River Cruise Melaka let you capture Melaka History in 30 minutes

A must-do activty for tourists, River Cruise Melaka takes you to a historical ride across Melaka River.

River Cruise Melaka Complete Guide. The historical cruise ride within the city centre of Melaka. Passengers on the boat can view the historical & colorful architecture at the both sides of the river during the ride. Boat leaves every 30 minutes.

A floating jetty, colorful lights reflecting their beauty through the mirror of water, dreamy lamp posts and the trees, all these make River Cruise Melaka a memorable experience and an unforgettable journey. As your cruise starts ‘sailing’, you will see the colorful Melaka architecture by the both sides, reflecting rich culture & heritage. Red, white and multi color painted buildings add life to the atmosphere.

River Cruise Melaka

The River Cruise Melaka is a must-do activity for tourists visiting UNESCO world heritage site. The River Cruise rides take you to the short canal within the city centre. You can see colorful & historical buildings and the city monuments during the ride. Below are the highlights of River Cruise Melaka experience.

Ferris wheel

There is a Ferris wheel along the bridge over the Malacca River. It is a two way affair; while you enjoy seeing the wheel from your cruise, the ‘wheel-natives’ don’t forget to make plans to be the next on the sail while screaming with fun.


The Melaka River cruise is not like the overwhelming places where there are too many too complex architectures and machines. The beauty of the place can be absorbed and felt in heart since everything is too natural. Hardly any building crosses the height above three floors. Everything seems so reachable. Don’t miss the trip to river since the distance will no longer be too little once you fly back from Malaysia.

River Side

Once used for trade and travel purposes alone, the Melaka River serves more tourists today than traders. There are only small fences on the river side. This reduces the hurdles and one can feel the connection between the river and life in vicinity. The houses reflect in the river and test your camera skills.

Related Article: Top 10 Melaka Tourist Attractions

Clock Guide

You need to be tricky with time while planning to go on river cruise Malacca. The reason is not that the cruise is open for few hours only. On contrast, it opens between from 9am to 11:30pm, but mornings and the nights are the best time to go as it is an ideal time to take snaps. After all you love to see reflecting lights. Don’t worry about the boats since you will get one in every thirty minutes.

Feature Image Credit: Mohd Fazlin Mohd Effendy

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