Restoring Ngah Ibrahim’s fort

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5 June 2006 (New Straits Times) – Report on restoration works of a 150-year-old fort in Matang, Perak.

Restoring Ngah Ibrahim’s fort
The restoration of the 150-year-old fort in Matang built by Tengku Menteri Ngah Ibrahim, the richest Malay aristocrat of his time, is nearly complete.

The bad news is that the last leg of the restoration, the reconstruction of the fort’s two large watchtowers, is likely to be tricky.

Museums Department’s assistant curator Osman Kassim, who has been supervising the restoration and conservation of the fort since 2001, said the absence of data on the original shape and layout of two towers was hindering reconstruction.

Placing right value on our heritage

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29 May 2006 (New Straits Times) – I must say it is to Malaysia’s credit that they are planning to set up a heritage register for their country. Oh why are the other countries so slow!

Placing right value on our heritage

Under the Act, sweeping changes will be introduced.

Besides recognising intangible items as having heritage value, it will also see a master list of heritage items and sites created.

A Department of National Heritage has been set up and a commissioner appointed…

She is Prof Datuk Dr Zuraina Majid from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is an expert in archaeology.

Cultural and historical treasure trove

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3 May 2006 (The Star) – Merbok, Kedah preparing for development as a cultural heritage and eco-tourism centre.

Cultural and historical treasure trove

MERBOK in Kedah with the largest mangrove forest in the country and a river that flows into the Straits of Malacca is a centre of ecological treasure…

Bujang Valley containing ruins of Hindu and Buddhist temples in Merbok lends a historical importance.

It used to be an important trading centre centuries ago.

Related Books
Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. XXVIII, Pt. 1
Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic society, Vol. XLIII, Part 1