like to do. I would suggest to do this boat tour in the beginning of your journey here.

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