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Address: Melaka, Malaysia
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Good way to see some sights

Trip takes about 45 minutes to go up and down the river. Extremely cheap ( about $5 Australian ). Boats probably not that well maintained, with a big gash in the side of the one... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Deborah H
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Perth, Australia

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Bandung, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went on weekday, so got cheaper price: RM 15,9/pax for foreigners, and not too crowded. The journey took about 40 minutes. The Malacca river is clean, no solid rubbish seen along the track. We saw beautiful wall paintings along the way. Hipster cafes, the preserved kampong (village), and finally a large shopping mall at the end of the track.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Trip takes about 45 minutes to go up and down the river. Extremely cheap ( about $5 Australian ). Boats probably not that well maintained, with a big gash in the side of the one I was on, but did not feel unsafe. We had music on the way up and then some commentary ( recorded ) on the way... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This river cruise takes you round the city of Melaka. It was quite enjoyable, since the surroundings were well maintained for the viewers of the cruise.

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Thank Zafor H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this river cruise about 4 pm friday. Didn't have to wait too long as it wasn't a weekend. We boarded a 40-seater boat..the ride was nice along the curvy river. It took a half of an hour return trip. The river is clean, smelly a bit at a short stretch. As the boat moved slowly we enjoyed the... More 

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Thank NKR17
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun ride, there's a introduction audio through out the cruise. River water splashing to our face once a while. I personally felt the price is abit high for MyCard holder, RM15.90. Probably RM10 will be ok? Anyway, enjoyed it!

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Thank Phoebe L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought ticket for mykad adult rm15, senior citizen and student rm7. For foreigner or without mykad adult is rm21. The cruise takes about 31 min, and our picture were taken for photo session before boarding the boat. We were taken cruising the melaka river accross kampung morten, jambatan hangtuah, and several other historical places. The river is also clean without... More 

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Thank natasya5
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I and and friends visit Melaka River on November 2016. The river are very clean. We like the riverside, green and the buildings so colourful.

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Thank Lina W
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a reasonable price 1590 pp we had a good sight of the back of the houses with their beautiful paint/art work.We had to go one way,than turned around,before the comment started.Very educational and worth doing.

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Thank Wouter V
Singapore, Singapore
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88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cruise is affordable and a good way to sight-see without having to walk a lot. However, the queue can be very long on weekends and holidays. To avoid the crowd, be there at 9am to buy the ticket and wait for the cruise to start around 9.45am. Will personally recommend the cruise to first time visitors to Malacca.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Melaka River Cruise on a Thursday evening. It was a great weather. We waited about 15 minutes for the boat to arrive. We paid RM 10 for adults (warganegara) and RM 5 for kids (warganegara) Wherelese for foreigners, RM 15 for Adults and RM 7 for kids. It was about a 30 minutes ride. It was... More 

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