Travel from KLIA2 to Malacca by Bus
Malacca is 136km away from KLIA2 and it takes about 3 hours by bus to get there. The Starmart Express is one of the buses that do the KLIA2-Malacca route. The bus that leaves KLIA2 stops at Melaka Sentral and Mahkota Medical Centre. Having 6 journeys a day the bus departs from KLIA1 once at 7.30am, 9.45am, 12.45pm, 2.30pm, 4.45pm and lastly at 11.30pm.
Things to do in Malacca
The historical state of Malacca greets the Straits of Malacca and is in the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia bordering Johor and Negeri Sembilan. Having had a long period of being conquered by various colonies from the Portuguese to the Dutch right up to the British, Malacca has grown to be a very culturally diverse state with many Eurasian influences. Thus, the very many attractions to be found here as well.
The Stadthuys is one of the Dutchmen’s oldest building enacted here with their beautiful architecture during their occupation in Malacca. It is where the Dutch Governor and his officers resided. Just a stone’s throw away is the beautiful Christ Church which is an Anglican church built by the Dutch. From there one can walk to A’Famosa which is a fort built by the Portuguese for them to live in.
There were houses, churches and offices inside the fort that was eventually destroyed by the Dutch when they tried taking over Malacca. Sightsee around the town by foot and take a boat ride with the Melaka River Cruise once you’re worn-out. I assure you, you won’t sleep off being fatigued as the vibrant colours of paintings along the bank of the river will keep your eyes alive and rejuvenated.
What to eat in Malacca?
Malacca is a food paradise, heaven or nirvana? You can call it anything you want but you’re sure to go to hell once you have sinned with gluttony eating some of the tantalizing, tongue tickling, mouth-watering dishes here. Be sure to visit Jonker Walk which is your one stop food maze. You can enter any shop and emerge with a smile after trying the variety of Baba Nyonya cuisines, snacks and desserts like Cendol and Ais Kacang and the ever famous chicken rice balls.
The nightlife in Malacca is even more exciting. Jonker Street will be all lit up like an adventure in an Enid Blyton book and you can unwind at some of their bars and pubs. The Irish Harp is the place to be for some great live band music while enjoying some juicy Buffalo Chicken Wings and a glass of Smirnoff.