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Venice of the East

Once an eyesore! Smelly! Oh My God, never struck me that this,this river. Yes, this river which brought in traders from China and India once upon a time. Now you can cruise along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Once an eyesore! Smelly! Oh My God, never struck me that this,this river. Yes, this river which brought in traders from China and India once upon a time. Now you can cruise along this river for a reasonable stretch till almost the mouth of this river into the Straits of Melaka.It's nice to watch activities along the river banks. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We caught the 10pm boat from Jonker to the last stop. Took less than 10 minutes, no commentary and no reduction in price for a one way trip. Overpriced, better to walk.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The whole cruise ride will take you more than half an hour while there's nothing much to see. The audio introducing the river cruise and where we are heading was too soft that I missed most of the parts. Ticketing counter service is normal while for a family of 4, we were given 2 pkt of ice lemon tea &... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The river has been cleaned up compared to 5 years back. Took cruise with 2 kids under 7 years old. A leisurely way to spend the evening especially in the night. The pre-recorded narration was informative. Beware of the splashes if you are seated at the front and another boat comes in the opposite direction. There are parts of the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Relaxing trip Rm15 adult Rm10 children It's a gentle ride on boat, with some historical info provided by the boatman Take about 45min to an hour Twilight time will be prefect time...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Somehow 45 min one return trip is quite long and a bit boring, but you can relax chilling out after long walk around old town. You will get snack and juice include in the ticket. Foreigner must pay RM20 per ride, they make you wait until the passenger meet the boat capacity. You can also listen to explanation sound when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Much of Melaka history evolved along this river. Your trip is not complete if you don't try it. Just board the boat and let your imagination free to bring you back to the 1500s.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Well, not sure how to start, the staff at the ticket counter was rude and very impatient, the cruise is very uneventful and there really aren't many things to see. Not to mention the river is dirty and filthy, occasionally the water will splash up and hit your face, and some water hit my wife and she goes ewwwwwww..... I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

They provide cookies and drinks, A less than 1 hour journey along the river. A little bit crowded as the chair is too close to one another. As for me, it is uncomfortable to sit when my knee touches some person's knee in front of me. In my opinion, the cruise was overpriced (RM15.90)- better just walk along the river.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The cruise was over priced and not worth the money. Maybe would have been nicer at night but we thought it was a bit of a waste money and time. Much better just to walk along the river yourself.

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Address: Melaka, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka

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