02 May 2007

The Guide To Melaka


By Air
1. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)

The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang is the main portal to the country and the world. From the airport, the ERL and taxis will take you to the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Melaka’s proximity to the country’s main airport is an advantage for travelers and airfreight shippers. More information visit KLIA

2. Batu Berendam Airport

Melaka’s own airport, the Batu Berendam Airport, was opened in October 1952 and is located 8km from the centre of city. Spread over 11,250 acres, the airport has one full-service sunway, which is 1485 metres long and 37 metres wide. It can accommodate two aircrafts on the apron and the terminal building can hold 160 people. There is a check-in counter, a cafeteria and a duty free shop as well as a spacious open-air car park. Batu Berendam airport has been gazetted as one of the entry points into the country. Flights are available to Subang and Pekan Baru, Indonesia. More Information visit Batu Berendam Airport

By Road

The beautiful scenery along the highways and numerous rest-stops and lay-bys make driving in Peninsular Malaysia a pleasant experience. The integrated network of highways stretches the length and breadth of the peninsula, providing 1,200km of excellent roads. One can travel the full length of Peninsular Malaysia in less than 12 hour without having to leave the integrated highway network. Advanced technology is used to make highway travel safer and smoother. Cameras are located at strategic points to scan traffic movements and this information is relayed via electronic highway bulletin boards. The highways are well maintained and regular attention is paid to ensuring a safe journey for all motorists. Key stretches of the highway are lighted at night.

In the event of an emergency, an accident or vehicle break down on the highway, call the highway hotline (1800 88 0000) or use the emergency phones located along the highway. Assistance will be rendered by RONDA patrol staff, who are on call 24 hours a day. Two interchanges, at Ayer Keroh and Simpang Empat, link the town to the Nort-South Highway. The capital, Kuala Lumpur is 147km to the north from Ayer Keroh, and Johor and the Singapore border are approximately 205km to the south. A new highway and a third interchanges links Jasin to Ayer Keroh 17.5km away. The State has a good network of roads. In the city, the newer areas have many dual lane roads. However, in the oder parts of town there are a number of ‘’Jalan Sehala’’ (one way streets) to ease traffic flow.

By Rail

The train service is called Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad or the KTM Intercity Service. It links every major town in the peninsula. Travellers can trevel all the way north to Thailand or all the way south to Johor Bahru and Singapore. Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur is the nucleus of the country’s rail transportation system and it is here that you can board a train togetting here. The train stops at the Tampin station, which is 33km north of Melaka city.


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