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Address: Melaka, Malaysia
Phone Number: 06-286-1530-06-286-1531
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A cool way to travel

Like a trip on the Star ferry on water you feel cooler. The Malacca ferry ride is a nice break from the heat. The guides are generally helpful the commentary is in 3 languages so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Much effort must have been put in to transform the area. The river is SO clean now and nice for a after-dinner stroll. NO smells and minimal debris. Impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This 1.5 h river cruise is the best and cheap way to see the river banks, beautiful wall paintings and old buildings

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Like a trip on the Star ferry on water you feel cooler. The Malacca ferry ride is a nice break from the heat. The guides are generally helpful the commentary is in 3 languages so you get some local colour & knowledge. But most of all you get to see the Monorail. What a waste of time effort & money.... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It is a good way to explore the Malacca river if you don't want to be walking all that distance under the sun. It was a pleasant ride. I would say the wall paintings were the most interesting bit. The ride was about 45 minutes. Managed to get some nice shots of the buildings. Recommended activity for the kids.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I went here for a day trip with members. I had tried for the river cruise along malacca river. I love the classic panorama from the boat. We're enjoyed the moment by snapped picture along the river. It's unique. For those who love the history and classic thing maybe can try to come here.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It's a good experience to take a ride in the boat. Malacca authorities should take some actions to clean up the river and get rid of all the garbage around the river and please give good water for the fish live in the river. I saw lot of dead fish and can't even breath because of the smell. It's a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Went there as an escape from the hot climate of KL....found it was even hotter in Malacca - the river was a point of interest with our tuktuk driver but didnt appeal to us. Not very picturesque and looks like a very neglected put of Malaysia despite the impojrtance historic location. Didnt like much of Malacca - very run down.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Malacca should be commended for the effort taken to clean up the river and try to make it a tourist attraction. While the boat ride is quick and covers the main areas of the river quickly, I would recommend that a walk along the boarded pathways along the river allows you a better though more tiring experience. There are some... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Dead fishes and trash floating every 10 meters, terrible smell. Street art on the wall and varanus in the water are the only interest of this cruise that you should only do if you've already seen everything and has time to waste. Hard to understand that the city offers this attraction and doesn't clean the river at all...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We travelled in Feb 2014. It was not really valued for money as Melaka is a very small, therefore most of the history given on the boat could be read in the guidebook. I preferably would walk on foot or hire a bike next time I visit Melaka to explore the town. However, if you are looking for the perfect... More 

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Address: Melaka, Malaysia
Phone Number: 06-286-1530-06-286-1531
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka

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