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Malacca River (Sungai Melaka)
Malacca River (Sungai Melaka)

Malacca River (Sungai Melaka)

Melaka River, Melaka

The Basics

One of the best ways to take in the colonial architecture of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Melaka is aboard a Malacca River cruise sailing past picturesque riverbanks and beneath numerous landmark bridges. A typical day trip from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore might include such a cruise, as well as visits to the Dutch Museum, St. Peter’s Church, and Jonker Street.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Melaka

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Batu Caves
theresaschmitz6, Feb 2020
Malacca Day Tour with Melaka River Cruise from Singapore (via drive-thru border)
What a wonderful experience!!! It was a long day, but both our drivers were great. We were able to sleep most of the way to KL. On our arrival at Batu caves, we were met by our outstanding tour guide. Rosie. She made our morning with her come to life!!!
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Drivers are on time
Daisy_L, Feb 2020
Malacca Day Tour with Melaka River Cruise from Singapore (via drive-thru border)
Our guide was really good. And the drivers too. We had an extra sight seeing in KL because we had so much extra time. We did not stay that long in every spot.
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Small group Malaysia
MichlleDiane_S, Jan 2020
Malacca Day Tour with Melaka River Cruise from Singapore (via drive-thru border)
For a quick trip it was well worth it. Got to see a lot in a short amount of time. Our guide, Rosie, was great. Knowledgable and hilarious. Drivers were professional.
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informative tour
margaret_b, Nov 2019
Malacca Day Tour with Melaka River Cruise from Singapore (via drive-thru border)
great tour but very very long day. guide was very informative. Batu caves were wonderful, city was busy, malacca was more relaxed

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A cruise on the Melaka River is a must for families and first-time visitors.

  • Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as the river has little shade.

  • River cruises last about 45 minutes round-trip.

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How to Get There

If you’re not visiting the river as part of a guided tour, you can make your way there yourself by walking along Jonker Street until it meets the river.

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When to Get There

The best time to enjoy the Malacca River and other outdoor attractions is during the dry season—typically April, early May, and October. Plan your cruise in the morning or early evening to avoid the worst of the heat.

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Attractions to Visit Before or After Your Cruise

The departure point for Malacca River cruises is centrally located in the heart of the historic city. If you have some free time before or after a boat trip on the river, plan to spend some time visiting other nearby attractions, such as the Stadthuys in Red Square, Christ Church, the Maritime Museum, or Jonker Street (also called Jonker Walk).

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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