Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Malacca River Cruise - Malacca (Malaysia)


Except for feeling tired and worn out for walking non-stop in the hot sun, it's been quite an interesting day so far in Malacca, We checked into Philea Resort (Part 1 and Part 2), lunched at Bess Kopitiam and then to Jonker Walk (Gula Ketuk, Chen Hoon Teng Temple, Kampung Kling Mosque). After visiting Christ Church we weren't sure where to go and what to do next. Instead of aimlessly walking, we stopped along the road and asked the policeman. He suggested that we try the Malacca river boat cruise at Muara Jetty, next to Quayside Heritage Centre and nearby the Maritime Museum.

We arrived at the jetty, bought the tickets (RM10.00 for one person) and waited for 10 minutes for the boat to arrive and here we went - 45 minutes cruise passing by the down town area to see the brightly coloured buildings, covered in huge murals depicting the rich history and diverse community of Malaysia. At that point of time, I just shut off, relaxed and didn't listen to the commentary. Still I sort of knew that obviously the cruise passed Kampung Morten (traditional Malay village and living museum), pirate park, ghost bridge of Melaka, kampung Jawa, the clock tower and Jonker walk. 















The cruise then took us upstream as far as Taman Rempah jetty where the boat turned around and came back to the starting point. A beautiful ride, I just loved it, so did my friends. Very nice, affordable and ranked side by side with the Venice cruise during my trip to Italy (Rome, Florence and Verona). 

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14 comments:

  1. u make me so wanna go melaka so much now :(

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  2. The murals are very nicely done!

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  3. Looks like many new addition along the ride
    but i hope they can do something about the smell
    of the water.

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  4. You always make me feel so jealous with all the beautiful places you go to, Nava! Lucky you!

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  5. Such a wonderful travel venture you had. For sure for you it must have been with a healthy dose of fun and of course with the birds eye chillies. Your writing style makes me want to visit these fascinating places so very damn damn much.

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  6. What fabulous, colorful photos! It looks like it was a great cruise.

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  7. I been there last month but I took the cruise at night time and the night spectacular with the colorful neon's along the river so cool.

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  8. the boat ride is nice..
    next time try the night ride..
    the night scenery is nice...

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  9. lovely ride roght. Looking forward to your next post

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  10. I love the building murals my friend, so beautiful :D
    A lovely cruise!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. Looks like a 45 minutes well spent! Great pictures!

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  12. Never been to this part of the world. The colors are just amazing. I like the bright red and yellow.

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  13. oh my, such bright coloured and lovely buildings! I didn't take the river cruise despite the more-than-5-times-visit to Malacca this year, no wonder I've seen these buildings before. Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. What an awesome experience to be able to see this on the boat cruise.

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