Seminar on the Bujang Valley begins today

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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Institute of the Malay World and Civilisation kicks off a two-day seminar today to develop a blueprint for research and tourism development at the 1,700 site in Kedah, the northern peninsular Malaysian state. Bujang Valley was in the news recently when a team from Universiti Sains Malaysia discovered evidence for iron smelting last month.

Seminar To Develop Blueprint On Bujang Valley
Bernama, 27 March 2009
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Not all gloomy at the Thai-Cambodian border

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Around the same time there was a new standoff at Preah Vihear, a reminder that it’s not all tense and gloomy between Thailand and Cambodia. Researchers working on the Living Angkor Road project are helping young Thais and Cambodians celebrate their shared history and culture by revealing their findings on a local level. The Living Angkor Road Project is a cross-country project to chart the ancient highway between Angkor in Cambodia and Phimai in Thailand. Archaeology is a pretty powerful political tool to fuel nationalistic senses, but it can also an equally powerful tool to promote friendship by highlighting similarities and exchanges between cultures as well.



Project on Thai-Cambodian border bridges cultural ties through learning about a shared history

Bangkok Post, 24 March 2009
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