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KLIA and Melaka are about 136km apart and it takes about 3 hours to travel to by bus. The one bus that serves this route is the Starmart Express. Having 6 pick-ups daily from KLIA the buses drop you off at either Melaka Sentral or Melaka Mahkota Medical Centre. Bus timings are as follows: 07.45pm, 10.00am, 01.00pm, 02.45pm, 05.00pm and 11.45pm. You may easily book your tickets with just the touch of a finger with the accessible CatchThatBus mobile app.
Melaka known as “Bandar Bersejarah” which means ‘historical city’. It obtained this title due to the fact that most Malaysia’s history began here from when Parameswara, an Indonesian emperor came here and began a new empire with what sparked the Malay Sultanate and to the point where conquerors set foot here first in 1511 and stole our freedom for more than 400 years until Malaysia gained independence in 1957. The very many influences of Western conquerors like the Portuguese, Dutch and British has left many places of attractions behind here in Melaka. The Christ Church built by the Dutch stands strong in the middle of Melaka as a tourist spot mostly. Fort A’ Famosa which was built by the Portuguese with civilization inside it now only has the remains of a single door to the fort and a church up the hill after its destruction by the Dutch. Nevertheless the steep climb up the hill will take you to a place like no other for a breezy view of Melaka and somehow leave you with shivers down your spine as you think about the souls that once lived there 400 years ago. Take a short river ride at the Melaka River Cruise and enjoy the colourful murals and paintings on the walls along the river. You’ll also have a good view of the cafes by the bank and sync into the rhythm of the waters as the boat goes by. Melaka is but one the best towns in Malaysia when it comes to food and this could be an understatement. That’s how good it is! Fill your tummy at Jonker Walk with all the kinds of mouth-watering local delicacies from Portuguese cooking to Baba Nyonya dishes. Try the Asam Pedas Fish (Spicy Tamarind Fish) at Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine which is a famous Baba Nyonya dish. You won’t miss the reknowned Chicken Rice Balls shop when you enter Jonker Walk fromwhere Hard Rock Café is. The long line here is totally worth the wait and you’ll be popping in balls after balls of chicken stock filled rice balls. Jonkers at night is as lively and swell and most of the Satay Celup restaurants open only at night here and must be tasted. Melaka awaits you and by getting your tickets through CatchThatBus you will be destined for a memorable journey.