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Is Malaysia possible in one day from Singapore ?

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Is Malaysia possible in one day from Singapore ?

Is Malaysia possible in one day from Singapore ? What/Which places can be covered ? How to go there and come back (Heard there are Train/Bus options) Please guide.

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1. Re: Is Malaysia possible in one day from Singapore ?

If taking bus/train, you can only visit Johor Bahru which frankly is not very interesting. Malacca is about 3-4h one way.

For KL, flying is recommended. The bus journey is 6-7 h one way.

Edited: 18 July 2018, 15:27
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2. Re: Is Malaysia possible in one day from Singapore ?

Johor Bahru or Legoland at best. Either a half-day trip (weekend) & 3/4 day trip (weekday), due to 1-3 hour traffic jams at the land borders.

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3. Re: Is Malaysia possible in one day from Singapore ?

Since you hold an Indian passport, you need to make sure you have a multiple entry visa for Singapore in order to come back to Singapore after visiting Malaysia. You also need a visa/register for visa waiver for Malaysia.

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4. Re: Is Malaysia possible in one day from Singapore ?

Thanks minxbaby. You are always very informative and guiding.

I was thinking of going to Malacca, but need to get more information. I hope it can be covered in 1 day from Singapore if it is a 3 hours Bus route.

Need to get more information on VISA Part.

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5. Re: Is Malaysia possible in one day from Singapore ?

You can apply for an eNTRI

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The Jonkers Street Market is only open on Fri-Sun.

Edited: 18 July 2018, 18:59
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6. Re: Is Malaysia possible in one day from Singapore ?

Malacca is too far away for a day trip. The traveling involved will be closer to 8-9 hours if you plan to DIY since the pick-up & drop-off points won't be at your hotel but somewhere like Golden Mile Complex or Queen Street (bus hubs).

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7. Re: Is Malaysia possible in one day from Singapore ?

Possible considering which place in Malaysia you wish to visit. If budget is not a constraint can do Kuala Lumpur as well.

Malacca is very much doable in 1 day as it is 4 hours journey but I had a bad experience when I visited during Chinese New Year - was stuck for 9 hours in traffic 😢.

Start as early as possible to the destination and take the last bus/train/flight back to Singapore.

Speak to your VISA Agent that you would require multiple entry VISA to Singapore and keep VISA for Malaysia also ready with you.

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8. Re: Is Malaysia possible in one day from Singapore ?

India needs visa for entry to Singapore. And maybe even Malaysia.

Yes. There are one day Malacca tours u can join.

Singapore to Malacca is only a two hour drive away.

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9. Re: Is Malaysia possible in one day from Singapore ?

Don't do the Day Trip to Melaka on your own.. on a weekend to enjoy the Jonker weekend market..

It's tiring enough for those staying in Kuala Lumpur to do Melaka day trip..

Immigration is cramped on weekends ? I wonder who told you it is a 3 hour bus trip?? It's fast by cars(as fast as u can drive) but not by buses.

Spend total of probably 8 ~ 9 hours both ways in total on Bus Seats & an hour or more in the immigration queues , plus travelling time to/fro Bus dropoff point & attractions in Melaka , travelling time to/fro your hotel in Singapore & bus departure point...

Why spent so much time on your bus seats & time queueing at the immigration queues, just for a few hours of Melaka town?

Come next time to do a proper trip of the attractions

In many popular towns & cities in Malaysia..

A day trip to Batam is better for a foreigner.. no horrible immigration queues regardless of the date & time..

Also can do a day trip to Bintan as well.. if that interests u...

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10. Re: Is Malaysia possible in one day from Singapore ?

Singapore to Malacca is only a two hour drive away”

Really? In a Bugatti Veyron maybe. It’s approximately 250 kilometres AND a boarder crossing, 2 hours is super optimistic.

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