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).