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Malacca River (Sungai Melaka) Tours

Malacca River (Sungai Melaka)

The Malacca River (Sungai Melaka) cuts across the city of the same name, now most commonly spelled Melaka, and is also known as the Melaka River. In recent years, the river has been revitalized into a top destination, with both Malaysians and international visitors coming to soak in its history and marvel at the diverse architecture from the city’s Portuguese, Dutch, and British heritage.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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).


Address: Melaka River, Melaka, Malaysia
Admission: Varies
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Melaka (UNESCO) 14 Attractions Full-Day Sightseeing tour

Melaka (UNESCO) 14 Attractions Full-Day Sightseeing tour

Malacca City (also spelled Melaka) is the capital of the coastal state of Malacca, in southwestern Malaysia. On a private day trip from Kuala Lumpur, get to know the historical city of Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the city’s multicultural heritage and trading history as you check out attractions like St. Paul’s Hill, Stadthuys, and Jonker Street. Enjoy personalized attention from a private transport. • Private Malacca day trip from Kuala Lumpur • Visit the World Heritage–listed sites of Malacca City • See remains from the city’s Portuguese and Dutch rule • Go shopping on Jonker Street
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$66.67
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Historical Melaka Full-Day 14 Attractions Tour

Historical Melaka Full-Day 14 Attractions Tour

Malacca City (also spelled Melaka) is the capital of the coastal state of Malacca, in southwestern Malaysia. See the historical and cultural sights of Malacca on a private 8-hour tour with an English-speaking professional driver who introduces you to the city's top attractions. You'll see landmarks including Porta De Santiago (A Famosa Fortress), St. Paul’s Church, Kampung Kling Mosque, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and the Stadthuys.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Malacca World Heritage City Private Day Tour

Malacca World Heritage City Private Day Tour

TRAVELER WHO LIKE HISTORY ABOUT DUCTH COLONIAL AND A FEW HERITAGE BUILDING AND ALSO HISTORY ABOUT STRAIT OF MALACCA THAT THIS STRAIT IS VERY IMPORTANT 500 YEARS AGO MALACCA IS MUST PLACE TO COME.BESIDE ALL THIS HISTORY OF BUILDING,MALACCA ALSO THE PLACE FOR TRAVELER TO ENJOY AND TRY A VERY LOCAL AND FAMOUS FOOD SUCH LIKE "PERANAKAN MEAL", CHICKEN RICE BALL, KUIH KERIAH GULA MELAKA, COCONUT SHAKE,AVOCADO BLENDED, ASAM PEDAS AND MANY MORE.
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Heritage Walk City Tour

Heritage Walk City Tour

Discover Melaka with the historical story and sightseeing with preserved building and explore multiple culture on the street.
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Malacca 3Days 2Nights Package

Malacca 3Days 2Nights Package

Learn about Malaysia’s indigenous culture and watch elephants feed and bathe at an elephant sanctuary with a full-day trip from Kuala Lumpur. Visit a local village to get a glimpse of everyday life for Malaysians, then continue to the sanctuary to meet the elephants. Watch the creatures being fed and bathed, and learn how the sanctuary protects the elephant population. NOTE: In monsoon season some or all elephant activities may be cancelled if the river is above a safe level.
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