A state owned subsidiary bus operating company called Panorama offers three free routes to go around the historical sites around Bandar Melaka.
The three routes are from Melaka Sentral bus terminal to Mydin Hypermart at Ayer Keroh, Melaka Sentral to Mydin via Melaka Hospital and Melaka Sentral to Bachang Transit Wet Market.
The service is available from 6.30 a.m until 8.00 p.m. Take advantage of this free service to discover Melaka by bus.
The power socket in Malaysia is of type G which is the same as British power socket. It has three pins and the standard voltage is 240 V while the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Adapters are cheap and easy to find. If one stays in the hotel, they can request for the adapter from the reception. If the travelers come from countries that has standard similar voltage between 220 – 240V such as the UK, Europe, Australia and most of the Asian and African country, it is safe to use their own electrical appliances.
However, for travelers from US, Canada and most South America. The standard voltage for their electrical appliances is within the range of 100 V – 127 V. If they want to use their electrical appliances, they must use voltage converter.
Melaka uses Ringgit Malaysia in their daily transaction. The currency is pegged to US dollar. Melaka is quite advance with the cashless transaction. So, the travelers don’t have to worry if they don’t have the cash handy. Chances are almost restaurants and shop have cashless service machine. However, if one goes at the market or stall areas, please be mindful to bring cash in small notes. Most of the street vendors don’t have bigger notes.
No Smoking Areas
Almost all accommodations abide by the rules of prohibiting smoking in their premises. Starting 2019, all the eatery places indoor or outdoor will be no smoking areas. The same rules apply for public transportation and highway areas.
Malaysia is located at the middle of the equator line. Hence, the weather in Melaka is hot and humid with constant rain throughout the year. There’s no need for thick clothes. However, travelers have to prepare a raincoat or an umbrella in case of rain.
It is not obligated to tip in Malaysia. The customers are charged 10% out of their bills for the services. However, there’s no harm in showing a little bit of gestures to those who serve us.
The emergency contact in Malaysia is 999. It connects to other emergency services like police, ambulance and fire services.
It is advisable to keep the embassy of the travelers home country’ phone number. The embassy could provide legal help and take care of its citizens’ welfare if something unfavorable happened during the travel.
Also, it is very pertinent for the travelers to keep the phone number the accommodation they stay in and update them on the itineraries and the number to call for emergency purposes.
Malaysia’s official language is Malay Language and the second language is English Language. Due to its multi ethnic population, Mandarin Language and Tamil Language are also widely used in Melaka.
The travelers shouldn’t be scared to communicate and talk to the locals. Most of them understand English very well. Malaysia is placed second in Asia behind the Singapore and twelfth in the world for its English literacy rate.
There are several places the travelers can go find to information about Melaka. For example,the places like Tourist Information Centre at Menara Taming Sari and Tourism Malaysia Offices@Melaka at Jalan Banda Kaba.
These places provide information about Melaka, guide map and advice on attractions and places to go.
The information can also be gathered online. There are lots of website services, whether government affiliate agencies or private sector that provide the information about Melaka.