Malacca Weekend Trip – Singapore to Melaka by Minibus

by Danny Lee

Minibus To Malacca

Malacca – Here We Come!

We started our journey to Malacca from Singapore at 9am and reached the Woodlands checkpoint in no time. As we were traveling on a mini-bus which was treated as the same category of public bus or private coach, we had to get down the bus and clear the customs on foot. It’s not a big hassle as the customs wasn’t crowded. In fact the traffic flow for the bus lanes were much smoother than those for the private cars.

Once we cleared both Singapore and Malaysia customs, our Malacca weekend getaway officially began. One good news for Singaporeans is – we no longer need to fill in the famous ‘white card’ (immigration card).

Soon, our driver stopped for toilet break at Yoyo Native Food Products, located in Yong Peng. This is a mart that sells mainly local products like coffee, biscuits, tidbits, sauces, etc. Prices are not cheap but the packaging are much presentable than the usual ones. After the break, we drove all the way to Malacca and we reached Malacca town at about 12.30pm. Just in time for lunch!

Nyonya Restaurant

Lunch at Nyonya Restaurant – Ole Sayang Melaka

Our driver brought us to this quaint shop house that serves Nyonya or Peranankan cuisine called Restoran Ole Sayang. Apparently it’s quite popular among Singaporeans and locals, and getting a table wasn’t easy. When we finally had a big table to accommodate the twelve of us, we rushed into ordering their signature dishes like Otah, Curry Fish Head, Ayam Buah Keluak (a distinctive Peranakan dish combining chicken with Buah Keluak) and Chap Chye (mixed vegetable).

Nyonya Ayam Buah Keluak

Nyonya Ayam Buah Keluak

Nyonya Otah

Nyonya Otah

The Ayam Buah Keluak has a tad sweet and rich for my liking but the Curry Fish Head is too spicy for me. So the verdict is I only like their Chap Chye and the steamed rice – how disappointing!

Ole Sayang Melaka’s Opening Hours & Address
Address: 199 Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, Malacca, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm and 6.00pm – 9.30pm Daily. Closed on Wednesday.
Phone: (606) 283-1966

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  • Cheryl

    Hi, may I have the contact and name of the mini-bus? Thank you.

    • Hi Cheryl,
      You may contact Uncle Peter Eng at 9693-3569.

  • Eliza

    May i know how many seater is the bus?

  • Nick

    Hi Dan, thanks for sharing, i’ll definitely try the Nonya otah.
    Any suggestion on organizing the best priced transportation with Bas persiaran?

  • Shirley

    We have a group to 13 to 17 paxs planning to go to Malacca for day stay at Hatten Hotel or Equatorial Hotel.

    We would like to enquire what is transport cost to charter one bus to Malacca (from Singapore 7.00am to Malacca and back to Singapore @4pm)

    What is the cost for the charter of the bus in S$?

  • Seow TC

    Hi, we are a group of about 18 to 20 pax planning a “makan trip and heritage tour to Malacca” from Singapore on 16th Jan to 17th Jan 2016.
    I will like to know the cost to charter the transport and the guide.
    We have not decided on the accomodation yet.
    Thank you.

  • Huiling

    How and where you hire the mini bus.

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