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“The only one of it's kind.”
Review of Melaka Duck Tour

Melaka Duck Tour
Kuching, Malaysia
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346 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
“The only one of it's kind.”
Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

Out of curiosity, I joined the tour and found it worthwhile because it is unique. The vehicle runs on the road like a normal bus but it becomes a boat when in water. The views from the sea are beautiful. The ticket price is quite high but it's still value for money. Give it a try and there is no regret.

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Penang
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Novel for locals and kids”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

After reading some of the earlier reviews on this tour, we kept an open mind considering the fact that we're Malaysians and have been to Melaka before, with two small kids. Hence, we boarded the Duck Tour for the novelty.

For the tour we were on, there were 6 adults and 2 kids on board. The guide spoke in Mandarin and gave a good commentary along the way. Admittedly, the route was not very interesting but it was fun (although pricey) as a "joy ride" :).

Towards the end of the tour, the guide gave a quiz and gave out toys which made a "quaking" sound when blown.

Visited February 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Waste of money”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

I wish I had read the reviews before myself and friends joined this tour. We had experienced the Singapore duck tour which is very good so why not the Melaka one!
Melaka is steeped in history and in 2008 was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and has been under the control of the portuguese, Dutch and the British so it certainly has it,s history for sharing. What you get is the history of their shopping malls as you drive along the road, this one built on reclaimed land in 1980 and this one 1984 and they have restaurants, chafes and shopping. It started as a joke but this was the story all the way through and into the water and nothing about the Melaka straits and their importance just we spend time in water then head back. I tried to give my feedback at the duck tours desk, however they did not have any forms to log my feedback. I did however go to the tourist board to record my feedback. If you only took the duck tour you would not think Melaka had any history. The cruise is a quarter of the cost and you get history included as well. Save your money and by a guide book as you will learn nothing from this tour.

Visited December 2011
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Oh dear, how sad”
Reviewed October 30, 2011

This is without doubt the worst tour I have been on. Melaka is a wonderfully old city with great history, and beautiful buuldings... but this tour shows none of that. A desolate drive through the run down newer parts of town, followed by a half hearted motor around the sea - we didn't even go in the river. Staff look bored, we certainly were. Avoid.

Visited October 2011
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Ko Phi Phi Le, Thailand
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“waste of money”
Reviewed October 5, 2011

38 rinngets for a ride on the road and out to sea past floating mosque and see the river bridge....do yourself a favour...do the river ride for 10 ringetts....its better....the duck has no suspension and theroad driver stands in the way and moans all the time....poor rating

Visited October 2011
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