Road to MalaccaFebruary 21, 2020 in Malaysia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C
We got picked up at 8am for our drive to Malaysia. Our Malaysian driver is officially a taxi driver, so he can't drive in Singapore, so we were collected by one of his colleagues who has a private limousine licence and can drive both countries.
The border was very busy with workers on motorbikes travelling home to Malaysia after working nighshift in Singapore - the bikes have their own lane and they were lined up 3 abreast for over a kilometre! We got through in 30 minutes, but it can take up to 2 hours at peak time.
Our driver, Rosli, was waiting in the border city of Johor Bahru. We made a brief stop at the Sultans palace (to find a cache of course), then travelled via the motorway to Malacca.
Malacca has a rich trading history and mix of architecture, with Indonesian and Chinese influence before being colonised by the Portuguese, Dutch then British, before Malaysian independence in 1963.
Our hotel is in the old town, one street from Jonker St, which turns into a night market after dark.Read more