Borobudur is not 200 years of course, but this year is the anniversary of its ‘discovery’ by Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles. The celebrate this bicentenary, postage stamps have been issued.
The BBC has an article about the discovery of the Hobbit, announced 10 years ago, and recaps what the find means for what we know about human evolution.
‘The Hobbit’ turns 10: Find that rewrote human history
BBC News, 21 October 2014
The Hue Relic Conservation Center celebrated 30 years of operation with a ceremony over the weekend.
Hue relic conservation work reviewed
VNA, via Tuoi Tre News, 10 June 2012
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.
500 years on [Link no longer active]
The Star, 27 November 2011
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.)
Oman Tribune, 10 July 2011
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