Faces of
Malaysia
Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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

 



Hotels in Melaka

Roof Top Guest House and Hostel Melaka

Hostel / Guesthouse in the heritage zone of Melaka with a roof-top area

Jalan-Jalan Emas

Guesthouse in charming Jalan Tukang Emas, also called Harmony Street, in Chinatown

Attractions

Church of St. Francis Xavier, Melaka

Neo-Gothic Catholic church on Jalan Laksaman in the historical city center. The Church was built in 1856 by the Paris Foreign Missionary in honour of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent 16th-century Catholic missionary.

Kampung Morten, Villa Sentosa, Melaka

Remaining village of traditional Malay houses in the middle of the city, located in a bend of Melaka River north of the city centre

Attractions

Boat Ride to Taman Negara, Taman Negara

The scenic 2.5 h boat ride between Kuala Tembeling and Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara Headquarters) makes the trip to the park itself a highlight.

Ipoh Heritage Trail, Ipoh

The heritage trail through the historic old town center is an interesting walk passing many impressive buildings from Ipoh's boom periodic from 1880s to the 1930s.