Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia, just a bit higher than the Equator. It borders with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei. The country has a geography that expands from natural tropical islands, huge rain-forests and attractive parks, to sandy beaches and huge metropolitan cities. Kuala Lumpur is its capital and one of the largest cities in that country.
A rich mishmash of culture, Kuala Lumpur is the exclusive destination for great exotic shoppers and traditional gourmet food connoisseurs. The exotic places to visit and the five star hotels are very reasonably priced and everything is spread-out within walking distance. Visit the old city and the “Golden Triangle” business center and go into the “Petronas Twin Towers”.
This dynamic city is a melting pot of ethnicity. It has grown into a lively metropolis from what it used to be not so long ago: a small tin-mining village. Locals call it KL for short. The joining together of a muddy river is the translation of the meaning of the word Kuala Lumpur, but this destination is far from that nowadays.
To get to Melaka from Kuala Lumpur takes approximately 2 and a half hours. Melaka is a city that has been listed by UNESCO as a Historic Site for its notable attractions and great tourist destination. Melaka, a fishing village before the Sultan’s arrived, became a popular place for navigators to land on, and stay.
There are many ways to arrive at Melaka or Malacca, from KL. You can just walk over and take a bus from KL to Melaka which leaves the city a few times a day. It is an affordable means of getting there. One can also rent a car or catch a taxi, but that may be a bit more expensive.
While staying at Melaka, most visitors go to “Dutch Square”; an area painted with so much Dutch influence due to the Dutch conquerors in 1641. There’s even a Church and silverware with Dutch Coat-of-Arms insignia on it to prove it! Another place that attracts tourists is the “Jonker Walk Night Market”, where you can shop at night in extravagance and make new discoveries.
Kuala Lumpur is known for its heavy downtown traffic, making public transportation such as a bus, timelier and more suitable. The mode of transportation you choose will depend on your budget. There are taxis, Uber and other types of cars that travel to Melaka. We recommend you take a bus from KL to Melaka and not the KLIA; a commuter train which is newer, but usually goes directly to the Kuala Lumpur airport.
Getting back on a bus from Melaka to KL is just as easy and you will be in KL in no time. The views are splendid and the ride itself is clean and comfortable. When you reach KL make sure you go to the “Brickfields”, also known as Little India. The rice specialty restaurants are quaint and there are many shops that sell Sari’s; a silk or cotton garment that women drape around their body.