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Melaka River Cruise

Melaka, Malaysia
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Nova Scotia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The Malacca River Cruise is a simple boat ride up and down the same river that's just as easy to walk along. I had taken this cruise nearly 20 years ago when I was fascinated by the huge monitor lizards basking in the sun as well as a real slice of Malacca life. I saw no lizards and the river... More 

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Alcudia, Spain
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I was expecting more from the cruise on the river in Melaka. The boat was very low down and we couldn't see much. The boat was quite busy, which further hindered viewing. It was a very pleasant ride but we had walked up and back down the river the previous day and had enjoyed much better views at our own... More 

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Johor Bahru
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31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went for river cruise with a group of friends on 22/11/2014. We arrived at the jetty to purchase our ticket at about 6.30pm and the rain begin to fall. The ticket counter staffs told us that river cruise is not allowed when it rain, and so we went to the jetty and wait. The lady staff at the jetty was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Cruise times were not as posted but depended on filling up the boat - in our case, after staff had finished dinner. Departing just before sunset (about 6.30pm) meant returning to a beautiful sight.

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Melaka river has been cleaned up in recent years and although still not pristine, is also not as opaque and smelly as before. A cruise is a good way of taking in the beauty of the side streets and the alleyways that mark the old part of the city, beating the traffic and the heat. Many of the buildings... More 

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Night tour is better as the weather maybe a bit too hot in the afternoon. We had an experienced guide (I think is a Portuguese) to tell us the story when we cruise along the river. For instance the bridge where many beheaded during the Japanese time and so on. Fun and relax after a day of walking.

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Vijante mundial
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you want to suffer from heat, bad smells and dirty water do this small cruise, otherwise just skip it. There's even no historic interest and pass by some new and ugly buildings. Don't sit at the front or dirty water will soak you and it's a risk of infection, serious...very very smelly and dirty.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I will recommend to go for the night ride as the lights during the cruise is something you will never see unless you explore the whole river on foot. just that the speed the boat going is slightly too fast due to very long queue at night over the weekend

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Sarawak, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I took the cruise for two times in one day, on in the afternoon to take a good view of the city and another trip at night to enjoy the lighting and atmosphere, they were all great!!!!!!!! Passers-by along the river saying hello to you, when another cruise came from the opposite direction we greeted members of each boat, Melaka... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

I was pleased that I took this trip on my arrival in Melaka. This was an effective way to get a general overview of Melaka. On the way up the river there was no commentary but there was a recorded commentary for the main sights on the way back. It's easy enough to find the ticket booth, buy the ticket... More 

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