Malacca River

Coordinates: 2°12′N 102°15′E / 2.200°N 102.250°E / 2.200; 102.250

The Malacca River (Malay: Sungai Melaka) which flows through the middle of Malacca City in Malacca, Malaysia, was a vital trade route during the heyday of Malacca Sultanate in the 15th century.

Malacca River
Native nameSungai Melaka  (Malay)
Physical characteristics
SourceTampin River
 • locationTampin, Negeri Sembilan
2nd sourceBatang Melaka River
 • locationBatang Melaka
MouthStrait of Malacca
 • location
Malacca City

The river starts from the foothills in the neighbouring state of Negeri Sembilan and feeds into the Strait of Malacca. A USD$100 million (RM350 million) infrastructure project to revive and rejuvenate the river which is the central to Malacca as a historical city was carried out. This has included construction of a tidal barrage, restoration of buildings and bridges, dredging, concrete river banks with river walkways.[1] Land reclamation projects have extended the river mouth further into the Straits.[2]

Melaka River Cruise

Tourist attractionsEdit

  • Melaka River Cruise - 45-minute river tour boat ride.[3][4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Policy Responses to Attain the Water Quality Target: Malaysia Experience" (PDF). Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  2. ^ De Witt, Dennis (2010). Malacca from the Top. Malaysia: Nutmeg Publishing. p. 39. ISBN 9789834351922.
  3. ^ "Melaka River Cruise website".
  4. ^ "Melaka River Cruise".