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Singapore to Malaysia by driving

Post by cicatrix » Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:22 pm

Hey,

I'm planning to drive down to Malacca on a weekend.
Cabbing it down to JB and then renting a car from there? Does this makes sense or would it be better to rent a car from Singapore?

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Post by Mad Scientist » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 1:19 am

Yes this is a cheaper way. Mayflower Rentals is close by the Taxi Station in JB . reasonable and good car condition
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Post by nutnut » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 8:19 am

It's faster to get to Melaka from Tuas really, but if you want to rent a car then Tuas is not as convenient.

Have you thought of getting a bus? it's really cheap to do it that way!
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Post by the lynx » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 8:58 am

On another note, everything is within walking distance in Malacca. A'Famosa, Stadhuys, St Paul's Hill, Jonker Street, museums, Malacca river, and not to mention, the famous food like chicken rice balls, Nyonya pineapple tart, satay celup, cendol etc...

So you can consider to hop on a coach and take 4 hours there.

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Post by nutnut » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:16 am

Oh and if you do go for coaches, my in laws and parents all used "Luxury coaches" at the recommendation of someone here, they are 30% dearer, but they said it was a lovely trip.
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Post by the lynx » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:27 am

nutnut wrote:Oh and if you do go for coaches, my in laws and parents all used "Luxury coaches" at the recommendation of someone here, they are 30% dearer, but they said it was a lovely trip.
Ah, lovely. Which one was it then? I remembered you asking about that few months ago.

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Post by nutnut » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:15 am

Luxury!

http://www.luxury.com.sg/

The ones you recommended at the time only went to KL :( but these guys were also recommended! (JR8 maybe?)
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number plate

Post by floWsing » Thu, 31 May 2012 6:31 pm

keep in mind to rent a malaysian number plate even when renting in sing.

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Post by Mad Scientist » Sat, 02 Jun 2012 6:44 am

floWsing wrote:keep in mind to rent a malaysian number plate even when renting in sing.
What the hell are you rumbling about ? Make no bloody sense
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Re: number plate

Post by bgd » Mon, 04 Jun 2012 2:48 pm

Mad Scientist wrote:
floWsing wrote:keep in mind to rent a malaysian number plate even when renting in sing.
What the hell are you rumbling about ? Make no bloody sense
Makes perfect sense to me. All the crashed cars I see on the E2 have Singapore number plates. Malaysian number plates must increase your changes of arriving safely. :D

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Re: number plate

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 04 Jun 2012 3:14 pm

bgd wrote:
Mad Scientist wrote:
floWsing wrote:keep in mind to rent a malaysian number plate even when renting in sing.
What the hell are you rumbling about ? Make no bloody sense
Makes perfect sense to me. All the crashed cars I see on the E2 have Singapore number plates. Malaysian number plates must increase your changes of arriving safely. :D
Nothing to do with it. It's just shows how bad Singapore drivers are, that's all.
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Re: number plate

Post by bgd » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:50 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
bgd wrote:
Mad Scientist wrote: What the hell are you rumbling about ? Make no bloody sense
Makes perfect sense to me. All the crashed cars I see on the E2 have Singapore number plates. Malaysian number plates must increase your changes of arriving safely. :D
Nothing to do with it. It's just shows how bad Singapore drivers are, that's all.
And you didn't notice the smiley?? :o

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 1:29 pm

I just thought you were happy about it. I would have thought :roll: would have been more appropriate. Each to their own I 'spose.....
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Re: number plate

Post by nakatago » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 1:29 pm

bgd wrote:And you didn't notice the smiley?? :o
HTML and BBcode don't support sarcasm tags yet.
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An easier way than driving

Post by gurdip » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 4:26 pm

I've not been fond of driving to Malaysia because a) I'm not familiar with roads there, b) traffic police tend to suck (if you get stopped as it happened to me once).

My last trip to Malacca (with relatives) was in May and we rented a minivan from Singapore (with driver) - and the whole trip there and back went without any issues. The driver even gave use good suggestions about where to eat. And we did not have to worry about parking when we went to the town centre (some event was taking place so spaces were difficult to find) - he dropped us off and a couple of hours later we called him and he picked us up. You may want to check them out: link removed

As this is your first and only post I decided to sanitize the content as it sounds very much like a spam.

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