Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka Sentral

address: Melaka Sentral, Terminal Pasar Bazaar, Jalan Sentral, 75400 Malacca Town, Melaka, Malaysia - Info Hotline: 06-2881340
Melaka-Sentral-bus-terminal-pasar-bazaar-main-building-panoramio.jpg, Main bus terminal for long distance buses in Melaka located 4km north of the city centre.
main entrance of the bus station
photo: Panoramio user gmbgreg
Main bus terminal for long distance buses in Melaka located 4km north of the city centre.

How to get to and away from Melaka Sentral
The bus terminal is about 4km north of the city centre so you will a taxi or a bus.

Taxi
A taxi costs between RM10 - RM15 (unfortunately, as it is common in Malaysia, Taxi driver refuse to use the meter).

Local Bus No. 17
Melaka Sentral to historic city centre, Mahkota Parade, Melaka Raya, Portugese Settlement
Other than bus #17, you can take any bus this going to Mahkota Parade from the domestic terminal of Melaka Sentral (just beside intercity terminal).

Panorama Melaka Bus
The Panorama Melaka ubs is a Hop-on Hop-off bus that runs on 2 lines (blue and red) to places of interest in Melaka. The blue line stops at Melaka Sentral. The ticket is RM2.
Note that the ticket for single-decker bus of the blue line is only valid for the blue line, while the ticket for double-decker bus of th red line (RM2) can be used for both lines.
Route Map


Long-distance buses
Melaka (Malacca) - Kuala Lumpur
travel time: 2 hours
price: starting at RM13

Melaka (Malacca) - Singapore
travel time: 4 hours
price: starting at RM40


Just next to the bus terminal is Baazar Melaka Sentral (on the satellite map the orange building on the right), a big indoor wet market and shopping complex which is worth a visit while you are there. It is open 24h every day.
 

Links:

Detailed Information on AmazingMelaka.com


buy bus tickets online:


buses outside the station
Transnasional bus arriving from Kuala Lumpur


shopping gallery
the shopping and dining gallery inside the bus terminal

 



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