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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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Apr 24, 2019 - Kuala Lumpur city tour, then to Melaka

24 April – Wednesday Check out is not until midday, when Arun collects us for a city tour. After breakfast Tony heads over to the telephone store, and has a bit of difficulty getting things sorted. It takes some time to organise, but eventually gets across what he wants when the staff member opens the store website. Two sim cards cost MYR8 each ($3), and come with a MYR5 credit, Tony chooses those and hands over his passport. It takes over half an hour to set up the accounts, he is getting concerned at how long this is taking. Finally...

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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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May 26, 2017 - Beautiful Malaka

Our first destination in Malaysia took us to Malaka which to be honest we didn't know a great deal about prior to our arrival. It's a small city by the sea which has rich maritime and colonial heritage. The city itself had influence from the British, Dutch as well as the Portuguese as they all held influence here over the last 500 years. Rather bizarrely the city now has a new breed of influence, namely that of the crazy trishaws which are kitted out with everything from Pokémon to Spiderman. They tour the city with slightly embarrassed...

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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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Nov 14, 2015 - Malacca

Malacca We decided that the easiest way to get to Malacca from Singapore was to take a bus – a green bilious bus. Fortunately, the highways in Malaysia are fantastic – the freeway from Johor Bahru (the Malaysian city on the outskirts of Singapore) to Malacca make the freeway between Edmonton and Calgary seem like a second world road. The highway is lined from Jahor Bahru to Malacca with palm tree plantations. Our green bus drove through a green palm forest. Malacca, now known as Melaka, is a city with roots in a pot-puree of cultures....

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Mar 11, 2014 - So This Is KL

While my first post from Malaysia was mostly from a first-impression perspective, I’ve now gotten to know Kuala Lumpur (or at least certain areas of it) much better and learning more all the time. Some of my initial observations were fairly accurate; others were hasty. And while there’s no pretending that I can navigate my way around like a local or know most of the cool little places, there are some instances where I’ve investigated an area that even people who have been here a few years haven’t yet discovered or gone deep into. In the...

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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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