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Jul 10, 2008

World Heritage City-Penang(George Town) and Melaka


GEORGETOWN CLOCK TOWER-A HISTORICAL LANDMARK

Two natural heritage sites in Malaysia made it to the World Heritage List in December 2000: the Gunung Mulu National Park in the State of Sarawak and the Kinabalu Park in the State of Sabah. After few years Melaka and Penang highlighted in the World Heritage list.

The inscription of a property on World Heritage List is creating many benefits for Penang and Melaka, and in particular, for local communities. World Heritage Listing develops local and national pride in the property and develops feelings of national responsibility to protect the area.

THE 17th CENTURY DUTCH STADHUYS

The site which is being nominated in Penang is within George Town. Referred to as the historic centre, the site comprises the 18th century town grid close to the waterfront, and the historic multi-cultural neighbourhoods. The site covers approximately 108 hectares. In Melaka the site which is being nominated in represents the historic core which includes the ruins of the 16th century fortress town and the neighbouring historic and traditional settlements. The site covers approximately 42 hectares.

ST.PAUL'S HILL,MALACCA

While this listing will no doubt boost economic activity in the inner city and expand the economy,
I urge federal government and state government will join effort to make full use of this precious prospect, political parties must always bear in mind that peoples and nation’s interest comes before party’s ideology especially Penang state. The state lead by nation’s opposition party, allocation of financial must be given without fear or favour by federal government and at the same time state government must welcome the plan and strategies that introduce by federal government.


FORT CORNWALLIS-THE FIRST BRITISH SETTLEMENT ON PENANG

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