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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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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The best way to view and enjoy the river is to take the river taxi. On a hot day, it is probably the best way to travel the length of the river.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Another must try if your in Melaka. Sit back and enjoy the ride. If you lucky you may get to see a few big lizards (sorry dont know the actual name of the species) swimming in the river. After the ride you can walk into any of the bars along the river for a drink.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I took the opportunity while in Malacca recently to go for a river cruise. We had heard good reviews about it from a friend in Australia. Our mistake was in the timing of the cruise. We should have opted for a night cruise. During the day, the sights were interesting but not spectacular. I guess at night... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I walked down the river from near jonker street to the coast. The river is filthy. I do recommend walking to the coast on a nice day though. Pleasant at sunset.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The cruise was fun, and a good way to see a bit of melaka, but could be better organized and river could be little cleaner.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was a good cruise for about 40 minutes. It was a pleasant ride and u get a good feel about the sights and sounds of Melacca.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I don't understand why they have no sense of hygiene and cleanliness at all. Rubbish are accumulated along the river bank and nothing is done. Ew!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We had read that you can hop on and hop off the riverboats and also could use the boats to visit Kampung Morden. No chance, no hop on hop off and no stopping at Kampung Morden. Don't bother, walk it instead, much better

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China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The river cruise jetty is just next to the flor de la mar boat. The best time of taking the malacca river cruise will be around 6:15pm, the weather starts to cool down, and still bright enough to see the sights along the river. And you get to see the beautiful lights at the end of the rides too as... More

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Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I wasn't really expecting that much but to honest until you hit the river cruise you haven't seen that much of Melaka. I was cheap and really worth the effort. A beautiful view of the town from the water.

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