Bus trip from Singapore to Malacca today. About a third of the five hours the trip took (the distance is less than 300km) was spent traversing the island and then queuing for passport control on the Singapore side of the causeway. Immigration into Malaysia was accomplished in moments.
Since I last visited Malacca the historic heart of the city has had World Heritage status bestowed upon it. I am still considering my thoughts on how it is wearing the honour. Needless to say, the changes have not all been positive.