Melaka Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by machomikemd
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by machomikemd
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by machomikemd

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    Irregular and Slippery Steps at St Paul's Hill

    by machomikemd Written Jun 26, 2014

    there are actually many trails going to St. Paul Hill and the nearest will be in the stairs above the Stadhuys then to the steps going to the hill; the step between the Musuems of Seni Bini Malaysia and Museum Islam Malaysia; the steps at the back of A' Famosa Fortress and the road in Jalan Kota going up to the back of the Hill.

    whatever road you take, be careful of the irregular and steep and slippery maroon colored steps going up and down the hill as there are no guard railings that you can hold if you happen to slip.

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    Narrow Streets and Lack of Pedestrian Lanes

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 24, 2014

    Many of the street in the historic old town, particularly around the Jonker Walk and the side alleys beside it have narrow roads and irregular pedestrian walkways, of which some pedestrian walkways suddenly stops with an old wall blocking it. some areas even have no pedestrian walkways or paths since the streets are narrow, be careful in crossing over the street intersections as there are hardly any stoplights in this part of the historic old town.

    if you are walking from one end to another of the main Jonker Walk, only the left side mostly have pedestrian walkways and the right side barely has!

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    NO SMOKING in some areas of MELAKA

    by machomikemd Written Jun 21, 2014

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    Since 2011, There are areas around Melaka that were declared no smoking zones and that offenders (both locals and tourists ) caught red handed smoking at the histoical areas will be given fines from 300 RM up to 5,000 RM and possible JAIL TIME up to 2 years!

    there are no smoking poster prominently displayed along historical areas like Jonker Walk, Stadhuys, St. Paul Hill, etc. Basically, ALL of the 4.2 Square Kilometer Old City of Melaka (where these attractions are located) are no smoking zones!

    besides the Old City, the other districts of Melaka with no smoking zones are Taman Melaka Raya, the Malacca International Trade Centre in Ayer Keroh as well as the Alor Gajah and Jasin town centres.

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    HopOn HopOff Bus - They don't go too often

    by cafank Written Sep 19, 2008

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    Just don't plan your day around one of these buses.

    Had a great brochure and was told they were operating - saw one bus. Waited an hour, finally rang the no. to be told they weren't going today - not enough people....

    Not too worry - you can do the same for not much more on the great local bus services.

    Probably wouldn't waste my time trying to get one of these tours again......

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    Driving in Malaysia

    by vinc_bilb Updated Jan 31, 2008

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    Driving in Malaysia could be at least strange for occidental peoples, but could be very dangerous, mainly with 2 wheels engines.
    - Don't trust on the traffic lights, even if green for you
    - Speed down in case of rain
    - Have your maps (or GPS?) ready (indications are not so good)

    2 Wheels are for me VERY DANGEROUS, crossing you on the left and on the right at the same time, sometime in the opposite order and without lights.

    On the highway, take care on the trucks (position light missing), specifically when raining a lot and raising.

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    Uneffective Panorama Melaka Bus!!

    by MilKy83 Updated Dec 2, 2007

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    I got the Panorama Melaka Bus map frm d information counter at Melaka Sentral. We bought our tickets onboard frm d bus driver. Blue line is d route 4 single decker buses wit 23 interestin stops. Red line is routes for double decker buses wit 13 stops. We took d blue line RM2. Melaka Sentral is d startin point n also d 22nd stop in d map. We stopped at d 3rd stop- Jonker Walk enjoyed Hoe Kee Chicken Rice, 88 Jonker Chendol, LW pineapple tarts. Aft havin a great time we headed 2 d 3rd stop wher our nightmare begun…We waited 40 mins wen a Panrm bus finally came. As we stepped into d bus, d driver said tat he is goin 2 Sentral instead of d followin stop. Isn’t d Panrm bus supposed 2 follow the blue line route 2 the next stop? I asked d driver. He didn’t even ans my question but tol us 2 get off d bus! I made a call 2 PMCT. But d answer i get was “Mungkin traffic jam! Tunggulah 30-40minit lagi!” OMG! If ther's a sun-shade, mayb I’ll b willing 2 wait. But no We had 2 stand under d sun 2 wait 4 d bus. Lookin at my mom, aunt n uncle faces turnin red n shirts bcum wet, I felt so guilty bringing them 2 Melaka. Aft waitin 4 another 20 mins, we stopped 2 taxis 2 bring us 2 Afamosa. 1 taxi charged RM12, another 1 RM10 but it’s ok, at least d drivers r being polite n tellin us the interestin places along the way. We visited d historical buildings, crossed the hill 2 Studthuys, took pictures wit d trishaw. Then we found d Panrm 5th stop sign right under d big tree in front of Studthuys. We decided 2 hav a drink and hav a rest 4 a while as there’s a place for us 2 sit near the stop. Aft being at Studthuys for about 30 mins, I walked 2 d tourist information opposite 2 Studthuys. It was 2pm. unfortunately ther’s a notice “Closed 4 Lunch until 3pm”. We waited 4 another 20mins n d bus nvr show up.. Frustrated, Disappointed.. Wit d guide of a helpful local couple, we took a bus back 2 Sentral costs RM0.80. Tat’s d end of our day trip 2 Melaka. Usin Panorama Melaka bus is d worst decision 2 make 4 a 1-day visit 2 Melaka!

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    PLUS Highway - From Seremban to Ayer Keroh

    by Azri_Azmi Updated Nov 28, 2006

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    The highway from Seremban to Ayer Keroh Melaka is having a very massive expension upgrading work. The 4 lanes highway (2 lanes fro and 2 lanes to) is being upgraded to 6 lanes. This upgrading work is necessary as the traffic flow at this area usually very heavy especially during weekends and holidays.

    The danger part is, as the upgrading is taken place kilometre by kilometre in partial upgrading processes, the lane will be reduced to only 1 lane on each side. Bright color cone with reflector is being place along the closed lane this lately causing dangerous situation especially to those vehicle that travel in a very fast speed as the cone sometimes 'moved' to the open lane and causing vehicle to either 'near missed' or occuring accident.

    Be extra careful if you are travelling using the highway from Seremban to Ayer Keroh vice versa as personnally I myself nearly hit the cone several times as the cone is not at the place its suppose to be and even saw accidents due to this road upgrading.

    Drive slowly once approaching warning signages and always be cautious of unexpected cones flying in the middle of the road especially at night.

    I will take out this warning once the highway upgrading project has been completed.

    Becareful...

    Recent accident I saw near Pedas area inv. a bus
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    Drug Trafficking

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 24, 2006

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    Malaysia firmly enforces its strict drug laws and their legislation imparts a mandatory death penalty for those convicted of drug trafficking. Any person who is arrested with 15 grams (1/2 ounce) of heroin or 200 grams (seven ounces) of marijuana in their possession are alleged by law to be trafficking in drugs.

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    Drive Carefully

    by Azri_Azmi Written Jul 25, 2006

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    Melaka do have lots of traffic light. Some comes with displayed timer and some are not. Some do give blinking indicators before turning to yellow then red and some just a normal traffic light from green to yellow to red, no blinking effect. Becareful with this one as you may loose in judging which will blink and which will not. It is not guaranteed that after passing a blinking traffic light, the next traffic light will also blink. Control your speed when approaching traffic light and slow down while driving in town area to avoid accident.

    Wrecking Automobiles Being Shown at a Main Road
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    Parking

    by vieviengan Written Jun 23, 2006

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    If you drive to Melaka , parking at the road side make sure you to put the parking ticket on your car . Even it is on Sat, Sun . There's 2 types of ticket. 1 is RM 0.40 for half and hour and RM0.60 for 1 hour .

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    Candid Camera or Candied Camera!!??

    by muddybok Updated Mar 30, 2006

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    Ants are attacking my camera. Since it's nowhere near a Nikon service centre, I have to blow those nasty little buggers from my camera.

    My advice is keeping your camera with proper storage casing. Airtight container will be most appropriate.

    Bugger!!!
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    Fake Lonely Planet and Synthetic Food

    by cochinjew Updated Feb 23, 2006

    At first sight you might think that this establishment has some relationship with its famous near name sake. In fact most of the people who visit this place are backpackers with LP guides in their hand.
    They also advertise good portuguese food..a dubious claim.
    Why settle for second class food when the very best is available in so many places?

    in january 2006, this place has closed. Even the backpackers have a bit of taste, it looks like..

    fake as they come

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    Reptile Alert at the Dutch Square

    by bpacker Updated May 25, 2005

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    The next time you're in the Dutch square in Melaka, resist the urge to pose with a cranky-looking iguana. Why? Well, if you must know, my local friend told me that several tourists have been bitten by this reptile. And unlike the iguana's tail, your finger doesn't regenerate once it is bitten off...

    Note:Iguanas don't out of the way to bite humans, but they'll show their sharp incisors when they're threatened or simply tired of being petted the whole day by enthusiatic tourists..

    Waitin' for customers in Melaka
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    Narrow streets with no sidewalks

    by genie47 Written May 12, 2005

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    There are no pedestrian walkways in the historic district of old Melaka. You are at the mercy of all the motorists. From motorcycles to huge tour buses. Just be careful and make yourself visible to them. Like encountering a T. Rex, do not make any sudden moves!

    Cute but can be deadly in Melaka
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    Barely any sidewalks!

    by joeymello Written Mar 20, 2005

    The sidwalks are very tiny! The streets of Melaka were meant to be for horses and carriages, not one-lane (or even two-lane) cars! Thus, watch out for any car coming by. The streets are very very narrow.

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