River Walk, Melaka

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The Melaka River which flows through the middle of Melaka City in Melaka, Malaysia, was a vital trade route during the heyday of Malacca Sultanate in the 15th century.
The river starts from the foothills in the neighbouring state of Negeri Sembilan and feeds into the Straits of Malacca. A USD$100 million (RM350 million) infrastructure project to revive and rejuvenate the river which is the central to Melaka as an historic city was carried out. This has included construction of a tidal barrage, restoration of buildings and bridges, dredging, concrete river banks with river walkways. Land reclamation projects have extended the river mouth further into the Straits.
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  • We enjoyed the river walk -- much nicer than making your way through all the busy streets. Pleasant to stop for a drink and watch the excursion boats cruise by.  more »
  • We stayed at The Majestic and used the river walk to wander along to get into town as there are many little bars to sit and watch the World go by whilst having a drink to cool off. Very interesting ar...  more »
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  • Great place to spend your time with your family or loved ones. It is very vibrant and colorful place. A river passes by from the center of the city which gives you the feeling of Europe. A walk along the river will show you colorful paintings drawn on the houses. You can also take ferry ride to see the river walk.
  • Lazy walk after the chicken rice ball. You could enjoy the old buildings and wall art.
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