The 2008 World Heritage Southeast Asian roundup

Internet troubles (and I’ve been having a lot of them lately) have prevented me from posting the later half of last week, so here’s a roundup of the aftermath to our new Southeast Asian World Heritage sites. Georgetown and Malacca are preparing for huge celebrations and making arrangements to uphold their newfound status, while tensions have not abated over the border temple of Preah Vihear.

Singin' the blues
photo credit: shutterclicks

George Town and Malacca
Conservation is top priority for George Town and Malacca

The Star, 09 July 2008

Penang to formulate integrated heritage policy
Bernama, 08 July 2008

Joy as Malacca, George Town become cultural world heritage sites
The Star, 08 July 2008

Celebrations in Malacca next month
New Straits Times, 08 July 2008

Penang may add to heritage conservation laws
The Edge Daily, 10 July 2008

Now to bring in the tourists
New Straits Times, 10 July 2008

Malacca to celebrate Unesco inscription over one month
The Star, 11 July 2008

The long journey to world heritage status
The Star, 13 July 2008

Preah Vihear
Cambodians cheer World Heritage nod for temple

AsiaOne, 09 July 2008

Mixed Response to temple decision
Bangkok post, 09 July 2008

Cambodian temple named as world heritage site
The Mail and Guardian, 08 July 2008

Thai Temple Claim ‘Absolutely False’: Cambodia’s Former King
AP, via The Irrawaddy, 11 July 2008

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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