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Melaka River Cruise

Address: Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #4 of 20 Activities in Melaka
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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Melaka River Cruise This was a highlight full of interest and sights, including numerous water monitors. Not expensive and it carries the importance of the river to the development of Melaka as a major trading port, for Malays and then for colonising countries. The views of the houses give a taste of Malaysian life, both traditional and modern. Good for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It is nice to go on a Melaka River Cruise. I think it ranks with the Seine River Cruise in Paris & the Thames River Cruise in London as a must do when you are there. I prefer the night cruise when the lighting changes the whole scenery. It's a small river compared to Seine & Thames but do go... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Ticket costs 20 RM for adult and 12 RM for children.. It's OK lah.. we get to know the history of each area / "Kampong" in Malacca.. the houses are also still the same as the old time, they don't change it, cool.. There are so many uniques Cafes and Restaurant around the river, but sadly we didn't have the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Nothing to rave about here just a cruise down the Melaka river. It was hot and the river littered with rubbish. The guide voiceover was out if sync with the speed we were travelling so we missed some of the "landmarks ".

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I was amazed by the transformation of the Melaka River. The state government did a good job in transforming Melaka into a touristy hub. The river cruise was quite good. If you want to go, go at night as there are beautiful lights to be seen, and the weather is good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

54RM for a family of four is not too bad for what they offer. You go down the river then turn around and come back. Nothing revolutionary here. Note you will be splashed by dirty river water because of oncoming boats.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Lets be honest, Melaka doesn't have a lot to offer its tourists even if it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site so with this said you may as well do the river cruise. It cost us about RM 24 (approximately $8.40 AUD) for both of us and the cruise takes you around the canals through Melaka. The boats are reasonably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our family of three generations all enjoyed the river cruise. We all loved the artwork on the buildings and lovely bridges spanning the river. The children had great fun "spotting" the monitor lizards basking in the sun. A lovely relaxing way to see a real aspect of Melaka.

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Vientiane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The cruise is 45mins long and is a good way to see the life along the river. I especially enjoyed the art on the buildings and the random large lizard sunning itself on the river bank.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Nothing much to expect. Nice sightseeing with lamp decoration and wall mural. But some place having a bad smell. The water can spill in your face if you sit in front of the boat. Overall nothing much excited. Just enjoying peace moment with soft wind blows.

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