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“Splashed by sewage, sparse information and inaudiable recorded commentary”
Review of Malacca River

Malacca River
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Private Tour: Historical Malacca Trip from Kuala Lumpur Including Lunch
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$100.00*
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Day Trip to Historical Malacca from Kuala Lumpur with River Cruise and Lunch
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Historical Malacca Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur
Ranked #7 of 149 things to do in Melaka
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Went at sundown on a Melaka River Cruise, and wished we could have gotten off halfway through! Every time we went past another boat, I got splashed/sprinkled with river water (basically, sewage), and the smell was revolting! People had tissues to their mouths to try to avoid breathing in the sewage

The boat was crowded with no room to move, sitting sideways with your legs cramped up to those in front of you. The commentary was barely audible and what I did hear was boring, uninspired information. Nothing mentioned at all on the way up the river, just after turning around. Nothing about the beautiful historic buildings we passed, just some "sales" banter about the theme park, shopping centre etc.

I suggest you grab a map with some info on it, and take a walk instead. At least then you don't risk catching typhoid!

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

go in the night is a bit better than the day. In the night the cool breeze is more better. got to see the old houses and here a bit of history.U can never get tired of it no matter how many times u go on the cruise.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This was my second trip to Melaka in the past couple of years, and going on this cruise gave me a completely different perspective! Considerable $$ has been spent in the heritage area of the city over the past few years to develop the river, and now there are restaurants and boutique hotels galore. This is not a place where many real people live, but a beautiful spot for visitors. There is an interesting commentary on the boat.

Thank chipsmom54
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

cruise on the river was reasonably priced. night cruise prettier than day. some commentary to tell you about the surrounding area, worth a trip

Thank Theloniusmonk
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Nice breezy cruise offering you nice views, and people will wave at you from riverside eateries. The boat captain stopped to show us a monitor lizard lazing on a branch, much to the amusement of some Japanese tourist. The river is really very murky, but good thing is that there is no smell. So not really an issue.

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