Thursday, June 14, 2007
Let Malaccans Enjoy their Esplanade Again
Malaccans used to enjoy the morning and evening seabreezes along the Esplanade at Bandar Hilir in 1960s and 1970s. We can view the lovely sun sets as the sun goes down the horizon of the Straits of Malacca. Early birds in the morning enjoy their morning walks and do their exercise along this Esplanade. After their routine, they can enjoy their breakfasts along the stalls at "Gluttons Corner".
In the evenings, Malaccans enjoy their evening walks when the cool evening breeze head to sea and watch the sun goes down the horizon. Then, they can enjoy their dinners at Esplanade.
Sadly, the Esplanade was lost forever when the sea front was reclaimed in late 1980s. On this reclaimed land, Melaka Raya and Mahkota Parade was built.
Malaccans will love to get back their lost Esplanade. The new Esplanade will be good to Melaka as it will be another added tourism attraction to visitors and locals alike.
The location of this new Esplanade can be resurrected at Pulau Melaka beside the Mosque. What is need is for the Melaka Historical City Council to construct a walk path, plant shady trees and have some concrete benches along the seafront. Once these infrastructure is done, it is a matter of time that Malaccans will know that the new Esplanade is back for all to enjoy. Very soon, economic activities such as restaurants, food stalls and others will populate Pulau Melaka.
Malaccans and visitors can also visit,Tourism Melaka website at www.tourism-melaka.com for latest news and happenings in Melaka.
Posted by TW Kang at 11:19 PM