Friday, June 25, 2010

Malacca Tan Kim Seng Bridge


Malacca Tan Kim Seng Bridge
The Malacca Tan Kim Seng Bridge stretches across the Malacca River. It connects both banks of the Malacca River. The Dutch Square on one side and the Jonker Walk on the other side.

Malacca Tan Kim Seng Bridge
The naming of the Tan Kim Seng Bridge was in honour of philanthropist Tan Kim Seng. Born in 1805 in Malacca, Tan Kim Seng moved to Singapore to make a fortune. He was devoted to community charity. His lifetime public contributions, including establishing school, sponsoring hospital and building bridge.

Malacca Tan Kim Seng Bridge
The Tan Kim Seng Bridge was originally a wooden bridge. The Portuguese rebuilt it with stones and cement. The bridge was seriously damaged during the British rule. In 1862, Tan Kim Seng subsidized the construction of the bridge.

Related Links :
Malacca Christ Church
Malacca Dutch Stadhuys
Malacca Dutch Windmill


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