Malacca, Malaysia travel tips

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Carry light clothes cause it's summer all year round in Malacca!

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Catch a bus to the Gunung Ledang, the most climbed mountain in Malaysia. There are lovely waterfalls to go swimming.

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Ever so often, the police check for illegal immigrants so it's best to carry your ID along.

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Do not miss the Malacca Day Tour which showcases the rich heritage of the city.

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A 'Famosa Theme Park.is loaded with parks, rides and golfing for the entire family.

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Friday through Sunday is usually when Malacca is abuzz with acitivity.

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On weeknights, only a handful of restaurants open beyond 7 pm in Chinatown.

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It is very quiet on weeknights in Malacca.

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Local bus service from Hang Tuah Mall to Sentral costs RM1.

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The two bus services are pretty cheap and you have to pay the fare to a conductor. It's fun to try. It's RM2 per person on the Panorama Melaka bus from Sentral at 7am to 8:30 pm for the blue line and 9am to 9:30 pm for the red line.

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Taxis generally charge RM5-RM10 to get around town.

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Even the taxis in Malacca are rental cars because it is pretty cheap to rent cars there.

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It is best to rent a car in Malacca as the transportation system is archaic.

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Leave all your valuables in the safe at your hotel.

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Taxis in Malacca are not metered so make sure to arrange the fare before you depart for your destination.

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If you are hungry and on a budget, grab a Nando's lunch special at Mahkota Mall.

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For shoe lovers, The Darling Shoes and Fashion store at Mahkota Mall will have you spending all your money if you are not careful. The shoes are truly beautiful.

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The Melaka Mall is one of several large shopping areas in that city and comes equipped with a movie theater and bowling alley.

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No matter what your budget is, Malacca has something for everyone.

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If you want to get a taste and feel of the entire Malaysia without leaving Malacca, then a visit to Mini Malaysia & ASEAN Cultural Park Melaka is a must. It is a miniature version of all the states in Malaysia.

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