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  • Address: Melaka River, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Admission: Varies

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Melaka River Tours

Melaka River cuts across the city of the same name on its way to the Straits of Melaka. Just a few decades ago it was a drab, grey waterway lined with crumbling houses on stilts, but the river has since transformed into a top tourist attraction, with both Malaysians and international visitors coming to soak in its history and marvel at the diverse architecture.

Clearer water and an effort to preserve the historic buildings and bridges along the river have helped Melaka become a tourist destination; even its newest buildings are adorned with colorful murals depicting the city's rich culture and its history as a former Portuguese, Dutch and British colony. On a boat trip along the river you’ll pass ancient churches and temples, beautiful bridges, old warehouses and whole villages, gaining a sense of how the area has changed over the years.

For a full cultural experience, take a historic Melaka day trip from Kuala Lumpur, with either a cruise or a stroll along the river bank included.

Practical Info

Melaka is located just an hour and a half from Kuala Lumpur. River cruise tours last about 45 minutes, round trip. If not arriving as part of an organized tour that includes transport, you'll need to make your way to the river. Take a boat from the Muara Jetty near the Maritime Museum or the Taman Rempah Jetty next to Hang Jebat Bridge.

Did You Know? Part of the 1999 movie Entrapment, starring Sean Connery, was filmed at Melaka River.

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