I am glad to see that some efforts taken by the state government of Melaka to refurbish some of the old historical buildings.The photo above is a good example where the banks of the Melaka river were protected and undergone some beautification programme.For more photos,please click here.
However,the quality of river water needs further efforts.We can look and learn at what Singapore has done when it comes to river cleaning.
As a regular visitor to Malacca(i.e Serkam and Tanjung Batu),I observed that a lot of money being spent on new buildings and upgrading of roads/bridges.I think more money and efforts are needed to refurbish older and historical buildings and at the same time to maintain the exisiting historical sites.
By the way,what is Malacca without history?
To the state government,what ever you do,please don't paint the town red;-) Those painted red by the Dutch are more than enough.
Travel Note: This time I discovered Laksamana Point,a place to sit and watch the world go by and also a good plave to eat and drink.It took me three hours to reach Malacca from KL on the Chinese New Year day.Yesterday morning we came home early morning to arrive without any traffic crawls-just half the time.