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Melaka River Cruise

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #3 of 9 activities in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We enjoyed the cruise that actually passes by where we stay, besides Hard Rock Cafe. Night view was tremendous!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

It was an eye opening experience on board the Melaka River Cruise. We passed by the old shophouses, mangrove stands, places of worships and also a Malay village. Though the waters could be a little smelly, we still enjoy the 45-min ride. Cruise ticket comes with a bottle of mineral water and biscuits. Do not sit at the front of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My husband and I took the river cruise during sun set. This is quite romantic and the information given through the video tape was interesting. However some of the route along the cruise is wasteland as it is still being developed. I would definitely recommend the cruise to get a bearing of the area. So when you come off the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Pros - Distance is approximately 1 hour from Holiday Inn Melaka hotel by car. - Shops, Cafes and Drawings on the walls are really nice and well preserved. - Ticket for an adult costs RM 15; child RM 7, considered reasonable cheap - Ride lasted for 45 mins (IMO, Its not possible for anyone to have motion sickness) Cons -... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

After checking with the locals we get to know that it's open burning jungle on purpose for 2 weeks already. So do check it is not hazy when visiting especially outdoor activities. It has been hazy only at nights every single day our entire trips. All we can say is horrible trip so hard to breath, make us cough and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you'd never done it before you'd probably enjoy it and give it 4 stars. However, I remember the cruise from about 8 years ago when Bernard was the guide and the commentary was funny and not pre-recorded dribble. Amazing to see how Mel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My parents & I decided to go at night for this cruise which I felt was a good decision. The sights somehow have a different vibe to it. The many buildings with really well drawn graffiti are really a joy to watch. However, we went on a Saturday night & as such there was a huge crowd waiting to get... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The Melaka River Cruise operates from 9 am to 11.30 pm. Before boarding the cruise, I had a little chat with the operator. She told me that it is not advisable to go on weekend because it will be very crowded and we have to wait for a long time to board the cruise. As we board the cruise, the... More

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Seremban, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The boat ride lasted approximately 40 minutes from point of embarkation to disembarkation at the quayside jetty. As we took the ride in the morning,we were able to view the mural paintings on the walls of the buildings on the banks of the river which was nice.The downside- The water in the river smelt bad at certain stretches and we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Glad that we made the decision to take the river cruise. Was a nice ride, a lot to see. The commentary, though was of poor quality. Noticed that some places were not included in the commentary, like St Francis Xavier Church and Christ Church Would like do it again, but will do it at night. Would love to see the... More

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