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Melaka River Cruise

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #3 of 11 Activities in Melaka
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

- 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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Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There was nothing along the riverside for the past 20-30 years but the state Tourism department has done a good job to turn things around. This river cruise lasts approx 40mins and by international standards, cheap for locals. You get to see monitor lizards by the river banks, passing the Hard Rock Cafe Melaka, notice properly built walkways on both... More

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Courbevoie, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

really nice point of view you sit in the boat and go through a beautilly painted houses Very pleasant to take 40 minutes drive in the river after a full day busy in visiting museums and before the succulent dinner in chinatown

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Melbourne
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60 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

After reading many of the reviews I wasn't very keen but as it was a nice night, decided to go and so glad we did. Sure you probably don't see anything that you wouldn't see from walking along the banks of the river but given the way the river meanders it would be a long walk. Really enjoyable way to... More

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

25 years ago - this river one of the dirties among Malaysia - now! It turn tour river with many sweet memories feel like in Duch.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife and I took the famous Melaka river cruise recently. The half hour plus river cruise was enjoyable. We noted that there were instructions on the boat for all passengers to don safety jackets but the boat captain did not bother about this matter nor did he provide us with the safety jackets. Overall the cruise was enjoyable but... More

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