Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 08/2010

A Bridge Too Far? An Analysis Of The Proposed Bridge Across The Straits Of Malacca From A Maritime Perspective

Ibrahim Hj Mohamed, Nazery Khalid, Rakish Suppiah

October 2009

Maritime Institute of Malaysia


The proposal to build a bridge across the Straits of Malacca will have significant impacts on the shipping, environment and trade dynamics in the sealane. This commentary discusses the potential repercussions of this megaproject from the maritime perspective.