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“Not much to see here”
Review of Melaka Duck Tour

Melaka Duck Tour
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Not much to see here”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

I booked this tour without reading the reviews. The duck does not really show you anything special about Malacca except perhaps the mosque. The island we drove across a bridge to was a construction zone with row after row of identical units.

We did a loop to nowhere in particular in the ocean before returning to city.

We were seated in the back row next to the motor which was noisy, hot and smelt of fumes.

Our english speaking tour guide did not have much to say, while his Malaysian counter part sitting next to him explained things in the local language throughout the journey. It would have been nice and made us feel welcome if the comments had also been repeated in English.

At 45 RM for 45 minutes the tour is way over priced.

Visited June 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Total rip off”
Reviewed 23 March 2013

45 minutes and RM$45 wasted. It was a total rip off. Not worth the time and money. This is the only duck amphibious vehicle in Malacca. It took us from Menara Taming Sari; driving to Melaka Island, next to Masjid Selat Melaka where it goes down the ramp to the sea. And it just wend very slowly around a small circle and went back up the ramp again and head back towards Menara Taming Sari.
3 words - Not Ever Again.

Visited March 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Not Bad”
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Enjoyed it!. The commentary was good delivered by English and Bahasa Malaysia speaking commentator. Tour was enjoyable with sights of the city from the sea.

Visited February 2013
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Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“don't do it”
Reviewed 8 January 2013

As others already indicated, we would have been glad to see the reviews first :) On the 'street ride' you see parts of Melaka you don't need to see, the boat ride shows you really nothing special.. The explanations (though given in several languages - from tape) are hard to get and not really a value added. We paid 45 RM per person. For this money you can make the river cruise and get a decent meal, or even make a private boat tour...

Visited January 2013
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Kuching, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
346 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
“The only one of it's kind.”
Reviewed 12 August 2012 via mobile

Out of curiosity, I joined the tour and found it worthwhile because it is unique. The vehicle runs on the road like a normal bus but it becomes a boat when in water. The views from the sea are beautiful. The ticket price is quite high but it's still value for money. Give it a try and there is no regret.

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