Saturday, April 27, 2013

Malaysia Diaries - Malacca - The World Heritage Site

This time it's Malacca!!

How to get to Malacca:
We booked the Transnasional bus tickets online to Malacca from Puchong for just RM 15. The travel time is 4 Hrs and buses ply every 2 Hrs starting from 8 AM in the morning. The central bus station in Kuala Lumpur is the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, but we were lucky enough to figure out a bus-stop near Puchong Tesco where we stayed.You really gotta bargain the taxi rates at the Malacca Sentral station to your hotel - else you could be taken for a ride. We did the same thing - bargained and bargained and finally landed a deal of RM 25 from Malacca Sentral to Jonkers Street.

Where to stay:
Jonkers Street is the life of Malacca - the most happening & centrally located place. We also booked a hotel right across the Malacca River - an icing on the cake :o)
Check out for some really cool deals and plethora of lodging options from bunkers/hotels/motels to luxury resorts at really cool rates and discount coupons for your next stay.

I fell in love with Malacca the moment we entered the city. It so reminded me of my favorite hill-station Ootacamund (Ooty) in South India - I sure will write a post on Ooty someday but back to Malacca now. The gorgeous place reeks of history, is a multi-cultural melting pot with influences from the Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese, Malay and the Indians and all this is reflected in its architecture, food, culture, people, climate and the overall ambiance of this tiny city. Malacca is also a UNESCO World Heritage site - carefully being restored, maintained and improved. There is so much to do so much to see, two days were just not enough for me.

A Local Kampung Meal

Christ Church

The famous Trishaws

Hard Rock Cafe

Uphill Malacca

The famous Bullock-Cart

Trishaw Ride

St. Paul's Church Ruins

St. Paul's Church Ruins


Malacca River in the night

The Jonker Walk

Jonker Walk

Malacca Sultanate Palace

The beautiful painted houses/motels alongside the Malacca River

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