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A fascinating blend of Portuguese, Dutch and British influences have made Malacca one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia. Although it's possible to visit as a daytrip from Kuala Lumpur, you are better off spending a night or two here.
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Malacca, like most of Malaysia, experiences a tropical climate with hot and humid weather conditions throughout the year. Average daytime temperature ranges from 30 °C to 35 °C. and nights are faily mostly between 22 and 25 °C.
Although the southwest monsoon from May to September brings a little more rain, there really is not a typical dry versus wet season, just a somewhat wetter period. Heavy showers are possible yearround.
|Avg Max||31.8 °C||32.9 °C||33.1 °C||32.7 °C||32.2 °C||31.8 °C||31.3 °C||31.3 °C||31.3 °C||31.7 °C||31.4 °C||31.1 °C|
|Avg Min||22.7 °C||23.2 °C||23.4 °C||23.6 °C||23.7 °C||23.3 °C||23 °C||22.9 °C||23 °C||23.2 °C||23.1 °C||22.9 °C|
|Rainfall||75.5 mm||89.7 mm||141.6 mm||185.3 mm||176.7 mm||165 mm||178.4 mm||188.6 mm||205.7 mm||194.6 mm||239 mm||131.7 mm|
There is a major bus station located on the outskirts of town. This large bus station has buses to every town in southern and central Malaysia. If wanting to get further north it is possible to catch an early morning bus to Kuala Lumpur then take an afternoon bus further afield. It is even possible to catch a night bus to Thailand by connecting in Kuala Lumpur. Check the Expressbus website for details about companies, routes and schedules and prices.
There are boat connections between Malacca and Dumai, Indonesia.
Newton food court is a nice place to try out various dishes. It is located close to the old ship museum.
The cafes on the by-lane connecting Jonker Walk street to Jalan Tan Tun Cheng Lock and the cafes on Jalan Tan Tun Cheng Lock such as Baba House cafe, Cafe 1511, Coconut House cafe are nice places to eat at.
|Apa Kaba Home&Stay||28 Kampung Banda Kaba||GUESTHOUSE||82|
|Discovery Cafe & Guest House||No. 3 Jalan Bunga Raya Malacca||HOSTEL||77|
|Hangout @ Jonker||19 & 21 Lorong Hang Jebat||HOSTEL||-|
|River View Guesthouse and Hostel||94 & 96, Jalan Kampong Pantai||HOSTEL||82|
|Number Twenty||20, 1st Floor, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street)||Guesthouse||-|
|Oriental Riverside Residence||78 Jalan Kampung Pantai||HOSTEL||80|
|Sayang - Sayang Guest House||No.16, Jalan Kampung Hulu||HOSTEL||-|
|Roof Top Guest House and Hostel Melaka||39, Jalan Kampong Pantai Melaka||HOSTEL||85|
|The Jiong House||76, Jalan Kampung Pantai Melaka||HOSTEL||-|
|Backpacker's Freak Hostel||1-25 (1st Floor), Jalan PM2 Plaza Mahkota, Melaka||HOSTEL||62|
|River One Residence||60-62, Jalan Kampung Pantai||HOSTEL||75|
|7 Inn||No. 15-1 & 15-2, Jalan KL 3/8, Seksyen 3, Taman Kota Laksamana, Melaka||HOSTEL||-|
|Le Village Guesthouse Melaka||39 Plaza Mahkota Jalan PM 4||GUESTHOUSE||71|
|House of Kititto||50A Jalan Portugis Kampung Hulu||HOSTEL||-|
|Sayang Sayang 2 Hostel||9 Jalan Bunga Raya||Hostel||-|
|Al-Banjari Heritage Guest House||No. 49, Jalan Kampung||HOSTEL||-|
|Bala's Place||77 Jalan Hang Kasturi||HOSTEL||-|
|Motel Sayang-Sayang||No. 2, Jalan Portugis||HOTEL||-|
|Hallmark Inn Hotel||66 Jalan Munshi Abdullah||HOTEL||-|
|Tidur Tidur Guesthouse and Hostel||92, Lorong Hang Jebat||HOSTEL||71|
|Galileo Guest House and Hostel||Jalan Hang Kasturi||HOSTEL||-|
|Hoya Jonker Guest House||No. 72-1,Jalan Tokong||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Casa Blanca Guest House||10-J, Jalan Laksamana 2 Taman Kota Laksamana||HOSTEL||-|
|Riverside Paradise Hotel||112, Lorong Hang Jebat||HOSTEL||-|
|Hallmark Hotel Leisure||68 Jalan Portugis Off Jalan Kubu||HOTEL||74|
|Mari-Mari Guesthouse||75,77,Jalan Chan Koon Cheng||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Old Town Guesthouse||119-1, Jalan Temenggong||GUESTHOUSE||81|
|Hallmark View Hotel||9830 Bukit Baru Melaka 75150 Malaysia||HOTEL||-|
|River Song Residence||No. 100, lorong Hang Jebat||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|River Panoramic Guest House||70 Jalan Kampung Hulu||HOSTEL||-|
|Accordian Hotel Malacca||114 Jalan Bendahara||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Equatorial Melaka||Bandar Hilir 75000||HOTEL||-|
|Kota Lodge||No.26A, Jalan Kota Laksamana 3,Taman Kota Laksaman||Guesthouse||-|
|Ringos Foyer Guest House||46-A Jln Portugis||HOSTEL||77|
|Tonys Guesthouse||24, Lorong Banda kaba off Loring Bukit cina||GUESTHOUSE||82|
|Eastern Heritage||8, Jalan Bukit China 75100||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Voyage Guest House||40, Lorong Hang Jebat||GUESTHOUSE||73|
|Jalan-Jalan Emas||8, Jalan Tukang Emas||HOSTEL||81|
|The Baba House||No.121-127 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock||Hotel||74|
|Little Nyonya Hostel||45, Jalan Chan Koon Cheng||HOSTEL||-|
|Cyclamen Cottage||2884C Teck Chye Avenue Limbongan||HOTEL||-|
|Little Dragon Hostel||G22-G24 Jalan Pm 6 Plaza Mahkota Bandar Hilir||Hostel||-|
|Jalan-Jalan Besi||14, Jalan Tukang Besi||Hostel||84|
|Yellow Mansion Hotel||No.45 Jalan Banda Kaba||HOTEL||-|
|Furnished 2Sty Vacation Home||92-D, Taman Sentosa Bukit Baru||Guesthouse||-|
|Lavender Guesthouse||No 1-20,2-20,3-30 Jalan PM3, Plaza Mahkota||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Loft Malacca Boutique Guesthouse||Loft Malacca,430 Jalan Tengkera||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Troka Prewar Residence||7, Lorong Bukit Cina, Jalan Temenggong Bandaraya Melaka 57100, Malaysia||HOSTEL||-|
|Galvanize Studio Stay||45, Lorong Hang Jebat||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|L'armada Guesthouse||No 36-A, 38-A, 36-B & 38-B Jalan Kampung Hulu||HOSTEL||-|
|The Travelers Hostel & Guest House||2-12, Jalan PM9 Plaza Mahkota||HOSTEL||-|
|Merchant Cafe Guesthouse||21, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Heeren Street)||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Sayang Selalu Guest House||no.1-4&2-4,jalan pm 7,plaza mahkota.||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Number 41 Guesthouse||No.41 Jalan Hang Kasturi||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hallmark Crown Hotel||170 Jalan Parameswara||HOTEL||-|
|Home Sweet Home G.H||270, Tamana Melaka Raya -3||HOSTEL||-|
See also: International Telephone Calls
Pos Malaysia is the national postal service of Malaysia. Rates for sending a standard letter locally is 30 sen (20 gram) to 40 sen (up to 50 gram). International airmail has minimum rates ranging from RM1.00 to RM2.00, depending on destination. It costs 20 sen to send a postcard or aerogramme locally, or 50 sen to send a postcard or aerogramme to anywhere in the world.
Expedited Mail Service (EMS), branded locally as Poslaju, is available for both domestic and international destinations. Domestic EMS has a next day delivery guarantee. International EMS guarantees mails and parcels to be delivered out of the country by the following day. The time required to arrive at its destination will depend on clearance by authorities and the postal service of the destination country. For most countries, delivery of documents can be done in 3 to 5 days.
Generally, post offices are open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday, except the first Saturday of the month. They are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
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Have been to this tiny heritage town more than once and am familiar with roads, museums etc.
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