Cerita Makhluk Hidup dan Alam Papua di Situs Megalitik Tutari

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via Mongabay, 04 December 2018: A travel piece about the Tutari Megalithic site in Papua. Article is in Bahasa.

  Seputar cerita manusia, dengan satwa dan alam ada di situs Megalitik Tutari ini. Berikut  foto-foto dan videonya.   Ada gambar manusia, manusia setengah ikan, ikan, kura-kura, kadal, tikus tanah,…

Source: Cerita Makhluk Hidup dan Alam Papua di Situs Megalitik Tutari : Mongabay.co.id

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Gov’t to move artefacts to PP

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via Phnom Penh Post, 11 December 2018: The stone inscription dated to 633 contains a reference to Suvarnabhumi or the ‘Land of Gold’

Committee members of the Kiri Sdachkong pagoda have agreed to the government’s request to move the stone tablets bearing inscriptions dated to the year 633 – kept on the pagoda’s grounds – to the National Museum in Phnom Penh, on a condition that “cleansing rituals” are organised prior to the transfer to “avoid any curse”.

Over two decades ago, a group of villagers were excavating a pond when they heard a sound they did not expect – the clink of their shovels on stone.

As they dug further, several slabs covered in carvings emerged. Soon they found themselves excavating the ruins of an ancient temple. The tablets were put under a hut, and for 20 years villagers worshipped them.

Little did they know they were sitting on an archaeological find that may reshape a centuries-old historical, religious and political debate – that of the actual location of the fabled “Land of Gold”, the ancient realm of
Suvarnabhumi.

Source: Gov’t to move artefacts to PP, National, Phnom Penh Post

Rare Bencharong goes on display at River City

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via Bangkok Post, 06 December 2018: An exhibition on Bencharong ceramics in Bangkok.

Bencharong, a distinctive variety of enamelled porcelain made primarily for Siamese royalty of the Chakri Dynasty between the late 18th and early 20th centuries, never fails to amaze people for its brilliant colours, wide selection of motifs and kaleidoscopic compositions.

Not to be missed by Bencharong enthusiasts is the exhibition tilted “Bencharong Journey: From China To Siam”, the first of its kind to be held in Thailand since 1977. The show will take place at RCB Auctions, 4th floor, River City Bangkok.

The Bencharong event, which runs from Saturday, Dec 8, will be curated by ceramics historian Dawn F. Rooney, who is also a scholar and art historian specialising in Southeast Asia, having authored nine books on the art and culture of the region.

Source: Rare Bencharong goes on display at River City | Bangkok Post: lifestyle

ICC-Angkor marks 25th year

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via Phnom Penh Post, 05 December 2018: Last week the International Coordinating Committee for Safeguarding Angkor, which meets twice a year, celebrated its 25th anniversary.

The International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC-Angkor) kicked off its two-day plenary sessions in Siem Reap on Tuesday to mark the 25th anniversary of its formation and its 31st technical session.

Prime Minister Hun Sen, who attended the opening session, said preserving cultural heritage should not be mixed with politics.

The high-level commemoration was also attended by Unesco director-general Audrey Azoulay, who was visiting Cambodia for the first time, and diplomats from Japan and France. King Norodom Sihamoni was scheduled to close the session.

Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona opened the session saying: “Now, Angkor World Heritage doesn’t face insecurity, temple collapses, or looting of antiquities.

Source: ICC-Angkor marks 25th year, National, Phnom Penh Post

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Ho Chi Minh City solicits expert advice on preserving valuable old buildings

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Source: Tuoi Tre News, 20181202

via Tuoi Tre News, 2 December 2018:

Source: Tuoi Tre News, 20181202

Source: Tuoi Tre News, 20181202

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City sought expert advice on preserving decades-old buildings of architectural and historical importance against an urbanization backdrop by holding a workshop attended by domestic and foreign experts on Tuesday.

The workshop aimed to collect views and experience concerning architectural planning and utilize them as a reference point in rehabilitating valuable structures of a city where the French once left their construction footprints.

The event was jointly organized by the architectural research center – a unit of the municipal Department of Planning and Architecture – and Minerva Joint Stock Company.

Source: Ho Chi Minh City solicits expert advice on preserving valuable old buildings – Tuoi Tre News

Ringside at the auction: how the contested Bonifacio documents were sold

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Source: ABS-CBN 20181203

via ABS-CBN, 03 December 2018 and other sources: A series of historically-significant Philippine documents were sold at auction over the weekend, despite government attempts to halt the sale.

Source: ABS-CBN 20181203

Source: ABS-CBN 20181203

It must be recalled that in the days leading up to the auction, these historical documents have become cause célèbre, the fodder of social media debates and heated online posts, with the National Historical Commission (NHC) attempting to block the sale, but to little avail.

“A lot of history here,” Brian says as he begins his introductory, warm-up spiel. “You know about them; I’m sure you’ve read about it; you probably learned about it in school.”

Eventually, Lot 117 would hammer at 160,000 from a starting bid of 50K; Lot 118 would hammer at 450,000 from a starting bid of 50K; Lot 119 at 3.8 million from a starting bid of 1 million; Lot 120 at 4.2 million from a starting bid of 1 million; Lot 121 at 900,000 from a starting bid of 50K; and finally, Lot 122 at 3.2 million from a starting bid of 500K.

Source: Ringside at the auction: how the contested Bonifacio documents were sold | ABS-CBN News

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ICC-Angkor expo coming up

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Source: Khmer Times 20181130

via Khmer Times, 30 Nov 2018: I’m in Siem Reap this week for the ICC, so hopefully I’ll get to visit the exhibition and post some pictures later this week.

Source: Khmer Times 20181130

Source: Khmer Times 20181130

The Apsara Authority, responsible for the research, protection and conservation of cultural heritage sites around Angkor have organized an exhibition of the International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC-Angkor) to commemorate its 25 year anniversary.

The ICC-Angkor was established in 1993, one after Angkor was inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the commemorative expo aims to make the general public more aware of the ICC-Angkor’s existence, activities and achievements.

The exhibition will last 15 days, from Nov. 28 to Dec.12, 2018, in the garden of the Grand Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap; and according to Sum Map, director general of the Apsara Authority, will be visited by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Dec. 4, and by King Sihamoni on Dec. 5.

Source: ICC-Angkor expo coming up – Khmer Times

Ayutthaya World Heritage celebration scheduled during 7-16 December

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via Pattaya Mail, 01 December 2018:

Ayutthaya – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to celebrate Ayutthaya World Heritage from 7-16 December 2018 at the Ayutthaya historical park. Deputy TAT Governor for Domestic Marketing Noppadon Pakprot said the agency has joined hands with Ayutthaya province, government agencies, and private companies to organize the event, which will be held for the […]

Source: Ayutthaya World Heritage celebration scheduled during 7-16 December – Pattaya Mail

Cambodia’s tour guides face tech disruption

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Source: ASEAN Post, 20181129

via Asean Post, 29 November 2018: Walking through Angkor today, I did notice more than a few tourists being guided by apps rather than books or human guides.

Source: ASEAN Post, 20181129

Source: ASEAN Post, 20181129

Developed by local company Angkor Audio, the device enables foreign tourists the luxury of wandering the ancient site at their own leisure without being harried and rushed along by local guides. This has raised concerns among tour guides about their livelihood.

The devices may be rented by tourists or travel agents for US$2.99 for the first month of use. There are 30,000 sets of these devices currently undergoing tests. Ironically, Angkor Audio also rents out group tour systems, a portable broadcast system that lets tour guides communicate with their guests over wireless headsets. Like the group tour systems, the Angkor App is an extension of its conference equipment rental business.

Angkor Audio operation manager, Ny Nou Ros said the app actually complements the industry. Tourist groups and some individuals prefer human tour guides, while “a few thousand more” prefer to be on their own. “We are offering them an option,” he said.

Electronic audio guides are not new to the tourism industry or even Cambodia. They existed for many years without affecting local tour guides as most of them are employed by travel agencies for group tours, Ros said.

Source: Cambodia’s tour guides face tech disruption | The ASEAN Post

Unesco lists ‘khon’ as cultural heritage

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Source: Bangkok Post, 29 November 2018

via Bangkok Post, 29 November 2018: Along with Cambodia, Thailand’s Khon dance is also listed in Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

Source: Bangkok Post, 29 November 2018

Source: Bangkok Post, 29 November 2018

Unesco has listed Thai khon as intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat said the 13th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage agreed to officially list Thailand’s khon masked dance drama as intangible cultural heritage on Thursday.

Mr Vira credited the success to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s contribution to preserve and improve the art.

Source: Unesco lists ‘khon’ as cultural heritage | Bangkok Post: lifestyle

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