Jakarta’s Old Town to be nominated for Unesco World Heritage

Indonesia has kicked off the process to nominate Jakarta’s Old Town – Kota Tua – into the World Heritage list.

Kota Tua, Jakarta

Kota Tua strong contender in UNESCO heritage nominees list
Jakarta Post, 04 February 2015

After months of preparation by the city administration and the Jakarta Old Town Revitalization Corporation (JOTRC), North Jakarta’s Kota Tua has officially been nominated as Indonesia’s representative for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List of significant cultural and natural sites.

Kota Tua has passed the first of many steps required for a site to be selected as a World Heritage Site. Once the site is nominated, a committee will draft a nomination file, which will be submitted to UNESCO for its advisory bodies to review its authenticity and importance.

The advisory bodies then send the applications to the World Heritage Committee for a final review.

Full story here.

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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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