Jonker Street needs a canopy
I RECENTLY visited the famous Jonker Street in historical Malacca. Situated near the mouth of the Malacca river, the street and its surrounding historical sites were filled with tourists.
One could not miss seeing pleasure boats cruising up and down the river or people queuing up for hours under the blazing sun just to savour the famous chicken rice balls, a sight not seen just a few years ago.
The state government has done a fantastic job and ought to be congratulated for transforming the area into a major tourist attraction.
However, one could also notice the effects of the blazing sun on the tourists walking along the narrow street or queuing up for food.
Using umbrellas to keep away the heat (or rain) on a crowded narrow street and walkway can be quite a challenge.
Would’nt it be nice and “cool” to have a canopy all along the Jonker Street?
It will keep the heat and rain away, thus encouraging more tourists to visit this unique historical site.
This will be good for the state and the business people.
The state government should consider the feasibility of a canopy.
Alor Gajah, Malacca