Malacca was founded by a fleeing prince from Sumatra in 14th century; it developed into a major trading port for ships from India and China. As the Melaka Sultanate flourished, the Portuguese conquered Malacca, later the Dutch took over, until much later the British Empire ruled Malacca. The state finally obtained independence with the then "Malaya states" in 1957. Today, one will find many remnants of the glorious past dated back more than 500 years ago.
To explore the beauty of this place, one should travel by road from all nearby areas, including Singapore to Malacca. Travelling down south via the North-South Highway from the KL International Airport takes merely 90 minutes.
Most of us like to enjoy natural beauty surrounding Malacca and must not miss this. During the wonderful journey heading towards Malacca by road, you will also enjoy the sight of oil palm plantation and some evergreen tropical landscape along the North-South Expressway. You will never face any lack of fun as there are many public rest areas, stop-overs, and strategic view points along the highway so the journey will be pleasant and splendid if one needs to have a rest along way. You and your family and friends can even have some food along the way as there are numerous hygienic high quality restaurants along the stopover points.
Leaving the faded colonial splendor of Singapore and enjoying your way using bus Singapore to KL into state of Malaysia is going to be an enchanting experience for you. Singapore to Kuala Lumpur takes 8 to 10 hours by train. The train will stop at several locations along the way Kuala Lumpur and this explain why the train will take longer than a bus ride. Bus journey gives more comfort and relaxation along way and it’s livelier as it passes across many villages and markets.
There are numerous buses and luxury coaches from Singapore to Malacca and KL to Singapore which offer frequent bus service, every hour, day and night. The journey total time in approximately 5 hours and buses depart in center of town. Alternatively, train from Singapore to Tampin station and then a taxi from Tampin to Malacca costs very high and takes a long time also. So, most of the people would prefer to take bus from Singapore to Malacca. Choose your seats in a coach suiting your pocket in advance and travel the way you want to.