Travel from Kota Bharu to Malacca by Bus
Malacca is about 618km away from Kota Bahru and takes about 8-10 hours to travel to by bus. Several buses journey along the said route, such as the likes of Transnasional or Cepat Express. Quite often buses from Kota Bahru depart from TESCO Kota Bahru to Melaka Sentral.
Things to do in Malacca
Malacca is a state located in the southern part of the Malaysian Peninsular and is known as the historical state of Malaysia as the earliest Malay Sultanates came from here but vanished over time upon the arrival of the Portuguese in the year 1511. Since then, Malacca has evolved and has had many foreign influences in terms of culture, architecture and food.
Some of the great spots to visit here include Christ Church and the A’Famosa fort that was built during the Portuguese occupation. The fort has since been destroyed with a small gate house still remaining. The Baba Nyonya Heritage museum depicts the history of the Baba Nyonya clan who consist of Chinese people that have been assimilated into the Malay culture and lifestyle. Take a ride up the Taming Sari tower to have a 360 degree panoramic view of Malacca and the Straits of Malacca. One should visit the Klebang Beach for a breath of sea air that will take you out of this world accompanied with a Klebang Coconut Shake.
Buy handicrafts and souvenirs at Jonker Walk a street full of shops and restaurants. Don’t underestimate Malacca to be a sad old historical town. You can also shop till you drop here at their new and trendy malls such as Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Hatten Square Suites and Shoppes and Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall.
What to eat in Malacca?
Malacca is all about the eating spree. Kick start your food adventure with the famous Chicken Rice Balls shop right next to the Hard Rock Café, then go deep in for some Ais Batu Campur (ABC – Sweet Crushed Ice) or Cendol made from the sweet natural Gula Melaka which is a famous brown sugar used in many Malaysian snacks. Don’t miss the Baba Nyonya treats as well to complete the food festival happening in your tummy.