A brief summary on the itinerary
Escape Plan to Port Dickson in January 2014:
Total duration 2D1N
Singapore is on the same time zone as Port Dickson, Malaysia.
Drive time is 3hr direct Singapore to Port Dickson.
Early morning 8am at checkpoint, arrival at 4pm at Port Dickson with 3hr stop at Malacca.
This escape plan was to spend the weekend at Port Dickson for our anniversary. It was planned as a getaway, visit Port Dickson for the first time and drive in Malaysia for the first time.
Budget nature: Cheap fuel, affordable food, value for hotel.
Malaysia was generally more affordable than Singapore in terms of food and the cheap fuel allowed for nice road trips from Singapore. We paid for a over water chalet, which was the cheapest you could find compared to other more popular places such as Maldives or Bora Bora. However, what you pay is what you get.
Notwithstanding the media reports of how dangerous it is to drive in Malaysia, we had an easy time and the GPS was very useful to make the virgin drive a success. Pre-planning and getting a Touch-N-Go card was essential and roads were easy to drive. No reason not to do so again.