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Mar 8, 2020 - Melaka

Silk Road Port Day 185 Bus Journey The journey to Malacca (Melaka) by bus is going to make for a long day but first we need to find the bus station. The address is Queen Street just two blocks from our hotel so we set off with our luggage in toe (luckily quite a lot lighter after yesterday’s trip to the post office!). Unfortunately, we are at the wrong end of Queen Street and find we have to walk to the other end which takes another twenty minutes in 30 degrees heat. Eventually we find the station, collect our tickets and make our way to...

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Jul 30, 2019 - Melaka

Today was a travel day. After returning to the room from the breakfast buffet, we finished packing. We were downstairs at 7:45 to checkout, and our driver was already there. He was only taking us to the border, then we were to transfer to another vehicle. It took about 30 minutes to the Singapore-Malaysia border, but then we were in a long queue in the bus lane since we were in a minivan. It was amazing the amount of people crossing the border going both ways in cars, on motorcycles, vans buses and just walking. Between getting out for...

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Aug 20, 2017 - Malacca Malaysia

Our side trip to Malaysia was always going to include KL and another city, we 'ummed and ahhed' about where to go and chose Malacca, a UNESCO heritage listed city. With its rich history and great scenery, a side trip would be a good way to experience this culturally diverse city, the only decision to be made was when to go and how to get there. We decided to go on the weekend as we had heard that there was a great market that was held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. First things first, we needed to get there and a bus was the logical...

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Apr 8, 2016 - Melaka

April 8, 2016, Melaka Today is a "free" day. We "hire" Kamal, a trishaw driver we met last night, to take us to some of the sites on the "Malacca Dutch Heritage Trail". The first stop is the "Dutch Square" where we visit the Christ Church, formerly named the Dutch Reformed Church. On the floor are headstones of graves with Dutch names and Dutch inscriptions. After visiting many temples, it feels a bit like a "homecoming" experience standing in a church with the rows of chairs - the bigger ones up front for the higher class - the pulpit up...

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Apr 7, 2016 - Kuala Lumpur to Melaka

April 7,2016 - Kuala Lumpur to Melaka This morning we decide that we want a good breakfast so we go next door to the Ancasa Royal hotel. They have a much larger selection (they even have brown bread!) and it is worth paying for! Eke feels okay and after breakfast we walk around a bit in Chinatown before we get ready to leave KL. At noon we all meet in the lobby of the hotel and walk with our big bags and suitcases down the street to the Rapid Transit bus stop. There is quite a line up waiting in the shade underneath the trees. The bus is...

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Feb 29, 2016 - Melaka & Into Malaysia

Melaka, or as formerly spelled Malacca, was a quick two-hour bus ride north from Singapore. Customs clearances, first to leave Singapore, and next to enter Malaysia took another hour. At least we had our passports. One unhappy would-be traveler on our bus left his in Singapore and had to return there to get it. Melaka is one of those Rip Van Winkle towns that the world passed by at a time in its history. And hence there are some sections remarkably preserved. UNESCO designated it a World Heritage site in 2008. It was Malay fishing village...

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Aug 3, 2012 - time spend vegetaking

I an still at the beach resort still have the place mainly to my self but ever night after the sun goes down that put on a Ramadan feast which about 200 people attended it is different group each night.the people are always polite and friendly towards me. So far i have not seen one burqa being worm[head coverings yes}, I ask one of the ladies in the office about it and her reply was that under their law woman was equal and have the same rights as men and where not cat-tels . Before i come here i was expecting it to be more like the books i...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Beach resort

Well i spend another 2 days at baba's and then put the bus back to K.L for one night and then moved on by bus to the state of Mel aka down south. I didn't stay in the city but moved out to the Tanjung Bidara beach resort which is a large place but with only a few people staying here but i an holding up here till return to Singapore to catch the boat. I don't recommend any one coming here during ramadan i have to wait till the sun to go down to have my tea at night their is no lunch as i an the only non muslim here. You are only going to...

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Mar 14, 2012 - Day 2 Melaka

We arrived at MOZAC, a school which specializes in science on the second day and were greeted by a series of performances when we entered their auditorium. First up was the silat, similar to taekwondo in Singapore. We started off with our National anthem and a given speech from both our teachers and their principal. After which, we had a cultural performance done by our school. Along the way, we met several setbacks such as finding a toilet to change into our costumes and the limited amount of time that we had to practice our dance steps...

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Feb 7, 2012 - Postumi di Capodanno Cinese

Arrivata alla stazione dei bus di Melaka sono rimasta subito un po' scettica sui malesi. Più che altro... Siamo sicuri che non fossi tornata in India? Il proprietario della guesthouse prenotata mi aveva inviato le indicazioni per raggiungerla dalla stazione, sia attraverso un altro bus, che, in alternativa, con un taxi. Ho optato per la prima e mi sono recata nel punto indicato: c'erano un sacco di bus, ma nessuno sembrava andare alla mia destinazione. Aspetto 10, 20, 30, 40 minuti e sto per andare a prendere un taxi, quando vedo un bus...

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My Big Trip

Jan 4, 2012 - Melaka

If it wasn't for the traffic, the lack of sidewalks, and the heat, Melaka is a place where I could easily spend a week or two. Older than Kuala Lumpur, the city has a lot of history and many historical buildings remain, mainly from the Dutch colonial period (17-19th century I believe). The Dutch came after the Portuguese and before the British. And before all these Europeans came Chinese men who inter-married with the local women creating a race called Baba-Nonya (or Perenakan). They have a distinctive cuisine and culture which is...

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Dec 26, 2011 - Malaysia - Day 21 - 23 Christmas in Melaka Malaysia

After having spent the night at McDonald's in Kuala Lumpur International Airport, we took the 9:00am Bus to Melaka, then the local bus to Town Center, where we walked another 15minutes to our new home for 3 nights. Our first impression of Melaka was good, and the following days confirmed that this little city is quite nice indeed. Melaka's 600 years of history is reflected in its ancient buildings, intriguing streets, delectable cuisine and unique cultural heritage. In the 16th century, Melaka enjoyed a reputation as the foremost maritime...

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