Melaka which is known as the little fishing village is one of the most visited places in the western coast of Peninsula Malaysia. The best time to visit Melaka is between the months of April to May and October. It was listed as one of the world heritage site by UNESCO in the year 2008. It is also one of the culturally rich city of Malaysia and also has a vast numbr of historical sites for tourists to visit. There is also a small river running through the city providing it with a calm and peaceful aura. It is one such city that boasts of lots of good food apart from its culturally rich attractions. From one of the most famous christ churches to the night market that are always buzzing with people, there are several things that you can do in this city as a traveller. During your visit here do make sure to try out the Nyonya Cuisine which is popularly known for its different flavours.
If you are a luxury seeker make sure to check in to the Majestic Melaka which is a seven star hotel equipped with some of the most luxurious facilities. If you are on a tight budget you can stay at the Mahkota Hotel or the Mimosa Hotel. If you are visiting some one in Melaka make sure to carry a gift as it is considered to be quite polite in their culture. Melaka also has a huge list of nightclubs with the perfect ambience for a night time vibe. This includes the Arena Club, the Mixx Club and the Cocktail House which is quite famous for its wide variety of drinks. After my 10 day visit in this city I was headed to the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. However, the biggest question that I had was how do I travel to this place.
Based on the recommendation of a colleague I tried booking my tickets with HYPERLINK redbus and was quite happy with the experience. It took me just 2 minutes to zero down on an Operator and book a ticket with them. As per the website there were more than 5 Operators plying on the route between Melaka and Kuala Lumpur. Melor Interline Express, Trans Nasional, Mayang Sari Express, Kesatuan Express and Taas Enterprise had daily buses on this route. Since the distance between these two cities is not much there were no luxury buses on this route. The cost of tickets started from MYR10 and went up all the way to MYR13. The fares were dependent on the class of bus you book. The duration of the journey was about 2 hours. I chose to travel with Trans Nasional as I have heard a lot about them and I had a pleasant travel experience with them. There were buses starting from 5:00 am in the morning with the last bus leaving at 9:00 pm. Make sure to leave during the non-peak hours to avoid traffic.