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Malacca River

Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #7 of 68 attractions in Melaka
Type: Bodies of Water
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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

See Melaka from the river and get an insider's view of some of the crazy street art adorning their buildings. Boats are pleasant and have cover so you're not stuck in the sun.

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Bangkok
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The river area is very pretty with lots of well kept plants on either side. The buildings have wonderful art work and it is worth taking the short river cruise for 10$ great for taking photos.Nice walk along here which will take you to all the places of interest.

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Franklin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This very affordable 35 or so minute cruise is a good introduction to Melaka. Take it and then note which sights you would like to go and visit when the cruise finishes.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a typical river cruise - nothing more and nothing less. They made effort with the river cruise experience and ensure that the you are shown sights of mural, buildings etc. however there lies the problem - its not all that interesting. Murals are badly painted-very basic, whilst buildings are a tad more interesting, there is very little content... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

For only 15RM the river cruise was a great intro to the town. It gave us the history, but also showed us the many riverside bars we then sought out.

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Marang, Malaysia
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40 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Melaka river one time ago is one of the main transport system long time ago. The Melaka River which flows through the middle of Melaka Town in the Malaysian state of Malacca, was a vital trade route during the heyday of Malacca Sultanate in the 15th century.

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Sydney
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A cruise along the river was fabulous to see the contrasting architecture and fabulous murals on painted on the walls of many houses and cafes that line the river bank. Pretty bridges span the river and huge iguanas can be spotted swimming alongside the boat or climbing up onto pontoons.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Went in the evening and it was a pleasant 30 - 35 minute ride. Nothing exciting but the view is quite nice as you will not see it otherwise. I was told the ride at night is better when the lights come on.

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My impression of Melaka will forever be: looking out into the humid dusky sunset over the river with trees dropping petals, and the Muslim prays singing out. At least try to take a stroll along the walkway or a river tour.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It was very nice to take the boat ride along this river - this ride is available right at the Casa del Rio Hotel where we had stayed. The Kampung Morten was an excellent sight - these are home stay houses for rent

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