I had finally decided take a bus trip to Malacca (also known as 'Melaka' in Malay) like I've always planned to do.

I did a lot of research of Malacca tour packages and compared them with prices of bus tickets from a number of different websites, but then I decided to search for a combo package of bus tickets with accommodations.

Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Entrance

This is my first time taking a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca and the easiest way was to go to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) - the main transportation terminal in southern Kuala Lumpur.

KKKL Express Counter

I brought my printout voucher to counter 64 to get my platform number. Since the buses are almost always on time, BusOnlineTicket.com suggested that I arrive about 30 minutes before departure time.

TBS Waiting Areas

This is the "Waiting Hall".

TBS Platform Entrance

Here's where the passengers "check-in" before they can proceed to their platforms.

KKKL Express at TBS

This is the KKKL Express bus from KL to Melaka. It has 27 super VIP seats, with spacious seats and plenty of leg space. The bus journey was about 2 hours.

Melaka Sentral

Finally I'm here - Malacca! They call this place "Melaka Sentral" - Malacca's main transportation terminal.

Melaka Hotel

Melaka Hotel Deco

This is my hotel - HOME IN THE GARDEN. I felt cosy as the hotel staff walked me to my room that's equipped with air-conditioning, water heater, hair dryer and complete toiletries set.

Melaka Hotel Waiting Area

Melaka Hotel Room

I quickly stored my luggage and started looking for lunch.

Melaka Rice Balls

Melaka Famous Chicken Rice Balls

Here it is - Chicken Rice Balls paired with Hainan's chicken.

Melaka Jonker Street

After lunch, I went to Jonker Street. They sell so many unique and interesting handmade artworks and accessories here!

Melaka Christ Church

Not far from Jonker Street, is a popular tourist hot spot in Malacca - Red House (Christ Church). There were stalls selling handmade artwork here too.

Bukit St. Paul

Melaka Bukit St. Paul

This is A' Famosa. I went up to Bukit St. Paul and it was so crowded! Each sculpture there has its own story to be told.

Next was Dataran Pahlawan mall - which is about a 20-minute walk from the Red House. There is a hotel linked with Dataran Pahlawan called Hatten Hotel. They actually offer bicycle or a van renting there!

Maritime Museum

Here's the Maritime Museum, one of the famous museums in Malacca.

Fried Carrot Cake

Otak-otak

Melaka Cendol

Before I knew it, it's dinner time! I had Fried Carrot Cake, Otak-otak and Melaka Cendol, bought from Jonker Street Night Market.

Fried Mee

Nasi

The next morning, I had Nasi Lemak and Fried Bee Hoon for breakfast. They both tasted quite spicy.

Van

It was already time for me to leave so the taxi driver waited for me at outside of the hotel to send me to Melaka Sentral. He was so nice and helpful!

Delima Counter at Melaka Sentral

Since I was early, I went to counter 3 to enquire about my bus - Delima Express.

Delima Express

Delima Express Inside

The Delima Express was quite clean and well-maintained.

It's time to depart. I'm definitely marking Malacca as one of my best travel destination!