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  • John W
    Jindabyne, Australia561 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do in Melaka.
    The banks of the Melaka River are mostly concreted, with a pedestrian walkway along each bank. The river is crossed by frequent bridges so that short or long walks taking in both banks are possible. The banks near the Stadthuys are very touristy, with bars and restaurants, but the further you walk upriver the less touristy it gets, until Kampung Morten, a traditional Malay village surrounded by the modern city. The river can be explored in a rush from the tour boats, or in leisurely fashion by walking. A few semi-wild stretches of riverbank are home to large monitor lizards, and one evening I saw a crocodile midriver. At night the banks and bridges are lit up for a very different experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 27, 2023
  • danewtl
    140 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unicycling beside the river
    There is a long stretch of the river from our hotel to the seaside and also to the other direction. What I find the authorities has done well is to have a decent path all the way beside the river on both sides. Of course certain places has closures eg development and piers where we had to figure out to go around. This is a very good exploration ride for unicycling as well as cyclist along the river and plentiful of wildlife to see eg monitor lizards, otters, fishes etc. The route is long and we didn’t even managed go all the way. Perhaps the next time
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 12, 2023
  • sally6001
    25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not really much of an interesting river walk
    This is billed as a river walk but really there is little to see of interest. Once you are beside the river either walk into the town or use one of the trikes to peddle you around . Cheap enough for a 45min tour they will wait for you at each place of interest. I would recommend as it was so hot and exhausting and they know where to go instead of working with a map if you have limited time .
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 9, 2024
  • Anand1351
    Singapore, Singapore3,671 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Average
    It’s not a river rather than upgraded version of canal. River walk on side is not much clean or developed although at some parts they made nice wooden bridges to walk. The night view is better from an elevation.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 6, 2024
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Juniper64
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,742 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 September 4, 2020
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KM Lee
Singapore218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 October 26, 2022
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Chuan Song
Singapore, Singapore103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 December 7, 2022
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tarundalela
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 April 22, 2022
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Shaukat A
Sydney, Australia78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 October 29, 2022
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John W
Jindabyne, Australia561 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The banks of the Melaka River are mostly concreted, with a pedestrian walkway along each bank. The river is crossed by frequent bridges so that short or long walks taking in both banks are possible. The banks near the Stadthuys are very touristy, with bars and restaurants, but the further you walk upriver the less touristy it gets, until Kampung Morten, a traditional Malay village surrounded by the modern city. The river can be explored in a rush from the tour boats, or in leisurely fashion by walking. A few semi-wild stretches of riverbank are home to large monitor lizards, and one evening I saw a crocodile midriver. At night the banks and bridges are lit up for a very different experience.
Written September 27, 2023
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sally6001
oundle25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is billed as a river walk but really there is little to see of interest. Once you are beside the river either walk into the town or use one of the trikes to peddle you around . Cheap enough for a 45min tour they will wait for you at each place of interest. I would recommend as it was so hot and exhausting and they know where to go instead of working with a map if you have limited time .
Written March 9, 2024
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Soloista
Male2,122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Very nice walk along the river... Just that the river smell a bit!!
Love street arts, and colors along the river... Its really cool.
We went a bit early so we didn't get to have cool drinks, I guess all restaurant open later in the evening.
Written January 12, 2020
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Jim B
Hove1,383 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Well worth a walk along the river, past the many little bars and shops. Some excellent street art on the buildings. Would recommend a walk here in the evening and a cold beer from one of the many bars.
Written February 23, 2020
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Timothy K.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Decided to walk on the River Walk (Melaka) at night and it definitely did not disappoint. Get to see the nightlight along the River Walk (Melaka) during the night and it was 🤩👍. Highly recommended to check out this place especially during the night time
Written January 11, 2020
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