Malacca (Malay: Melaka) is the capital of the state of Malacca, on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia.
Modern-day Malacca is a small and fairly sleepy city. but nowdays the government take this seriously and make it more close to tourists. there are lots of fascinating views and improvement that were made, so it is really an interesting place to know the malaysian as well.
Batu Berendam Airport (IATA: MKZ) WMKM) is located about 10km from Malacca city and in 2006-7 is being upgraded to accomodate larger planes. There are no Malaysian domestic flights operating from this airport.
Riau Airlines (Office at airport. Tel: +60-6-3174577) flies five times weekly (no flights on Wednesdays and Fridays) at 1005am to Pekanbaru in Sumatra, Indonesia. The flight from Pekanbaru departs at 0730 and comes in at 0920. RM247 one way before taxes.
To get there/away: Any Batang Bus (yellow, cream and red) from Melaka Sentral will go past Batu Berendam Airport. Buses will stop by the main road about 200m from the airport building. Tuahbas No. 65 (blue and white) to Taman Merdeka also goes from Melaka Sentral past the airport via Bachang.
Malacca can be accessed from the North South Expressway. Leave the expressway at the Ayer Keroh exit. Alternatively, one can leave the highway at the Simpang Empat exit and proceed through normal road to Melaka. This route will pass through the town of Alor Gajah and now with the new highway (ring road) completed, the trip from Simpang Empat to Melaka will take approximately 20 - 30 minutes by car.
Malacca city is on the Coastal Trunk Road (Federal Route 5), and can be accessed from the Main Trunk Road (Federal Route 1) by turning off at Simpang Kendong or Tampin, Negeri Sembilan. Malacca is 150 km (93 mi) from Kuala Lumpur, 216 km (134 mi) Johor Bahru, 90 km (56 mi) from Port Dickson.