Fodor's Expert Review Malacca River Cruise
Now a lot cleaner than it used to be, the Malacca River is worth a short scenic cruise to see old warehouses, churches, Malay villages, and bridges from a different perspective. The facades of many historic buildings along the route have also been painted with murals, making the cruise a bit of an art tour as well. The departure point is next to the Maritime Museum—a minimum of eight passengers is required before they'll leave—and tours last about 30 minutes. It's especially nice to do the cruise at dusk, as the sky changes color, or at night, when many buildings along the way are illuminated (and it's much cooler, weather-wise).