Categories

Login

Tourism >>>

Melaka has lost its charm again

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Neon lighted river bank does not project a true historic Melaka River. I remember the river is vibrant with traditional barter trading and fishing boats berthing before the river was transformed to a concrete drain. The river used to be a natural habitat for wildlife like crab, monitor lizard, mudskipper, etc. but now all that is becoming another history in the historic city.

This kind of haphazard commercialized project may be a money spinner in the short-term, but it brings adverse consequences to Melaka long-term sustainable tourism. Why people revisit Melaka to see another concrete jungle?

Melaka government is slaughtering a goose for its golden eggs by destroying Melaka river and its city own unique historical and charming elements.

These few photos I took in 2006 are more historical in nature.

#gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

Melaka River-‘Money Spinner’ For Heritage City

By Mohamad Bakri Darus

(BERNAMA will come out with more features in conjunction of ‘1State 1 River’ programme which will […]