Seminar on the Bujang Valley begins today

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

A seminar is to be held over two days from Tuesday to help develop a blueprint on the 1,700-year-old Bujang Valley Malay civilisation in Malaysia to tell the world of its existence.

The seminar is being organised jointly by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) via its Institute of the Malay World and Civilisation (ATMA) with the Malay Heritage Centre, Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and the Malaysian Archaeology Association.

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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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