Reviews Malacca River
Malacca River runs through the central part of Malaysian Town Melaka. In the 15th century, the river was the most important trade route. However, as soon as the Melaka Sultanate started declining, the importance of the river also suffered. Now it is not used as a route and has become merely a tourist attraction.
Tourists can now see the beauty of the recently rehabilitated Malacca River flowing gently through the town. Visitors can view the palace of the 15th century Hindu Prince named, Parameswara of Sumatra on the eastern bank of this river.
During the 19th century, Straits Chinese came and settled along the riverside. They mainly started residing across the streets of Jonker and Heeren.
There are several neatly set restaurants and cafes situated along both the banks of Malacca River. Visitors can enjoy a pleasant boat ride, which lasts for 45 minutes. During the ride, visitors can see a number of Shop-Houses and three attractive bridges across the river.
One of the bridge lies near Dutch Square and another is called Chan Boon Cheng. The third one called Old Market Bridge is used only by pedestrians