December 2, 2012 (Sunday)
We got up early and checked out of our hotel at past 6 AM to catch our bus going to Melaka which was scheduled to leave at 7:30 AM. The bus is located at the Golden Mile Complex (taxi fare: about S$ 11). It was good that we arrived early because we were not sure where the office of the bus was and we were supposed to get our tickets there. The bus was located in another area. Although it was just walking distance, if you are not familiar with the place and you happen to arrive at the last minute, you might not be able to board on time.
After less than an hour, we stopped by the Malaysian immigration centre and were told to take bring our luggages. Unlike in the Philippines, where bus conductors assist passengers from removing their luggages from the bus, the Malaysian conductor was not as helpful.
The immigration officer only looked at our passport and we never filled up embarcation cards, stamped it and off we went putting back our heavy luggage in the bus.
After more than two hours passed before we finally arrived at Melaka Sentral. With only S$1 in our pocket, we immediately looked for a money changer to have some of our pesos changed to Malaysian Ringgit (P10,000 = MYR300, more or less).
Asri, the owner of the guesthouse, greeted us at the door and offered us two rooms on the 2nd floor, a smaller one with the view of the Melaka River and a bigger one facing the street. Since there were three of us, we chose the bigger room. Aside from the aircon, there was also a ceiling fan.
After laundry, we returned to our room to fold the clothes and surf the internet as they have a fast connection. We decided to go to Jonker Street afterwards to check the famous place. The road was still open although some vendors have already set up their wares and foods by the side of the street.
We saw the Restoran Famosa, which we had read so much about. We decided to try their famous chicken rice ball and roasted chicken. Each rice ball costs 30 cents each. The texture is like that of puto but tasteless like regular steamed rice.
It was getting dark when we finished the river cruise. We returned to Jonker Street to see what is being offered. The street had already been closed and a lot of people were walking around browsing through the items being sold.
Singapore - Malaysia Trip - Day 1 (Singapore Bound)
Singapore - Malaysia Trip - Day 2 (Universal Studio Singapore and Orchard Hotel)
Singapore - Malaysia Trip - Day 3 (Around Singapore)
Singapore - Malaysia Trip - Day 4 (Overnight in Melaka)
Singapore - Malaysia Trip - Day 5 (Finally Kuala Lumpur)
Singapore - Malaysia Trip - Day 6 (Last Day of Our Trip)
Planning our Singapore-Melaka-KL Trip
SG-Melaka-KL Trip: Everything is Falling into Place. I Think