Transport To Melaka/Malacca From Singapore
Overview of Malacca
Malacca is wide known for its numerous historical sites as well as blend of cultures state of Malaysia facing the Strait of Malacca. It is approximately 136km from KLIA2 International Airport and 245 km from Singapore. It is almost 3-hour drive by car to reach Malacca from Singapore. Malacca is easily access by bus, personal car, taxi or private car service. So far, no direct flights to Malacca. Visitors can rent a car and enjoy a hassle free drive to Malacca using North-South Highway. Although Malacca lack of natural resource but due to its colourful in the pat made it one of the popular tourist destination. It is an attraction place with rich heritage and also an abundance of breathtaking views. Simple and easy explore around Malacca either by trishaw or walking. The most famous contribution to Malaysia culture landscape is Peranakan and Baba-Nyonya culture. The Peranakan still flourishes in Malacca with a mix of new and old building standing side by side that possess a diverse mix of traditions, customs, lifestyle and food.
Top 10 Attractions in Malacca
The top attractions in Malacca includes A Famosa Fort, Jonker Street, The Stadthuys, St. Paul’s Church, Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary, Menara Taming Sari, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka Sultanate Palace, Mini Malaysia & ASEAN Cultural Park and Melaka Wonderland Theme Park. Below is the description for every attraction places:
- A Famosa Fort
It is a site that not to be missed when visit Malacca. It is one of the major historical landmarks in Malacca. It was built in the 16 century by Portuguese to protect against Dutch naval force.
- Jonker Street
It is a well-arrange with many stalls, friendly and polite hawkers popular bargain and also live music performance and excellent place for bargain hunters, antique collectors and classic style lovers. The main attraction here is every Friday & Saturday Night Market where the visitors can taste the local delicious food such as dim sum, bak chang, popiah (fresh spring roll). Besides that, visitors will expose through many live performances and stall in Jonker Walk Night Market.
- The Stadthuys
It is another Dutch construction that can find in the Malacca city which was built on 1650. Stadthuys was initially built as the official residence for the Dutch Government as well as their police officers.
- Paul’s Church
It is one of the oldest Catholic Church in Malaysia that was built in 1521 by Portuguese general.
- Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary
It is located in Ayer Keroh and approximately 15km from Malacca town. This place host many type of animals such as crocodiles, lizards, snakes, butterflies, leopards. The park divided into 5 areas: Reptile Aviary, Koi River Valley, Butterfly Garden, Nature’s Art Centre and Wild Photo Lane.
- Menara Taming Sari
It is a good place to view the panoramic view of Malacca Town located just 3 minutes’ short walking distance away from Dataran Pahlawan Megamall and Mahkota Parade Shopping Complex. It is the first gyro tower in Malaysia with 110 meters height and offer 360-degree view.
- Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
It is located at Jalan Tan Cheng Lock and is the first exclusive culture museum exhibits unique baba and Nyonya furniture, ceremonial ornaments, dining ware, handicrafts and garments.
- Melaka Sultanate Palace
The palace houses the Malacca Cultural Museum which is situated on the mid slope hill and was built based on the 15th century. The original palace had previously ruined and was not inhabited nor made use of when the Portuguese attacked Malacca on 1511. The palace seen today is just a wood replica.
- Mini Malaysia & ASEAN Cultural Park
It is a cultural park where ASEAN homes and full size models of traditional Malaysian was built and opens for visitors to visit. Just like the Karyaneka Handicraft in Kuala Lumpur, each house consists of fixtures, furnishings as well as masterpieces illustrating the culture of each country.
- Melaka Wonderland Theme Park (A’ Famosa)
A theme park featuring 16 exciting attractions area including the Adventure island, The Pendulum, Anaconda Twist, Lazy Cum Crazy River and many other attractions where you can cool down and spend a day fun with family and friends.
Top 10 Foods To Try In Malacca
Malacca provides a wide variety of Malay and Nyonya (a mix of Malay and Chinese culture) and Chinese styles of cooking.
- Chicken Rice Ball
One of the favourite foods to try in Malacca is Chicken Rice Ball. The rice is first cooked in chicken soup and rolled in a ball that gives yummy taste and unique texture.
- Char Siew Rice
The second one is Char Siew Rice where the savory gravy and delicious sweet are poured over the hot ice and Char Siew slices.
- Nasi Lemak
The third one is Nasi Lemak. It is not only popular in Malacca but also is one of the National dished. The fragrant rice cooked in “pandan” leaf and coconut milk and served with banana leaf enhances the taste.
- Nyonya Laksa
The 4th food recommended is Nyonya Laksa where the laksa is rich, pungent and well flavoured from the chillies and spices.
- Satay Celup
- Nyonya Kuih
- Klebang Coconut Milkshake
- Asam Pedas Fish
- Duck Noodles.
Transport Service From Singapore To Malacca (Melaka), Malaysia
Public transportation is available throughout Malaysia but can be hassle and confusing when need multiple transfers especially when you have children and many luggage need to carry on. Moreover, not all buses have space for additional travel luggage or backpacks. Therefore, the most easy and worry-free way is by hiring private taxi service from TransporttoJB.com. Enjoy a hassle free and relax travel experience between Singapore to Malacca from our service at affordable price. Our driver arrive at your preferred pick up point on-time with spacious and comfort MPV vehicle to make sure you rest well during long hour ride journey. Remember to book our private transfer service at least 3 days in advance so that we could arrange the transport for you. After that you just relax, sit back and be driven by our experienced and friendly driver to take you between Singapore and Malacca.