A comfortable bus trip Penang ==> Malacca with New Asian Travel , how our hostel AJIT Guest House & Hotel was, Menara Taming Sari, Stadthuys, Malacca Heritage Centre, St. Paul’s Hill (Bukit St. Paul), Malacca Sultanate Palace, Red Square (Dutch Square), Queen Victoria’s Fountain, Jonker Street, Malacca River.
It was a really nice bus that we booked from Penang to Malacca. The seats were big, wide, 160 degrees adjustable and comfy! Book with “New Asian Travel” they are really great! The price was expensive, I admit, but it’s the only direct and cheapest way to get from Penang to Malacca. It was for RM50, but it’s really worth it!
We had a really funny situation: we arrived at the gathering point five minutes earlier (9:55). We went directly to the ticketing office asking about the bus. There was a guy there claiming that the bus left! We PANICKED. OMG! And then he pointed at the clock and it was 10:05. We said “it’s wrong.” The clock is not right!!! When he saw us panicking that way he said: “calm down I am just kidding” :@
I wanted to smash that guy’s head but couldn’t! 😀 He happened also to be Egyptian living there 25 years ago. He kept talking with us about his experience in Thailand and Malaysia. We didn’t care about all that. All we cared about was the bus. 😀
The bus moved at 10:45 and dropped us at Malacca by 5:15 am. All the way we were sleeping of course. Then we went to the main station searching for how to reach to our hostel!
The station was almost empty at that time, and almost all the shops were closed except Mac. We got inside it and ordered a breakfast. Then we kept waiting for the day to start at Malacca!
By 6:30, the station started to be alive. We went looking for our bus which we took and went to AJIT Guest House & Hotel. The place is really close to Menara Taming Sari (a very important landmark). We asked the receptionist to just leave our bags, and then we can come back after the check-in time (2pm). He asked for extra charge RM10 each for early check-in! We told him we don’t want to pay any extra charges, we just need to leave our bags and we can come back by 2pm and get our room! He said “no problem go get your room for no extra charges”. That was late, but so nice of him 🙂
The place was “good”. We booked in it a “Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom” for RM25 for each/night. That was a good rate there! The room was big and clean with a fan, a small table and 2 single beds. However, the toilet wasn’t very good, small and we saw ants in it! All in all we stayed for just one night and the place was great for that according to the price we paid!
We got some rest, a shower and then started our master-day at Melacca:
Menara Taming Sari was the first place to visit:
It’s so nice, however -unfortunately- we could not afford to get in it! The ticket was for RM15. We just decided to stop by and take some photos.
Then we continued walking around in the streets:
And we stumbled by this “amazing” train! It’s not only a train, but also a bazaar! Yes, you can get inside and buy some amazing souvenirs 😀
Then we headed to Stadthuys:
There is nothing much to do there! You can just enjoy it if you read about it and have a really good background!
We went to Malacca Heritage Centre which is at St. Paul’s Hill (Bukit St. Paul) and took some great photos:
All these was for free of course!
Then we headed to Malacca Sultanate Palace. The place is really amazing and very informative! It was also very cheap (RM2 only):
That was really an amazing experience, and I consider this palace the best ever in Melacca.
Watch that cute cat cleaning itself by the palace 🙂
We then headed to Red Square (Dutch Square) which is so nice including the Queen Victoria’s Fountain. You must go there for some photos!
We were so hungry by then, so we went and had some good Malay food.
Then we went back to the hostel for some rest (the sun is really burning here)!
Jonker Street was where we headed after 2 hours rest in the hostel. Unfortunately we found it empty!!! Al the shops were closed and there was nothing to do there except walking in an empty street!
That was an interesting video that we took for some people exercising some weird kind of sport!
Then we went to Kampung Hulu Mosque. Very nice architecture!
Then we continued walking on the streets randomly taking some photos:
Until we reached Malacca River which was really nice by night:
We really had a plenty of time and we couldn’t find anything to do except just walking on the street and by the river!
And that’s why we thought about going to the beach and sit by it for sometime 🙂 So romantic 😀 hehe
Well, we did, and I wish we didn’t 😀 because I faced a difficult situation by the sea! My “Whole” leg immersed suddenly into the sand! And I thought for a while that I may die here!!! But, thanks God I managed to get myself out of the sand. However this incident marred all the clothes I was wearing and we had to go to the hostel quickly!
I washed my cloth in the toilet, I couldn’t put them like that in my bag and didn’t have enough time for hostel laundry! This sea really gave me hard time that night :@ .
Stay tuned for my last day in Malacca and whole Malaysia…