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Melaka is about 618.3km away from Melaka and takes about 8 to 10 hours to travel to by bus. Several buses take this route such as Transnasional or Cepat Express. Buses schedules, pick up points, drop off points and prices can be found online at ease.
Melaka 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 has now vanished over time since the Portuguese set foot on it in 1511. Ever since then, Melaka has evolved and has had many foreign influences particularly Portuguese that has influenced the culture, architecture and food around here. 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 been destroy and only the remains of its ruins lay there with stories of the history of it posted around the area for tourists to read. The Baba Nyonya Heritage museum depicts the history of the Baba Nyonya clan who are Chinese people who assimilate the Malay culture and lifestyle. Take a ride up the Taming Sari tower to have a 360 degree panoramic view of Melaka 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 Melaka 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 Parede Shopping Mall. If Penang is a food haven then Melaka has got to be its twin. Melaka is all about the eating spree. People take road trips to Melaka just for the food all of which you can find around Jonker Street mainly. Save up space by eating less at every shop along the way. Start off with the famous Chicken Rice Balls shop right next to the Hard Rock Café Malacca, then go deep in for some Ais Batu Campur (ABC – Sweet Crushed Ice) or Cendhol 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. It’s all about the walking and catching memories here in Malacca. You’ll be left with a satisfying smile on your face once you’ve completed your trip around here. So catch a bus to Malacca through the CatchThatBus website. Rest well in the bus for you’ll have lots of walking to do in this little city.