UNESCO's World Heritage List~ Melaka & George Town, Malaysia

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thanks for YTL group of Malaysia, I tend to have an opportunity visiting the Hotel Majestic Melaka for a day's trip with introduction from Donnovan, a historian. There are lots of activities you can enjoy in Melaka. to find out more...
A piece of great news that Melaka had been listed in UNESCO's World Heritage list since July 2008.
"Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca (Malaysia) have developed over 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West in the Straits of Malacca. The influences of Asia and Europe have endowed the towns with a specific multicultural heritage that is both tangible and intangible. With its government buildings, churches, squares and fortifications, Melaka demonstrates the early stages of this history originating in the 15th-century Malay sultanate and the Portuguese and Dutch periods beginning in the early 16th century. Featuring residential and commercial buildings, George Town represents the British era from the end of the 18th century. The two towns constitute a unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia." [1] to find out more...

Passage[1] from http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/450

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