I'm planning a ride down to Melaka from Phuket this December or January - have always wanted to check it out. And maybe a ferry over to Medan. Has anyone taken a bike down there from Thailand? What documents will I need to take? Just bike registration (it is in my name - no problem there)? Would like to hear from anyone who has done some bike riding in Malaysia - road conditions - good back roads - good places to stay - general prices - safety issues, etc. - preferably from a bike-riding perspective. Also curious about the prevelance of bike shops - I ride a Honda - really doubt the bike will need any work, but just in case. Primarily interested in the beauty of the ride - as well as a little history. Coastal and/or mountain roads are my preference. I don't like to ride more than about four hours a day - generally only about 80-100km/hr. Any thoughts on how long it migh take? Slow and mellow trip is the plan. Ideas on what's fun - what isn't, also helpful.