500th anniversary of the Fall of Malacca

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In 1511 the Portuguese led by Alfonso de Albequerque captured the city of Malacca, signalling the fall of the Malacca Sultanate and the first foothold of Europeans into Southeast Asia. This feature from The Star of Malaysia commemorates the capture of Malacca 500 years ago.

Porta de Santiago (Famosa) サンチャゴ砦
photo credit: ssr.ist4u

500 years on [Link no longer active]
The Star, 27 November 2011
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Jewel of Muscat to get a permanent home by the end of the year

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A year on after the Jewel of Muscat completed its voyage from Oman to Singapore, the reconstruction of a 9th century ship will finally be placed in a permanent home in the Maritime Xperiential Museum which will open in Singapore by the year’s end. (If you haven’t seen it already, last year I boarded the Jewel while it was docked in Georgetown, Penang – take a look here.)

Jewel of Muscat to get new home in Singapore
Oman Tribune, 10 July 2011
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Cambodia celebrates anniversary of Preah Vihear listing

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Cambodia celebrates the 2nd anniversary of the listing of Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage Site. The listing of the temple, which borders Thailand was, and still is, a point of contention between Thailand and Cambodia because the borders between the two countries in the vicinity of the temple have not been fixed.
Festivities celebrate temple
Phnom Penh Post, 08 July 2010
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