Monday, 16 February 2009

The KKL Coach to Melaka.........

after a good nights sleep at The Mutiara Hotel in Johor Bahru, we took a teksi (taxi cab) to the Larkin Bus Terminal.

This is where all the coaches arrive and depart to and from Johor Bahru.

The coaches wait in a 'holding bay' area until their numbered bay becomes vacant and they can pull in to pick up passengers.......
The following image is where we had to wait (Bay 41) for our coach to arrive to take us to Melaka.
We then board.....
Image of inside the coach..... do not expect 5 star travel service ..... but it is comfortable at least.
No eating or drinking on the coach, but the driver is allowed to smoke!!!
TV 'case' is there above the driver, but no sign of any TV.
our coach was to depart at 9.30 - which it did - along with most others. Suddenly the Bus Terminal became quite empty.
a little ways out of town we stopped to pick up a few more passengers......
we passed thru a few Toll Booths.
.... and we are on our way. Trip takes about 3 hours from JB to Melaka.
The roads are excellent.
there was one police stop ....... reasons unknown.
then we see the Melaka sign.... wahooo.......
turning off the main highway.
thru another Toll Booth......
and we come into Melaka Sentral, where the coach stops for all passengers to alight.
we arrive in Melaka at lunchtime, then took a cab to The Equatorial Hotel where we had booked to stay the night.

More on Melaka in the next posting!

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2 comments:

aash said...

Hey that's a very interesting viewpoint of Singapore. Which hotel did you stay at when you were there. Maybe we should meetup sometime when we're both together in singapore. Alternatively you can visit Yellow Pages Singapore to check up on the latest happenings in Singapore. Small country but I simply love it.

Leone said...

I actually live in Singapore!!