The concept masterplan proposes various activities such
as leisure, commercial and riverfront activities with the incorporation
of boat terminals with new, immigration and customs facilities.
The atmosphere of the “old era” fused with contemporary
ambience, together with the blend of various historical cultures
will be taken into consideration in the overall urban design to
preserve and highlight the historical elements unique to Melaka.
The concept plan also proposes a
complete, continuous pedestrian esplanade and walkway either on
the embankment or on suspended boardwalk. Where land becomes a constraint
due to existing structures built to the river edge, boardwalks become
the alternative. This is to enable tourists and city residents to
walk all the way from the Hang Jebat bridge upriver near Kampung
Morten down to the Flor De La Mar square at the old port area. One
will be able to experience a river walk while making stops at various
interesting spots along the river. For the first time in many decades
or even centuries, one would be able to walk along the riverfront
on this route with ease and pleasure.