The Malacca River is the river that cuts across Malacca town, on its way to the Straits of Malacca.


It separates the civic district clustered at the foot of St Paul’s Hill, from the residential and commercial district of Heeren Street and Jonker Street. A flotilla of small boats transports sightseers up and down past historic buildings, old warehouses, interesting mangrove stands, churches, and villages. Tour last about 45 minutes in boats ranging from 20 to 40 seaters, and normally a minimum of eight passengers is required before departure.