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“River with life”
Review of Malacca River

Malacca River
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Private Tour: Historical Malacca Trip from Kuala Lumpur Including Lunch
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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 April 13, 2013

Malacca strait is mired with History from the time Portuguese set sail from Lisbon and landed here.
King Parameswara was the first exponent of the River when he established his petty principality on its Banks. This navigable strait played a vital role in the dominions of Dutch and British. The pristine river cutting across the city is a National treasure and well maintained. The Maritime Museum on the left bank is modelled on the legendary Portuguese ship that sank off its coast.
A trip to Malacca is not complete without a leisurely Boat ride on the River.

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Loved it. Mask sure you capture the colour. The older buildings along the river have received grants to perk them up and their colourful frontages are a pleasure to view.

Thank Jennie M
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

A 45 minute boat trip just going up and down the river with commentary in English obviously only played one way. Gets a bit boring as the return journey is repeated.

Thank 36NP
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

It's always in my mind till now. How beautiful it is - walking to the river bank enjoyed the scenery. Takes some photos and sits for awhile to enjoy the lives around. I have seen a giant lizard swam crossing the river.

Thank Antoni O
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Spent a weekend in Malacca in September 2012 and the highlight was certainly our walkabout around and boat trip down the Malacca River.

Love what they've done to clean it up, and open up what was once an important waterway that in many ways made history.

The restaurants, bars and little shops along the river are so interesting; you can spend hours exploring.

It's especially pretty at dusk, when the lights come on, and you see these sudden bits of street art / graffiti popping up along the way.

Makes up for the garish disaster that is now Jonker Street. Pity the current Malaccan Government have absolutely no appreciation for history, or the courage to capture and bring it to life properly.

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