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Ghost Bridge - The Malacca River cuts across Malacca town on its way to the Straits of Malacca. The river played an important role in the development of Malacca as it was an important conduit for trade. In addition to being the source of fresh water it enabled access to the interior so that forest products such as rattan, cane and resin could to be brought down to market. As you cruise up the river, you will be able to see old shophouses along its banks. After the Malacca Bridge near the Dutch Square, the second bridge you will pass under is the Chan Boon Cheng Bridge. After the Chan Boon Cheng Bridge, the next bridge across the river is a foot bridge which the locals call the Ghostbridge of Malacca. How it got the name remains a mystery. Further on, another pedestrian bridge called the Old Market Bridge can be seen. The Kampung Morten footbridge is probably the river's showpiece.
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Ghost Bridge - The Malacca River cuts across Malacca town on its way to the Straits of Malacca.  The river played an important role in the development of Malacca as it was an important conduit for trade. In addition to being the source of fresh water it enabled access to the interior so that forest products such as rattan, cane and resin could to be brought down to market. As you cruise up the river, you will be able to see old shophouses along its banks. After the Malacca Bridge near the Dutch Square, the second bridge you will pass under is the Chan Boon Cheng Bridge.  After the Chan Boon Cheng Bridge, the next bridge across the river is a foot bridge which the locals call the Ghostbridge of Malacca. How it got the name remains a mystery. Further on, another pedestrian bridge called the Old Market Bridge can be seen. The Kampung Morten footbridge is probably the river's showpiece.