Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Malacca River Cruise - Malacca (Malaysia)


Except for feeling tired and worn out because we have been walking non-stop, hot weather was killer as well, its been so far, quite an interesting Malacca discovery day. But, if you considering staying in Philea Resort (Part 1 and Part 2), unless you drove, be prepared for paying a hefty taxi fare should you decide to explore Jonker Walk (Bess Kopitiam). Distance basically, sure, Philea staff willingly willl call for a taxi for you. Then again, better it will to stay within Melaka town where there are many other hotels. Those within your budget or you don't mind paying for high end hotels (Gula KetukChen Hoon Teng TempleKampung Kling Mosque). Actually, we should have done it as well (Christ Church), I guess a bit too late now to regret. Still, its been an experience because many can't stop talking about Philea Resort. At least, we found out for ourselves. 


I guess travelling experiences does add value to our travelling diary, it sure does. I believe so. Anyway, that is that, on this day, after our last stop at Christ Church, we were lost on what else is there in Malacca. So, we stopped along the road to ask the policeman. He did oblige. Thank you. He suggested we try Malacca river boat cruise at Muara Jetty, next to Quayside Heritage Centre and Maritime Museum. We walked to the jetty, bought tickets (RM10.00 for one person) and waited for 10 minutes prior to getting into the boat for this 45 minutes cruise. Cruising down Malacca river at the heart of Malacca town. Awesomeness. Brightly coloured and artistic deco of Malaysian diverse community rich history on the buildings, cruising by Kampung Morten (traditional Malay village and living museum), Pirate Park, Malacca Ghost Bridge, Kampung Jawa, Clock Tower and Jonker Walk. Trilling, exciting and relaxing. I always get excited for no apparent reason anyway, especially when I travel. Thank god we were seated in a covered boat. Otherwise, most probably, we would have been roasted. 















Malacca River Cruise took us upstream as far as Taman Rempah where boat took a turn to return back to where we started. I just loved it, so did my friends. Very nice, affordable and ranked side by side alongside Venice cruise during my Italy trip (Rome, Florence and Verona). In fact, I am wrong in saying that Malacca River Cruise is even better. 

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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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