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    Taking a Bus from Singapore to Melaka

    by bpacker Updated Jan 20, 2006

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    Melaka

    There's a couple of bus services to Melaka from Singapore. The cheapest fare there apparently is @ S$11. All buses stop at Melaka Sentral bus terminal, a good 3km from the historic core of the city.

    Transtar Travel Pte Ltd ( Tickets can be booked online )
    5001 Beach Road #01-15
    Golden Mile Complex
    Tel : +65 6299 9009
    Tickets are a tad expensive at $16 but I suppose e-shopping comes with a price.

    Melaka - Singapore Express
    Lavender Street,Tel: 02- 6293 5915
    8am 9am 10am 11am 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm
    $11

    Plusliner Bus Services
    Singapore Copthorne Orchid Hotel,Dunearn Street
    9.00am 3.00pm 8.00pm
    S$12.00

    Transnasional Coach Services
    Lavender Street,Tel: 02 - 6294 7034
    8.30am 10.00am
    S$12.00

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    Musical tri-cycle a.k.a rickshaw

    by ukirsari Written Mar 25, 2004

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    christ church and becaks (c) ukirsari

    Do not worry if there's no car accompany you to do sight seeing around historical old city Malacca. There's also available traditional tri-cycle called rickshaw or becak in my lingo. Colorful with artificial flowers on top of the roof [hahahhaa, remind me with cart for wedding party something :)] and we can order the driver to play some music!!!! Truely loud sometimes.
    PS: Bok, who are these guys here? Have we ever introduce one to each other?? :D

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    Bus terminal to Melaka town

    by yuet29 Written Dec 5, 2004

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    The Melaka town refers to the Melaka old town. The bus terminal is huge and it is separated in 2 sides, domestic bus and inter-state bus. Go to the domestic bus side. Platform 1, 2, 3, 4.. check for those buses cover go to the town. There are a lot.

    The pblic bus in Melaka is cheap. Rm0.50 from the terminal to the town.

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    Beca (Trishaw)

    by mansionion Written Feb 2, 2004

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    Have beca will travel

    A popular mode of transport for the touristy area in Melaka, particularly the historical zone of Banda Hilir and its vicinity. It is a good alternative to enjoy Melaka in a slow and laid back manner rather than walking.

    The fare is based on hourly basis @ RM50.00 per hour (more or less, do bargain for lesser fare).

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    To Melaka from KL with Patrick

    by aussirose Updated Mar 5, 2014

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    Melaka with Driver Patrick by aussirose

    We hired a private driver Patrick to take us to Melaka from Kuala Lumper. The trip is hours.

    I highly recommend Patrick as he looked after us well, showed us around, told us about the history of Melaka and filled us in on interesting stories to entertain us along the way.

    You can look Patrick up on the info below.

    We have since heard from Patrick that he has taken a few vt'ers on day trips because of my tip here. That's good to hear :o) We will definatley use Patrick again.

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    Bus from Singapore

    by SWFC_Fan Updated Jan 3, 2006

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    Konsortium buses

    I arrived in Melaka in December 2005 following a 5 hour bus journey from Singapore.

    I took a bus operated by a company called Konsortium, which left the Golden Mile Tower in Singapore at 8am. I purchased my ticket 2 days in advance and I initially attempted to purchase a ticket for the 7am bus, but it had already sold out - be sure to book your ticket in plenty of time!

    The journey of 5 hours included a lengthy wait (nearly 1 hour) in standing traffic at the Singapore customs point and a 30 minute stop off for refreshments at a food centre in Malaysia.

    The bus was quite luxurious, with loads of leg room and reclining seats (sleepers), making the long journey very comfortable.

    The bus company provides all passengers with a complimentary snack bag containing a bottle of mineral water, a piece of chocolate cake and a slice of coconut cake.

    The bus dropped me off at the new Express Bus station in Melaka, which is approximately 4km from the city centre.

    Note: if you have a guide book written pre-2005, the map of Melaka will show the Express Bus station as being located close to the city centre. However, this bus station has now been replaced by the new Express Bus station and you will need to take a (cheap) taxi from there to the city centre.

    The cost of the journey was S$20 (approx 8 GBP / 12 Euros).

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    Singapore Bus Express

    by diageva Updated Nov 27, 2003

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    Bus Express

    If you want to go to Melaka you can take the Singapore Express. In october of 2003 it cost me $11.00. The bus will make 3 stops. 2 Stops at the border and one of them at a Bar where you can buy, eat and go to the toilet. At the bus station a man will come to you for ask you if you want to change money. I founded the change correct. There I get my first MYR.

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    If you go with Singapore Express Bus

    by diageva Updated Nov 27, 2003

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    Bus stop

    If you go with Singapore Express Bus you will stop in a big Bar where you can eat something, buy candys and fruits. For the toilet you will have to pay . As is your firt stop in Malasia, remember to have some money por all this.
    At the same Bus Station in Singapore a man will come to you for change money.

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    From Melaka to Other Parts of Malaysia

    by bpacker Updated Jan 19, 2006

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    The Old Bus Station at Melaka

    Taking a bus to Melaka is fairly common place since the nearest train is some 38km away, in Tampin! If you're a taking a bus, you'll alight at the Sentral, a spanking new bus interchange outside of town . Do take note that there are many ticketing booths around the bus station and you can buy a bus ticket from Melaka to many other destinations in Malaysia. Here's a rough sample of the prices. Click the website for more details

    1)KL , RM7.9-8.00 2.3h, hourly
    2)KLIA(Serembau) RM6.8,hourly
    3)Singapore, RM13-14.70 , (SVIP bus) RM15-17

    If you don't like the inconvenience of buses, you can always take a cab at the Express Bus station. A rough sample of the prices..

    1)Johor Bahru RM40
    2)Kuala Lumpur RM50
    3)KLIA RM70+

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    River Cruise

    by mansionion Updated May 22, 2005

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    River cruise

    To view Melaka from a different perpective, take the river cruise boat ride. The journey will cover the historical area in the mouth of the Melaka River upstream to the Malay settlement in Kampung Morten .

    Fare : RM8.00/pax for 45minutes return journey.

    The tour operates subject to a minimum of 8pax per trip and depending on the tide.

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    Melaka to Johor/ Singapore

    by yuet29 Written Dec 5, 2004

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    There are a lot of buses traveling from Melaka to Singapore.

    The ticket fare is Rm13.75. These bus can get full during weekend, especially Sunday when many Singaporean rushing back home after 2 days holiday in Melaka. So make sure to get your ticket early.

    The counter will usually tell you it takes around 3-4 hours to travel from Melaka to SIngapore. However my experience was, I took 2:30pm bus from Melaka and reached Singapore at around 8pm. It really depends on the jam.

    Alternatively, there are taxis travel from Melaka to Johor as well. The taxi stand is located in the same building but at the opposite side of the buses.

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    Taxis

    by SWFC_Fan Written Jan 3, 2006

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    Traffic in Melaka (cars, taxis and trishaws!)

    Taxis (Teksi in Malay) can be hired very cheaply in Melaka.

    I arrived in Melaka at the Express Bus station, located 4km from the city centre, and therefore needed to catch a taxi as soon as I arrived.

    As soon as I got off the bus I was approached by a handful of accommodation touts and taxi drivers. I agreed a price of RM15 (approx 2.50 GBP / 3.75 Euros) for the 4km trip. My chosen taxi driver owned a rickety old car which spluttered along and made a strange grinding noise whenever it was in first gear - but it got me to where I wanted to be!

    As I hadn't obtained any Ringgits prior to leaving Singapore, the taxi driver was happy to drop me off at a bank with an ATM machine en-route. I left my luggage in the boot and trusted the driver not to drive away while I was gone - he didn't! (I had taken a mental note of the taxi number as well just in case he did - this is displayed clearly inside the taxi).

    The only other time I used a taxi in Melaka was for the return journey from my hotel to the Express Bus station a couple of days later to catch a bus to Kuala Lumpur. This time the journey was cheaper still, at just RM12.

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    travel local style..

    by eelaine Written May 24, 2003

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    trishaw on the streets of malacca..

    the trishaw is an interesting way to see malacca.. enjoy the sights while you feel the the air sweep by.. you can catch one around most tourist areas.. the prices vary depending on distance.. pay what you think it's worth.. if you're lucky, you may get a driver who can double up as your guide.. worth a try..

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    Blue Line / Red Line

    by Carino Written May 13, 2007

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    Keep the receipt and hop on again

    There is a bus going around town and stopping at all important sights. It works in the well known "hop on / hop off" way and it only cost you 2 RM for a day! One stop where red and blue line are stopping is in front of the Stadthyus. Check out the map and decide which line you wanna take. No rickshaw or taxi hassle and an airconditioned bus? Go for it!

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    Double Decker Bus

    by ziana280278 Updated Feb 20, 2010

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    Double Decker Bus
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    Panorama Melaka Double Decker bus will stop at 23 famous attractions include historical sites, shoppings and leisure areas.

    Visitors can hop off at an interesting place and hop on again on the next bus to other destination.

    The ticket can be used for a whole day.Usefull when you planned to visit historical landmarks such as Stadhuys, A’Famosa, Kg. Morten Malay Village and Museums around here.

    2 type of bus available, Red line and Blue line. The difference are:
    Red Line:-
    A double decker, similar like the old double decker bus in London.Stop at 13 interesting stops within the heart of Melaka City.

    Blue Line:-
    A single decker bus, Stops at 23 stops within and outskirts of City Centre.

    Service for Panorama Melaka is everyday , 7 days a week. The blue line will start operation at 7.00 am whereas the red will start at 9.00am. Hang Tuah Mall will be its first departure and also the last at 8.30pm. Frequency of waiting are within 30 to 45 minutes.

    Fares (Redline):
    Adult: RM5.00
    Children: RM2.50

    Fares (Blueline):
    Adult: RM2.00
    Children: RM1.00

    For more details of the Melaka Historical and Panaroma Bus Routes and the stops, visit website: www.tourism-melaka.com/panoramaroutes.pdf

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