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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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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Malacca river cruise - superb experienced for our kids and the tour with water flash when you sitting at front of the boat. You can view old city of malacca.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Walking on the canal is relaxing. Lots of small buildings, guest houses, and hotels on either side. Good in the day and night. I like watching the river cruise boats go by, but would rather walk. Its not that long. River cruise is also a little expensive.

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

very peaceful walk along the bay side.its better during night.The cruise is also good.lighting along the bay is beautiful

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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