Linkdump, 30 April – 22 May

Here’s a roundup of archaeology news from Southeast Asia from 30 April to the present:



  • Repair works at the historic church of St George in Penang have been completed.
  • The shipwreck of British a vessel that was sunk in the waters of Borneo was found by a pair of maritime archaeologists.
  • The Malacca Museum intends to make a replica of a portuguese cannon now residing in the Jakarta History Museum, which was carried away by the Dutch after the fall of Malacca.
  • Malaysia receives general support for its bid to sit in World Heritage Committee.
  • The Malacca state government announces its intention to salvage dozens of shipwrecks in its waters.
  • The New Straits Times has a showcase on the archaeology of the Lenggong Valley in Perak.



  • The artefacts from the Belitung Shipwreck, which is currently exhibiting at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore, is facing a controversy over its next destination, the Smithsonian over ethics issues.



  • Some royal antiquities from the Nguyen Dynasty were recently exhibited at the Ta Vu House.
  • Two ancient trees are recognised as part of Vietnam’s national heritage.

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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