A trip to Malacca Malaysia, with a bus from Singapore to Malacca on the weekend, is what you need to refresh yourself. As it is recently known as Malacca, Melaka is perhaps the main port urban areas throughout the entire history of trading. Located in the Malacca Strait that interfaces the South Asian ocean and Europe toward the East, it’s a city so remarkable, you need to see with your own eyes when you are going to Malaysia. Malacca has a lot to bring to the table for explorers interested in experiences or appreciate encountering remarkable cultures.

How to reach Malacca?

Malacca is not far from Singapore – it’s only about 250 km, and it is possible to travel by direct bus from the town. The most economical way is to travel by bus – bus tickets are quite affordable and cost only about $6-10 per person and traveling by bus only takes about 3-3.5 hours. However, there is no direct train route between Malacca and Singapore, but there is a train route through Tampin (around 40 km from Malacca town) that needs to be covered by road. You can also take a direct flight from Singapore to Malacca. It takes about one and a half-hour by plane. 

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The Oriental Red Building, Malacca

Traveling via bus is thus the best way to reach malacca. So booking a bus ticket on Redbus is the best option as you won’t have to wait for the bus and allow you to book a seat of your choice in advance, making your journey safe and comfortable.

Malacca Weather and when to visit?

Malacca’s climate is warm and humid over time with rainfall, which relies upon the season. The moderately steady weather permits Malacca to be visited anytime throughout the year. It might get colder after times of heavy rain. Malacca acknowledges a lot of sunlight during the day, so it’s in every case warm and welcoming to roam around the city. 

Things to do in Malacca:

  1. Visit the botanical garden

The Malacca Botanical Garden is situated in Ayer Keroh, Malacca. It is expanded in more than 359 hectares, and nearly about 10 hectares of land is kept as an outdoor spot.

A decent location for enjoying, this rich green area is partially jungle and partially finished park with a cleared path along which you can walk, cycle or ride an electric cart – both the carriages and bicycles can be leased at the passageway. The garden is additionally the base for the great zip-line and tree-climbing experience course.

  1. Visit the Bird Park

Opened in 2013 and located in Ayer Keroh, this is one of the more up to date increments to the numerous attractions in Malacca. As indicated by their realistic presentation, there are 24 distinct species of birds. The superstar is the Indian Peacock flaunting his grand plumage.

The birds here are truly agreeable and accustomed to people. On the off chance that you get some bird food, the lory and parrots will, in a real sense, eat from the palm of your hand just as roost on your shoulders and head. Children will positively appreciate this spot. 

  1. Stroll Along The Melaka River In The Evening 

After a whole day of enjoying and exploring the city, it’s time to relax and appreciate the Melaka River as the city’s lights enlighten the streamside roads of Melaka. The river is particularly excellent after dusk, with the beautiful structures and light competing for your appreciation.

  1. Walk The Jonker Street During Night 

Around evening time, the celebrated Jonker road transforms into a mobile night market brimming with individuals with many handicrafts, garments, and street food for you to appreciate. 

The road is still energetic during the day with nearby cafés and shops, taking into account a wide range of tourists. Make sure to give a try to the Nyonya traditional dishes.

Malacca is a must-visit place with your family and friends for short trips. One should visit for the cultural experience of a whole lifetime. Besides the various beautiful sites, Malacca is also known for its great food.