19:55 26/10/2012 The day had almost expired as the mighty sun was partially engulfed by Melaka river from our sight. And the boat was half filled when we handed over our ticket for the river cruise. Everyone had jauntily passed the ramp with a smile. Parents with kids in tow, lovers, and friends boarded the boat. All was looking for a comfortable seat. But us, bargain the comfy for a great view. We obtain a seat near the helmsman as it gives a better view cruising the Melaka river at night. The engine started without giving any signal and the boat navigating the historic Melaka river once hailed as “Venice of the east”.
Let us a show what to see and expect to cruise the Melaka river at night. The video is only 10 minutes on the actual 45 minutes cruise along the Melaka River.
The Ticket booth of Melaka River Cruise is at the back of Samudera Museum or behind that replica ship of Flor Del Mar.
Tickets Cost: 15 RM/ Adult
River cruising, will give you a glimpse of Melaka without stressing out your thighs and feet. It’s really intended for slow pace travelers and tourist who doesn’t care about time. It’s also highly recommended for couples who want’s to spend a romantic evening.
The dilapidated buildings in the morning turns into a big piece of art in the evening. The walls of old buildings become a canvass and each of them represents a piece of what Malaysia is.
The French Gothic-inspired St. Francis Xavier Church with brilliant colors at night, was one of our the Melaka River night cruise highlight. A spectacular view from the boat in which people can’t stop glaring.
Before our 45 minutes boat ride concluded, we’re thankful that we’re able to come back and had spoiled as usual by the dazzling colors of Melaka. It’s one of the lists that we want to tick off when we revisit Melaka and we just did.
In Love with Melaka,
Sky and Summer
This is part of our Melaka Trip Series
01 Restrospecting Melaka an Overview
What to Do
02 Finding road to Melaka
03 Historical Sites and Museums
04 St. Paul Hill and Church
05 A Famosa
06 Melaka Sultanate Palace
07 Jonker Walk
08 Vibrant Night of Historical Melaka
09 Flor de la Mar
10 St. Francis Xavier Church
11 Bukit Cina and Poh San Teng Temple
12 Melaka Zoo
13 Melaka River Cruise
Where to Stay
16 Temporary Abode: L’Armada Guesthouse