Considered to be the ‘Venice of the East’ by early European mariners, the Melaka River stretches across a distance of 10 kilometres and winds its way from Dutch Square, cutting across the town of Melaka. It is a popular tourist attraction, primarily for its river cruise which is offered to visitors daily. The cruise takes visitors down the river in a roofed cruise boat and offers a number of interesting sights along the way. Noteworthy attractions include a series of bridges including the Ghostbridge of Melaka, the Chan Boon Cheng Bridge, the Old Market Bridge, the Jalan Hang Tuah Bridge, as well as the Tan Boon Seng Bridge which has origins that date back to the 1500s during the capture of Melaka by the Portuguese.
Cruise tickets cost around RM15 for adults and RM7 for children
Tours are available daily from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
The tour lasts around 45 minutes to 1 hour
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children
Numerous sights along the way including Kampung Morten, Pirate Park, Kampung Jawa, the Clock Tower, Jonker Walk and a series of bridges.
The cruise passes several mosques in the vicinity so finding one should not be too difficult. The guide will also be able to offer more information on convenient areas to visit during prayer times. Mosques within the city of Melaka include the Al-Azim Mosque, Kampung Hulu Mosque, Tranquerah Mosque and the Malacca Straits Mosque.
Halal food is plentiful in the vicinity of the Melaka river cruise area and the cruise itself will take you past a few Halal food outlets and restaurants. The guide will also be able to offer advice on the best places to get Halal food in the area. Visitors may try the Restoran Taj, McDonald's and Pak Halim Corner which are popular spots in Melaka.