Melaka Transportation

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    flowery cyclo

    by aalayaa Written Aug 30, 2008

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    the flowery cyclo

    you must spot the flowery cyclo. they're everywhere, decorated with plastic flowers and loud music.
    the good thing is, unlike the taxi, you don't have to bargain for the price. it's written on the sign board.

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    Musical and Colourful Rickshaw

    by black_mimi99 Updated May 19, 2006

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    feeling so cool...mi's

    No car, no motorbike or bicycle? Don't worry.... in Melacca we can take Musical and colourful rickshaw. This is the most unique rickshaw I ever seen.... soooo colourful plastics flower and full of music....:)).

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    The funky trishaws

    by Loubna Written Jan 16, 2006

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    The trishaws are mostly found in the Dutch Square or Afamosa, they are nothing like the ones I saw in the Philippines or India. They are so heavily decorated it's funky kisch :o) This driver I was chatting to was telling me about his sound system, better than the one I had at home ;o) I prefered walking but u can catch one to specific destinations or for a tour around the town. The guy on the photo was having agreat time dance to the blaring music...

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    Cab driver

    by signedbytheo Written Jan 18, 2006

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    Have used the cab services from Hanif in Malacca & he is really a big helper :) In Malacca all cab drivers works without a meter, so you need to look out or they ask for the real price. Hanif gives you a fair price without cheating you & he speaks good English. A big plus point in this city. He don't mind to bring you to several hotels near the beach for the same price. You can call him always when you need him & he will bring to anything you want. During one of our cab rides back to the hotel, he stopped for us at a 24 hour store for some shopping. The last day he brought us back to the Bus Terminal of Malacca & stopped by a local famous cookie factory. Hanif knows all the places in Melaka which you never will found. Call him local at 0134265777 & tell him that you got him phone number on the internet from his old customers. Sure that you will get from him the same special services as we did... :)))

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    Escape from Singapore

    by cochinjew Written Feb 23, 2006

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    To escape the tidy cage of Singapore, the bus station at Lavender Street (near the MRT station) has buses leaving for Malacca during all hours of the day. I took the five pm one, there was one at 2 30 pm and another at 6 pm. The bus was just an ordinary bus not one of those luxurious types, but the old chinese man selling tickets was full of joy and friendliness(an oddity in this island of sullen people). 12 sg d one way and they took the second crossing at Tuas to go through immigration and customs.
    Even the immigration people on the Malaysian side, was jovial ( not known for their friendliness in countries like australia or usa) and joked with me in Malay a language I am learning at the moment.
    Welcome to Malaysia, which is Asia after the fabrication which is Singapore. The bus arrived four hours later at the Bus Sentral at Malacca. The aircondition was not turned on full blast which was rather nice. Stopped at a roadside stall at Ayer Hitam and not at one of those generic highway stops and the service and the food was better than the highway food ( roti canai, curry, te h tahrek less than one dollar usd)

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    Taxi

    by phil_uk_net Written Oct 25, 2003

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    For getting to a lot of places, taxis are the only real option. They are a bit of a rip off though. Conveniently (for the drivers) none of the taxis have meters so it is necessary to negotiate a fare first before getting in. If you are obviously a tourist you will be told RM10 for even the shortest journey. In KL, where the taxis are metered, fares start at RM2 and the average fare is RM4-5. The taxis drivers are fleecing people in Melaka but there is a cartel and they all do it. If you try to get a fare lower than RM10 they refuse you and so will the next guy.

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    Getting to and around Melaka

    by nthesigan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Mini Malaysia

    There is so much information on this matter. I highly recommend on good site that provides all these various transportational information:

    Malaysia One - Malacca Transportation

    Web site address is:

    http://www.malaysia-one.com/malacca/trans/mo6.html

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    Bus to Melaka from Singapore

    by cochinjew Updated Aug 2, 2003

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    will give you the name of company later

    This bus service delivers what they promise. safe and prompt arrival in Melaka four hours after leaving Golden Mile Complex in Singapore.. including the Malaysia and Singapore Immigration. Since they use the second bridge past Jurong, the immigration was a breeze indeed.
    Courteous driver and convenient departure time, especially allowing you to have a sumptous dinner before leaving..

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    Express Bus Services

    by mvtouring Written May 23, 2004

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    Melaka - Kuala Lumpur bus services:-

    Malacca - K.L. Express
    Contact No +606.282.2503 +603.238.1578
    Rate (RM) 7.90
    Travel Schedule:
    Hari Biasa (Weekdays): 6.00am - 6.00pm Hari Minggu (Weekends)7.00am - 7.00pm

    Jebat Express
    Contact No +606.284.9940 +603.238.0202
    Rate (RM) 7.90
    Travel Schedule 8.30 am - 7.30 pm(hourly/setiap jam)

    Metrobus Express
    Contact No +606.282.3636 +603.201.1154
    Rate (RM) 7.90
    Travel Schedule 9.00 am - 5.45 pm (hourly/setiap jam)

    Koperasi Express
    Contact No +606.286.4255
    Rate (RM) 7.90
    Travel Schedule 8.00am - 7.30pm

    Transnasional Express
    Contact No +606.282.0687 +603.238.4670
    Rate (RM) 8.00
    Travel Schedule 5.30am - 8.00 pm(hourly/setiap jam)

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    From Melaka to Indonesia ( Sumatra )

    by bpacker Updated Jan 20, 2006

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    Jeti Shahbandar at Taman Melaka Raya

    If you're a backpacker and looking for a cheap and fast entry into Indonesia from Malaysia, this ought to be it. Sumatra is only 2 hours away from Melaka and it cost only a pittance (USD21) to get to Dumai! (If you're interested to go further south to Pekan Baru, it's 6 hours ) All ferries leave from the Harbour Master's jetty (Jeti Shahbandar) at Taman Melaka Raya near the Maritime Museum.

    From Dumai
    At least two ferries daily. Operated by Tunas Rupat Follow Me Express.
    Tel: +60-6-2832506, +60-6-2832516 in Melaka, +62-765-31398 in Dumai.
    RM80 ( single trip), RM150 ( return)

    From Pekanbaru
    At least one ferry daily. Operated by Tunas Rupat Follow Me Express.
    Tel: +60-6-2832506, +60-6-2832516 in Melaka, +62-761-858-777 in Pekanbaru
    RM120 ( single trip), RM210 ( return)

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    The alternative to the bus

    by sourbugger Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Malaysian choo-choo

    Although probably not really worth it from KL, if you wish to arrive by train you can stop at Tampin.

    The station is very small, but Taxis will take you the last 40 odd kilometers to Melaka for about 30 Ringgit.

    The road is being upgraded - so the connection should be even quicker soon.

    You could also take a bus by turning right out of the station and walking the couple of hundred meters to the main road where you should be able to get one sooner or later.

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    Coach from Singapore

    by phil_uk_net Written Oct 25, 2003

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    My bus from Singapore

    Getting to Melaka from Singapore was easy and cheap. Go to the Golden Mile Complex in Singapore where there are several travel agencies who can issue you a ticket. Buses leave daily and there are lots of them. The cost was only 18SD. The coaches are surprisingly spacious and comfy. They leave Singapore via the second link out by Jurong. I've done this twice and both times it has been a breeze getting though immigration and customs.

    As you leave Singapore you get off the bus and go through immigration for an exit stamp. You then board the bus again and leave Singapore across the causeway. As you enter Malaysia you have to get off the bus again, this time with all your luggage. Malaysian immigration is straightforward and customs is virtually non-existent. It's then back on the bus and on to the north-south highway to Melaka. Journey time is about 4 hours.

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    By Bus

    by jenniferchin Written Oct 27, 2003

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    my Bus

    Getting to Malacca from virtually anywhere in Malaysia and Singapore is pretty easy as there are many buses.
    What I don't really like is the state of the bus station in Malacca ~ way too small and congested. No clean air here !!

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    Taxi to and from the Bus Station

    by diageva Updated Nov 27, 2003

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    We took a taxi to the hotel and from it to the bus station from Hotel Puri because it wasn't very very far away, but... the streets are very narrow and ...well ... the bagage ... and ... it was better. 10 MYR.

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    From Melaka to Pulau Besar

    by bpacker Updated Jan 20, 2006

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    Just across the Heeren Guest House, lies a little jetty where you can take a ferry to a wee island ( Pulau Besar ) off the coast of Melaka. The island holds some historical interest it was used as a burial grounds for early traders and missionaries from the Middle East and later a base by the Japanese as a base during WW II! You can see a couple of ancient graves, wells in the jungle , a dynamite store and a bunker over there. While it's alright for an excursion, it sucks as an overnight trip as reported by some of my friends.

    Departure Times
    10am everyday,
    Fare ( Rm 25)

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