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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 145 things to do in Melaka
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We walked with kids aged 8 and 11 years from opposite the large ship all the way to the ferris wheel along the river. Filled in a good couple of hours. Enjoyed the street art and spotting large monitor lizards. Reward for the long hot afternoon walk was an ice cream from a corner store. The water is absolutely disgusting with high levels of pollution but in the evening when we went for a short stroll it looked so much better; even pretty with all the lights shining on it. We don't plan on doing a cruise because we have seen all the best street art and would rather use our legs.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Take the very reasonably priced boat tour of the Melaka River. keep a sharp eye out for Malay Water Monitors - they are everywhere and when a BIG one swims up beside the boat, watch the tourists from countries that don;t have such things, squeal!
Very picturesque tour so get your camera out.

Thank Gordon W
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

A lot of money and effort has been poured into making the Malacca River an attraction. The cruise allows you to take in all the nice painted facades, the different bridges, old & new buildings, and the infamous elevated monorail at leisure.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Tickets cost rm10 for adult and rm5 for children. Worth to go 1 time. Went for a night boat ride on 12/8/2013. The whole ride takes about 35mins. Getting onto the boat, you need to line up for about 30mins on a weekday. So, it is better to have someone queue up while you go buy the tickets. Lining up, there will be photogapher wanting to take your picture and selling to you at the end of the ride.
Night time along the ride, you are able to see the colorful lights along the banks and buildings as well. Bt having a full boat, takes away any romanticsm. Off and on, you will get splashes of salt water on your face if the wind is strong.
Other than sitting and watching the scenery go by, nothing much else to do. S, that's why i said good for 1 ride. Will not go again.

Thank damianteh
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

No matter what time you choose to visit the river, it's a good time. If you want to take photo of the river with reflections on the river, visit @ 7am or before the cruise operating hours for calm river water or night for its lights.

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