Melaka is dubbed “The Historic State”, is a state in Malaysia located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, next to the Strait of Malacca. Famous for its Chicken Rice Balls and historical architecture this historical city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With rich trading history and a multicultural heritage, Melaka is a rewarding town to expore and is only about a 2 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur with makes it a perfect weekend getaway.
GETTING TO MELAKA
You can rent a car from operators in Kuala Lumpur and pay a deposit besides the daily rates. Utterly convenient, having your own ride means you are the master of your own schedule in Malacca. From Kuala Lumpur, just follow the signboards on the North-South Highway towards Seremban and then Malacca to get there. Travelling by bus is the mode of transportation favoured by most people as there are many bus companies making quite a few trips at different times to various destinations in Malaysia every day. Moreover, it is relatively cheaper than driving. From TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) in Kuala Lumpur, you can choose from several operators to ride a bus down to Malacca.
THINGS TO DO
The UNESCO listed city has many reasons to visit. Some notable attractions and things to do include Jonker Walk Night Market and Dutch Square. However Melaka has some unique attractions as well as activities and things to do. Melaka is also perfect for families as there are tons of activities and things to do as a family such as the Melaka Wonderland and the Melaka Night Safari. Melaka is the perfect destination for a weekend away be it as a family or just to escape the bustling city.