Melaka, a historic state in Malaysia with heritage buildings, fascinating tourist attractions and diverse cultures, earning it the prestigious title of UNESCO World Heritage City in 2008. The only tourist monorail in the country that circles Melaka River, which was built at a cost of RM16.5 million, was constructed with tourists in mind and exclusively for recreational purposes.
The Melaka Monorail resumed operations on 4th December 2017, under the administration and management of Monorail Themepark & Studios Sdn Bhd (MTS). In future, there will be more attractions coming up surrounding the monorail trail under the management’s phase II and phase III plan.
Currently, the service runs on one coach which can accommodate up to 24 passengers and travels in one direction at a time. It takes approximately 25 minutes to cover the line’s full distance of 3km with the speed of 8km/hour. The monorail journey starts at Stesen Tun Ali and passing through Taman Rempah, The Shore (shopping centre), Pirate Park and Kampung Morten, before heading back to Stesen Tun Ali. Although the entire line is only 3km long, but it offers both locals and tourists a different way to experience the uniqueness of the heritage city along the Melaka River.
The monorail service would operate from 10am to 11pm on weekdays, with extended service till midnight on weekends and public holidays. The tickets are reasonably priced between RM10 and RM15, can be bought at the first floor of the monorail building at Stesen Tun Ali near the Restoran Melayu Melaka.