Malacca kicks off month-long celebrations on Friday

After last weekend’s celebrations in George Town, the city of Malacca who is co-inscribed as a World Heritage Site kicks off its celebrations this Friday with a month-long festival.

Malacca celebrates for a month
New Straits Times, 29 July 2008

Kicking off the festivities will be the World Heritage City Declaration ceremony at the historical Stadhuys on Friday night.

An exhibition of the 600-year-old city opens at the Malacca State Art Gallery on the same day.

Prayers will be recited at the Kampung Keling Mosque, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple and St Xavier’s Church on Aug. 7.

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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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