Make the most out of your visit to Malacca with a river cruise. Take on a 40-45 minutes boat ride to enjoy the scenic view along the Melaka river and the historical buildings and villages by the shore. An evening ride will allow you to spectate the colorful LED illumination of the buildings, bridges and other attractions along the river.
What to Expect?
Visitors can opt for day-time cruise and night-time cruise, with the latter being more attractive as the city of Melaka is lit up with LED and lighting decoration throughout the shore of Melaka river.
You can choose whether to go up the river or go down the river depending on the boarding port of your choice. As you cruise across the river, you get to enjoy the beautifully painted murals, local arts, and the river side bars. Don't forget to take memorable pictures of the vibrant city when you are onboard. Bring your friends and family for a relaxing trip together.
- Take a ride up the river and enjoy a different angle of Malacca.
- Choose between two boarding ports either up the river or down the river.
- Enjoy the beautifully painted murals, local arts, and the river side bars.
- Take memorable pictures of the vibrant city of Malacca.
The 45-minute River Cruise offers tranquil views of colonial buildings, antiquated shophouses, local settlements and ancient bridges as well as modern decorations and local art displays within Malacca.
Landmarks that the cruise will pass by:
- Kampung Morten: A traditional Malay village and living museum. Some of the houses, notably Villa Sentosa, are open to the public.
- Pirate Park: A modest funfair with a ferris wheel, swinging pirate ship, flying fox, rock climbing wall and trampoline.
- Ghost Bridge of Melaka: Where Japanese soldiers during WWII dangled the decapitated heads of local Chinese businessman.
- Kampung Jawa: A small residential and commercial area where descendants of the original Javanese settlers still maintain some of their traditions.
- Clock Tower: In the famous square of red painted Dutch buildings.
- Jonker Walk: One of the best streets in Melaka to shop for souvenirs and enjoy local specialty dishes.
fazmana week ago
Went on July 2023, the price was RM25 per head and show your I/C. At 5/6pm - 7pm, the queue was short so no need to wait for long and it's a convenient time before you walk to Jonker Street. Can just walk in.
Ili Shazwani Mohamed Mansor (Elysz)a month ago
Worth a visit at least twice, once for sight seeing, and once again to hear all the historical details given 😅😅 it was quite beautiful and informative, do come at night time 👍
elise mamokaa month ago
Even the line and que super crowded but worth our time to melaka, such a wonderful night view.. next time the ticket counter should be operate 2 counter so people dont have to que for so long esspecially for super senior
El Styles3 months ago
Costs 30 for adult foreigner. Kind of nice to go at night but was not as good as I was hoping. There is limited info broadcast over the speaker going upriver (and music coming back) but the it's hard to make out what they're saying. You cruise rather fast so it's not as peaceful as it could be. I was also hoping they would cruise to the big waterfront mosque but they didn't. Seems like it would be an easy/worthwhile addition. The lights of the city just weren't that spectacular. Felt like would be nicer to walk the riverside instead.
Eddy Irawan3 months ago
Riverside with mirror like river during morning walk. Recommended to explore before 8AM as the weather is still cool and the river is calm to have mirror like surface.
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