Five days backpacking in Melaka in Peninsular Malaysia.

Trip Date — May 2012

Itinerary Notes & Tips

Day 1

  • 7:30am – check-out
  • Walk to Kuala Lipis train station
  • Book ticket to Bahau Train Station (8:30 departure) – RM8
  • 8:15am – Board train
  • 12:00nn – Arrival at Bahau Train Station.
    • Knowing where to depart was hard because the stations didn’t have obvious signages.
  • Walk to Bahau bus station
  • Ride “Transnational” bus to Melaka Sentral – RM12
  • 2:30pm – Arrival at Melaka Bus Station
    • Horribly slow traffic since it was a weekend and a holiday. Melaka was very busy
  • Eat at McDonald’s
    • Double cheeseburger meal – RM7.2
  • Ride bus#17 to Melaka City Center
  • Bus dropped us off a block away from the Studhuys because of heavy road traffic
  • Walk to Discovery Café and Guest House
  • Check-in at Discovery Café and Guest House
    • Dorm bed – RM17 (+RM10 key deposit)
    • Buy bottled water (1.5L) – RM1.5

Melaka Walking Tour

  • Walk along Jonker St.
    • Eat at sidestreet stall
      • Siomai dumplings (6 pcs.) – RM3
        • Delicious!
      • Iced calamansi juice – RM1.2
  • Dinner at Nancy’s kitchen – RM15
    • Nonya fried noodles with shrimp
    • Shrimp with vegetables and fermented shrimp paste
    • Hot tea
  • Buy at convenient store
    • 1.5L bottled water + flavoured soda – RM2.2

Day expenses – RM67.1

Day 2

Continue Melaka Walking Tour

Day 3

  • 10:00am – Check-out at Discovery Guest House
  • 12:00am – Check-in at Lavender Guest House – RM15

Continue Melaka Walking Tour

Day 4

  • Walk to Mahkota Medical Center
    • Book bus ticket from Melaka to KLIA LCCT via Transnational – RM22.5

Continue Melaka Walking Tour

  • Walk to Melaka Mosque in Pulau Melaka
    • Hitched a ride along the way
  • Lunch at Chinese Restaurant
    • Fried noodle with chicken + Iced white coffee – RM7
  • Melaka Maritime Museum – RM6 admission fee
  • Lunch at Nancy’s Kitchen – RM19.5
    • Beef, curry, spring roll, cendol
  • Walk around the city centre until sundown
  • 11:40pm – Ride taxi to Melaka Sentral – RM20
    • Split the fare with another traveler, also staying at Lavender Guest House

Day 5

  • 12:15am – Ride bus from Melaka to KLIA-LCCT via Transnational express
  • 2:45am – Arrival at KLIA-LCCT
  • Eat at McDonalds
    • Chicken burger – RM6.60
  • Check-in for AirAsia flight from KL to Clark
    • Buy baggage allowance – RM60

Total Expenses – RM123.6