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George Town UNESCO World Heritage Day

George Town UNESCO World Heritage Day

7 July 2021 marks the 13th anniversary of the recognition of George Town, together with Malacca City, as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Site since 2008. But what exactly does it mean to be recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site? This means that George Town has legal protection […]

Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City

Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City

On 15 April 1989, then-Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad officially declared Malacca City to be a historical city. Ever since then, 15 April has been officially celebrated as a state holiday for Malacca, the Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City. Malacca City was Malaysia’s unofficial historical city until 7 July 2008 when the […]

World’s largest cave chamber, Sarawak

Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, Mulu National Park is home to an impressive collection of natural treasures, including razor-sharp limestone spikes called The Pinnacles, and Sarawak Chamber, the world’s largest cave chamber capable of accommodating 40 Boeing 747 aircraft. Meanwhile, the Deer Cave has the world’s largest cave passage as well […]