Malaysian Heritage Commissioner Zuraina Majid talks about the upcoming plans to build infrastructure to support the newly-inscribed Lenggong Valley archaeological site.
‘Eating, drinking and talking Lenggong’
New Straits Times, 26 November 2012
TENS of thousands of people flooded Lenggong Valley, situated some 100km north of Ipoh, for the official celebration of its status as a Unesco world heritage site earlier this month.
Until recent times, only a select few were familiar with Lenggong town, let alone the valley.
Besides the locals, the only other group of people who came in close contact with this part of the town since its early days were Professor Datuk Dr Zuraina Majid and her team of researchers, who took 25 painstaking years to get Lenggong Valley inscribed as a world heritage site.
When she first discovered Lenggong Valley back in 1987, little did she know that she was about to excavate a slice of the history of mankind.
But Zuraina, who is currently the heritage commissioner, did just that and Lenggong Valley is now standing tall in the eyes of the world.
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