Melaka, Malaysia



Melaka River Boat Cruise
During the era of the Melaka Sultanate and subsequent rule by the Portuguese and Dutch centuries ago, the Melaka River and its estuary attracted trading ships from all over the world. Today, the shallow Melaka River has lost its importance in trade and no longer a major port in the region. However, you can still take a 45-minute boat cruise on the Melaka River and pass by many of the historical and heritage sites in Melaka.

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The boat cruise takes passengers from near the mouth of the Melaka River to just beyond Kampung Morten and then back, covering a distance of about 10 km. The boats passes nearby rustic buildings, old shophouses, footbridges, places of worship and settlements. You will also pass through several boardwalk cafes along the way. The night cruise is more interesting as lights illuminate the buildings and bridges along the riverbanks. The boat cruise operates daily from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. and tickets cost MYR10 for adults and MYR5 for children.

Melaka River
Cruise on the Melaka River
Taming Sari Revolving Tower
The 110-metre tall Taming Sari Revolving Tower is located at Jalan Merdeka in the city center. The gondola can take a maximum of 66 passengers at a time and takes one minute to ascend, revolving 360 degrees for five minutes at the top and then takes another one minute to descend. The top provides a panoramic view of the
historic city and a breathtaking view of the coastline. The revolving tower operates daily from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. Admission is MYR20 for adults, MYR10 for children below 12 years and MYR17 for senior citizens above 55 years old. For MyKad holders, tickets are MYR10, MYR5 and MYR7 respectively.

Hop-on-Hop-off Bus
An inexpensive way to tour around the city is to ride the hop-on-hop-off buses. The buses operate daily travelling in a loop, departing and ending their journey at Hang Tuah Mall. You can board and disembark as many times as you like or you can sit through the whole journey.

  • The red line comprises of double-decker buses stopping at 13 destinations within the city centre from 9.00 a.m. to 9.30.
  • The blue line comprises of single-decker buses stopping at 23 destinations on the outskirt of the city centre from 7.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.
A ride of the red line costs MYR5.00 for adults and MYR2.50 for kids and the blue line costs MYR2.00 for adults and MYR1.00 for kids for a day use.
Hop-on Hop-bus, Melaka
Hop-on Hop-off bus
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