Our family (couple, infant and maid) would like to visit Melaka from Singapore on Chinese New Year long weekend. We are thinking of taking a taxi, but I understand from these forums that it is much cheaper to take a taxi from within Malaysia. Would it be silly to take a taxi from here to JB (flat rate of S$60 I think taxi able to cross border) and then a Malaysian taxi from JB to Melaka? If that sounds like a good idea, does anyone know the JB taxi company to call for booking?
The second option would be to take a taxi to JB and then a coach from there, but I understand from an older thread that JB coaches are not as nice as those from Singapore. The reason I am trying to avoid a coach from Singapore is I do not want to get out and do the immigration dance at the checkpoint on this very very busy travel weekend - my baby might wail the entire time and ruin the beginning of our (and everyone near us's) holiday. Are the JB coaches uncomfortable? Are the Singapore coaches sufficiently better to make it worth getting out to do immigration (even with a baby)?
Finally what is the best way to book a taxi from Melaka to Singapore?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!