Notice the different levels of the walkway and the drain?
Some months back, Malaccans finally had their esplanade back after a decade or so. Malaccans and visitors can now enjoy the evening breeze along the Melaka Straits and see the sun set.
However, some improvements must be made to make the place more palatable to visitors. The walkway is covered with tar and narrow. The space near the sea is not well done and there is a drain separating the walkway and the sandy space.
Is it possible to have some concrete benches along the esplanade for elderly to sit and enjoy the sea breeze and sun set? Some companies will gladly donate these concrete benches. Also, more sand must be placed onto the space so that it is more even.
At the same time, the space behind the esplanade should be converted into a padang where soccer, rugby, hockey and cricket can be played.
The Melaka Historical City Council should initiate these worthwhile developments for Melaka citizens and visitors alike.