Melaka is one of the Malaysian tourism industry’s trump cards, thanks to its Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial history, its rich Peranakan (Straits Chinese) cultural heritage and its picturesque hinterland of rural Malay kampongs. The route south from Melaka is a pleasant but unremarkable drive through plantation country to Johor Bahru (JB), on the southernmost tip of the Peninsula.
It is a short hop across the causeway from JB to Singapore, and Malaysia’s east coast islands and resorts are within easy reach. One of the most famous of these is Pulau Tioman, a large volcanic outcrop on the east coast with perfect strips of sandy beaches, good diving and snorkelling, forest trails, mountain hikes and, for the most part, a laid-back atmosphere.
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