River Walk
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Chuan Song
Singapore, Singapore62 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Early morning or evening walk is the best (cool weather walking is the most comfortable). Or if you don’t mind, you can also take the river cruise bot one way to one end and walk back down (depending on where you stay). The murals on the wall is a little wire but adds to the charm of the place.
Written 7 December 2022
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Jayne N
9 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
My husband and I enjoyed the river walk - it is a totally different experience by day and by night. At night all the little bars along the river come to life and create a lovely fun atmosphere. By day it is very quiet and a pleasure to stroll along admiring the many beautiful flowering shrubs, different styles of architecture and our favourite thing was to watch the big Monitor lizards.
Written 20 November 2022
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Shaukat A
Sydney, Australia78 contributions
Aug 2022
The Melaka River passes through the historical part of the town which is declared a UNESCO heritage site. The buildings along the river are painted with cultural murals and wall art. Enjoy a number of cafes along the river including Hard Rock Cafe, Gravy Baby, etc. This area is worth exploring on foot.
Written 29 October 2022
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KM Lee
Singapore202 contributions
Mar 2022
It has been some time that the Melaka River had its clean up started. But if one stays at the newer Melaka Raya area, most of the time is spent shopping and eating there. So it is easy to miss this enjoyable walk.
There are shop houses that open their back doors to the river with brightly painted walls and murals to attract attention. The river walkway allows one to walk next to the mangrove trees.
Now and then, a hint of the old river banks appear in the shabby squatter constructions still inhabited.
We walked from Christ church to Kampung Morten but I'm sure the rest of it would be nice as well.
Be warned that several properties adjacent to the river bank are fenced up and you have to exit from the river walk to the main road, in order to get to say, your hotel.
Enjoy!
Written 26 October 2022
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Katy G
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
Jul 2022
Scenic and enjoyable
A lot of rubbish by the river
Amazing water monitors
Beautiful house murals.
Just a bit run down as no tourist trade for two years, but starting to come back to life.
Written 31 July 2022
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Сергей Д
Cam Ranh, Vietnam6 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The trip was worth the money!!!
35 minutes, along the river at a leisurely pace. You have time to see all the beauty of the city.
Written 13 May 2022
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tarundalela
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia42 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Best part of Melaka travel is Melaka River.
You can do so many things there.
River cruise will give you the overall experience of the city as this river goes to almost every part.
You can have River walk with your family and it will be great if you do it in evening as the lights around the river and tress are just amazing.
Last but not the least you can have tea/coffee /snacks at great cafes
Written 22 April 2022
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James T
215 contributions
Sep 2021
This a a very beautiful place to have a stroll. it is litted up at night. There are many beautiful bridges and murals on the old buildings. The whole stretch takes about 1.5 hours each way. it is safe and secure.
Written 3 October 2021
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David G
Kuantan, Malaysia18 contributions
Dec 2020
A great way to spend a late afternoon, a good walk along this picturesque river followed by a couple of chilled beers as the sun goes down.
Written 24 December 2020
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Juniper64
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia83 contributions
Aug 2020
Really vibrant. If you keep your eyes and ears open there are so many little quirks to discover. A whole range of whimsically-named hipster cafes, murals, and a great place to people watch - both on land and on the water as the boats go by.
Written 4 September 2020
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