News@Kandy

Kandy to get World Heritage City Foundation

Kandy to get World Heritage City Foundation

(Colombo Lankapuvath January 08) Cabinet granted approval to a memorandum to establish the Kandy World Heritage City Foundation. The foundation is to be established to increase production, to develop the economy and to generate employment opportunities by planning and executing development projects within the relevant area, to undertake a comprehensive study of the projects identified […]

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Heritage @ Melaka

Melaka Heritage Tip :: A’Famosa (Porta De Santiago)

Melaka Heritage Tip :: A’Famosa (Porta De Santiago)

This entrance is the only remnant of the old fort built by the Portuguese after their conquest of Melaka in 1511. A Famosa, or “The Famous” in Portuguese, is one of the oldest surviving remnants of European architecture in Asia. Once part of a mighty fortress, this tiny gate (called the Porta de Santiago) is […]

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George Town, News @ George Town

Journey of faith for pilgrims

Journey of faith for pilgrims

GEORGE TOWN: Thaipusam is a journey of faith for financial services supervisor A. Subramaniam, who has been carrying the kavadi for the past 16 years. “My prayers to Lord Muruga have always been answered, whether in studies, work or health. “This is something I will continue to do for as long as I live,” said […]

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Equador, Galapagos

Scientific Foundation Warns of “Challenges” to Galapagos Conservation

Scientific Foundation Warns of “Challenges” to Galapagos Conservation

QUITO – The Charles Darwin Foundation, or FDC, based in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, warned of “challenges” in the coming years to the conservation of the archipelago’s fragile ecosystem with species found nowhere else in the world. Speaking on the subject was Gabriel Lopez, executive director of the FCD, who presented in Quito a report on […]

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, India

Heritage gallery to unfold CST story

Heritage gallery to unfold CST story

MUMBAI: A unique Heritage Gallery was on Friday commissioned inside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), the headquarters of the Central Railway (CR). CST itself is a World Heritage Site. CR General Manager B B Modgil inaugurated the gallery. The Heritage Gallery aims to put the vision and pioneering effort in the face of extreme adversity […]

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World Heritage News

UNESCO moving to ensure Haitian artefacts are protected post-quake

UNESCO moving to ensure Haitian artefacts are protected post-quake

29 January 2010 – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued a call to protect Haitian artefacts in the wake of the massive earthquake in a bid to prevent pillaging from the rubble of the Caribbean nation’s numerous landmarks, including the Presidential Palace. “This heritage is an invaluable source of identity […]

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George Town

One hundred nights at the museum

One hundred nights at the museum

Don Henderson From:The Australian January 30, 2010 12:00AM YOU mean we’re living in the museum. Aren’t we too young to be in a museum? Haven’t you seen Night at the Museum? Who is Sun Yat Sen anyway?” We have just told our children, aged 12 and 15, that we will be moving to Malaysia for […]

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Heritage @ Melaka

Melaka Heritage Tip :: St. Paul’s Hill Civic Zone @ Town Square

Melaka Heritage Tip :: St. Paul’s Hill Civic Zone @ Town Square

St. Paul’s Hill Civic Zone St. Paul’s Hill Civic Zone St. Paul’s Hill Civic Zone has always been the seat of the governing bodies from the time Melaka was founded to very recently. The establishment of a kingdom at the locality was due to its commanding position facing the river mouth and the Straits of […]

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News @ Melaka

Two 'dirty' hotels in Malacca

Two ‘dirty’ hotels in Malacca

KUCHING: Two Malaysian hotels, both in Malacca, made it to the “Top 10” list recently — but for the wrong reasons. They were adjudged among the “10 dirtiest hotels in Asia”, by online travel adviser, TripAdvisor. The survey results which were published at www.tripadviser.com/DirtyHotels-g2. It ranked the two hotels in Malacca at number four and […]

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Heritage @ Melaka

Melaka Heritage Tip :: Kampung Kling Mosque

Melaka Heritage Tip :: Kampung Kling Mosque

Address: Jalan (Hang) Lekiu on corner of Jalan Tanjong The Masjid Kampong Kling, built in 1748, is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia. The mosque is located on Malacca’s busy north-south running Jalan Hang Lekiu, on the corner of Jalan Tanjong, or Temple Street, both filled with Chinese shop-houses. However, when Masjid Kampong Kling […]

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