The Melaka River was once in a pretty nasty state, but the authorities realized its tourism potential and cleaned it up. A flotilla of small boats transports sightseers up and down from the departure and drop-off point on the riverbank in front of Dutch Square. Not only can you see the historic buildings, old warehouses (godowns), interesting mangrove stands, churches, and villages, but you can peer into people's backyards to see the comings and goings of riverside life. The 1998 Sean Connery movie Entrapment was partially filmed here. Tours last about 45 minutes in boats ranging from 20- to 40-seaters, and normally a minimum of eight passengers is required before departure.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010
- tel: 06/281-4322
- Departs Taman Rempah near Jalan Mata Kuching
- Daily 9:30am-5pm and 6pm-midnight
- No Sweat
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