We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“lovely but abit smelly”
Review of Malacca River

Malacca River
Book In Advance
More Info
$67.00*
and up
Private Tour: Historical Malacca Trip from Kuala Lumpur Including Lunch
More Info
$100.00*
and up
Day Trip to Historical Malacca from Kuala Lumpur with River Cruise and Lunch
More Info
$52.00*
and up
Historical Malacca Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur
Ranked #7 of 143 things to do in Melaka
Attraction details
Pensacola, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“lovely but abit smelly”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

cruise were rm30 if im not mistaken. overall good experience. dont go in the afternoon. too hot. evening would be great. kids would love it too. if ur artistic, u will enjoy the murals on the shoplots.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank Cratfield
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,002 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    493
    953
    432
    93
    31
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
Kuala Lipis, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Mixed opinions”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We went for river cruise along Malacca river at night - I have to say that the night view along the river was good but one thing that we really hate was the smell of the river. It was so bad that my son vomitted on the boat and sometimes the water splashed into the boat and the foul smell was even stronger. This might be my one and only time going for cruise in Melaka unless the local council took initiative to clean the river in the future.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank BL_Leo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kluang, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Some said "It looks like Venice...," or alike... is it?”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

The nature are probably not 100% the same, but what the said it look alike is about how the design arrangement on the river, especially on path design behind the building.
Yes, I had a meaningful WALK starting from Melaka Sultanate Watermill to Kampung Morten and turn back to the watermill again. When you look at the composition of the painting and human activities on left and right side of the river, there are totally different stories and environment such as Malaysia's history, culture and the future.
By the way, credits to contributors of Melaka River~ =)

*If you want to get explanations or what is the story behind the design along the river, ride a rivercruise with a tour guide, I am sure it is affordable. Please refer to Melaka Tourism Centre~ =)

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Akmal03
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great place for a stroll”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

If you are energetic walk from the clock tower up river as far as you can go cross the bridges and walk on both sides it is a great way to see the different ways of life. The river boat tour was great too and the best Satay was found at the little riverside kiosk just after the third bridge.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank GypsyGrumpies
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely river.”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

I liked all the graffiti art on the buildings along the river. It would be better if they make the place more alive with restaurants and music.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Lizardqueen57
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Malacca River also viewed

Melaka, Central Melaka District
Melaka, Central Melaka District
 
Melaka, Central Melaka District
Melaka, Central Melaka District
 

Been to Malacca River? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing