Malacca River

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Coordinates: 2°12′N 102°15′E / 2.200°N 102.250°E / 2.200; 102.250

Malacca River
Malacca-River-downtown-2335.jpg
Native name Sungai Melaka
Physical characteristics
River mouth Strait of Malacca
Malacca City

The Malacca River (Malay: Sungai Melaka) which flows through the middle of Malacca City in Malacca, Malaysia, was a vital trade route during the heyday of Malacca Sultanate in the 15th century.

Geography[edit]

The river starts from the foothills in the neighbouring state of Negeri Sembilan and feeds into the Strait of Malacca. A USD$100 million (RM350 million) infrastructure project to revive and rejuvenate the river which is the central to Malacca as an historic city was carried out. This has included construction of a tidal barrage, restoration of buildings and bridges, dredging, concrete river banks with river walkways. [1] Land reclamation projects have extended the river mouth further into the Straits. [2]

Malacca River Cruise Letters

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Policy Responses to Attain the Water Quality Target: Malaysia Experience" (PDF). Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  2. ^ De Witt, Dennis (2010). Malacca from the Top. Malaysia: Nutmeg Publishing. p. 39. ISBN 9789834351922.