If you’re planning for a short trip with some friends or family to Malacca, here is how you can do it under a good RM250 budget! There may be a whole lot of things to do, to see and to eat in Malacca, hopefully you find this a little helpful for you. We’ll attempt to cover the whole Malacca in 3D2N! (P/s: This budget is planned for 4 people)
1. Clean & Cozy Budget Flat at Melaka City
It is located at one of the best location in Malacca! Popular attractions are accessible within minutes and just walking distance to the Portuguese Settlement fishing village (with great seafood for dinner!) and the new Elements Mall & MBO Cinemas @ Hatten City. Click here to view this room.
It’s good price of RM75 per head for 3D2N for the entire flat! It can accommodate up to 5 people so that’s already a plus point.
2. Dutch Heritage Bungalow
Though the exact location of this place will only be revealed after booking confirmation, the location was rated a great 4.5 stars (out of 5 stars) on Airbnb. It is said that the host cooks great local and Portuguese food. Click here to view this place.
It’s a ridiculous price of RM65.25 per head for the whole of 3D2N! The whole bungalow to yourself and a clean pool too, how can you not say no to this deal?
WHAT TO DO IN MALACCA?
1. Explore The Botanical Garden
The Malacca Botanical Garden is located away from town and towards the nature side, Ayer Keroh. Recreational facilities here include the Malacca Forestry Museum, Prehistoric Garden, the Storyland, children’s playgrounds, the Orang Asli Park, Deer Park, suspension bridge, watch towers and beautiful picnic spots. It spans over 359 hectares and as much as 10 hectares is used for a camping spot. However, it is absolutely free of charge.
2. Malacca River Cruise At Night
The Malacca River is the river that cuts across Malacca town, on its way to the Straits of Malacca. It separates the civic district clustered at the foot of St Paul’s Hill, from the residential and commercial district of Heeren Street and Jonker Street. Tours last about 45 minutes in boats ranging from 20- to 40-seaters, and normally a minimum of eight passengers is required before departure.
Non-Mycard holder: Adult = RM 15.00 | Child = RM 7.00
Mycard holder: Adult = RM 10.00 | Child = RM 5.00
Operation Hours: 9:00 a.m – 12:00 a.m
3. Rent A Bicycle
Rent a bicycle will be the best choice to travel around Malacca Town especially at night. Every attraction is so nearby to each other, you don’t need to drive and go through the hassle of finding a parking spot. Just cycle and/or walk. There a lot of places where you can rent a bike but we do recommend to rent at Sayang2. It only costs RM 3.00 per hour and it’s right next to Jonker Street.
4. Panorama Melaka (London Bus) Ride
It’s like the KL Hop-on Hop-off except with a theme. Pretty cool, pretty cheap too. Would be the rightful choice of transportation though. It covers almost the whole of Malacca.
Melaka Sentral > Taming Sari > Mahkota Parade > Bandar Hilir > Bukit Senjuang > Lorong Panjang > Bukit Cina > Munshi Abdullah > Hang Tuah Mall > Jalan Ong Kim Wee > Jonker Walk > Masjid Kampung Hulu > Klebang Pantai > Rumah Merah > Kapal Samudera > Melaka Sentral
Price: Adult = RM5.00 | Children = RM2.50
Operation Hours: 5.00a.m – 10.00p.m
While you’re at it, you can take a ride up to Pantai Klebang for their signature Coconut shake and the really cool Submarine Museum.
If you’re a fan of museums, you’d love the Royal Malaysian Customs Department Museum! So if you don’t got a clue yet, start planning your weekend and go on a short vacay. Everybody needs it including you! The total cost of this trip would end up approximately about RM135! The rest of the money can be used for impromptu shopping/expenses. Even though you’ve already been there, done that, there’s a whole lot more you can do in Malacca by cycling, the little things you may have missed while .