The historic colonial trading towns of
See the news on the UNESCO web site HERE
This is very good news, it came just in time one could say, as ‘development’ (as noted in earlier posts) has slowly but surely eroded them both somewhat.
Congratulations to the residents of both Georgetown Penang and Malacca.
Malacca has over the recent past been ‘raped’ by several misconceived, state government initiated, reclamation projects and tacky tourist attractions, which have turned the historic town area into a shopping city cum theme park.
The UNESCO listing will, it is hoped, put a stop to unsuitable projects, and provide the catalyst for the proper preservation and presentation of historic artefacts and the remaining historic edifices.
The old parts of both
The preservation of these and other aspects of history are absolutely vital, to ensure that the present and future generations benefit from knowledge of the past.
The historic aspects of Malacca and Georgetown are undoubtedly what the majority visitors to these places want to experience; fun fairs and shopping centres can be found anywhere and everywhere.
Historia est vitae magistra
- History is the tutor of life