Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day Trip To Malacca

 Malacca is located towards the Southern-West of Penisular Malaysia, about 150 km away from Kuala Lumpur.  You can get there by bus, taxi or train. There is no train station in Malacca. The nearest train station is in Tampin, Johor which is about 38 km from Malacca city. And there is no airport in Malacca too. You'll have to go through either the Kuala Lumpur International Airport or Johor Bahru Airport first.

 We took a day trip to Malacca recently. For a short trip like this, the must visit place is the Jonker Street and it's surrounding.And do take the decorative trishaw ride which cost about RM40.00 per hour to tour around famous places  instead of walking. Of course you can opt for walking too instead.  There are many interesting  and historical places within the city. Jonker Street is some sort similar to a China town and they are famous among shoppers and food lovers. But beware, most of the goods there are from China, Thailand and Indonesia. 
 Although Malacca is the third smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis and Penang, it has one of the highest inbound foreign visitors to Malaysia. And it is a very clean city and well taken care off by the  town municipal council.