Support the Gua Tambun Heritage Awareness Project!

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Gua Tambun rock art

Gua Tambun is the largest rock art site in Peninsular Malaysia, and one that I studied for my MA years ago. So I am mighty pleased to urged your support for the Gua Tambun Heritage Awareness Project, run by my colleague Dr Goh Hsiao Mei. (Disclaimer: I am not personally involved with project, but I support it 100%!)

Gua Tambun rock art

Gua Tambun rock art

Dr Goh is currently building a public archaeology and outreach programme to help raise awareness and appreciation for the Gua Tambun site in Ipoh, and to empower the people living near the site to help manage it from both a conservation and visitor management standpoint.

She is currently raising funds to develop and conduct school programmes and community workshops and at the time of writing she has met a third of the RM4,300 (about US 1,000) that she needs. You can contribute to her cause on her crowdfunding website, the Gua Tambun Heritage Awareness Project.

Appeal for international help to preserve Borobudur

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You may remember last year’s eruption of Mt Merapi caused a layer of corrosive ash to coat Borobudur. Conservation specialists working in Indonesia are now appealing for public funds to help with the cost of cleaning up the ash in the wake of the disaster. Readers interested in making a financial donation to help the preservation of Borobudur can make a donation on the official site here.

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photo credit: swifant

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