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Address: Melaka, Malaysia
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Pleasant walk

We stayed in a hotel along the river so this was our main route to getting anywhere. The river smells may not be the most pleasant but it didn't spoil our experience. Plenty of... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in a hotel along the river so this was our main route to getting anywhere. The river smells may not be the most pleasant but it didn't spoil our experience. Plenty of little cafes and bars with al fresco seating so you can sit and wave to the passengers on the river cruise. :) Would have been even... More 

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Thank candiesss
Singapore
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely relaxing area to have a slow walk or cycle with your partner/friends. While the water itself does not look perfectly clean, the environment is still nice enough to enjoy on a cooling afternoon.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Much work has gone into making the river walk clean and attractive. River still pongs. So far we've walked from the Jonker precinct up to the Shore - both sides, day and night. A great collection of bridges to walk under, over or around. We've seen that the walk goes much further, but that's for another time. There are several... More 

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1 Thank Peter A
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't walk the whole way along the river as we had our 2.5year old in tow, but the short distance we did was fantastic. Very cool graffiti and paintings on the buildings. Best to go early or just before sun down as it's very hot during the day. Very worth the walk. Just be careful of people on push... More 

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1 Thank Leanne S
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74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The road is narrow but there are not a lot of tourist walking around. There are some nice coffee shop along the river and I feel sorry that I do not have much time to sit down and drink a cap of coffee.

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1 Thank NickHtun
Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully restored and newly built walkways and cafe/venues along the Towns River. Always well kept and clean.. the area is transformed at night into a lively open arena for eateries and bars. With River cruises meandering by.. its both tranquil and lively.. a strange mix that really works.

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1 Thank Tigger0161
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Deserve to be World Heritage Central!!! Lose from the noisy city to Melaca. Best place to relax, take time to walk along the riverside and take the photos of old city.

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1 Thank 458appa
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40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice stroll along the river, enjoying the view that has been improved & upgraded. It was better to it in the morning, rather than in the afternoon. We did it again in the evening & it was nicer. A must do if you are in Melaka for the 1st time.

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1 Thank Zaharah B
Gold Coast, Australia
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 2 hours walking on both sides of the river. It is best to take this walk late in the afternoon or early in the morning. From 11 am the heat will be draining on your energy. The old momrail structure can be seen all the way around. Near the Swiss Hotel we can see an old unused ferris... More 

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1 Thank glburatowski
Singapore, null, Singapore
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52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of shops and historical places around the river. Check out the spot where the prince saw the mousedeer and named this place Meleka. Water is quite dirty though and silt deposits have made the river not suitable for large boats that it used to served hundreds of years ago.

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