You have not come to Melaka (Malacca) without having done the river cruise. Known for its historic and culturally rich commune, this UNESCO-declared ‘ancient city’ is endowed with a beautiful river that every tourist-both local and foreign- can’t afford to miss.

Hubsy and I had tried this, some three years ago, but that was at night time. On our second visit, it’s with the kids who equally love nature and adventure, plus it’s daytime. And alas! The alligators, the sky train, the graffiti and newly refurbished structures added to our delight.

How much for this priceless journey? Just RM 10 ($3) for a 45-minute cruise.