Malacca and Penang rejoiced as they celebrate the inscription of their state capitals as World Heritage Sites.
Malacca:
The World Heritage Site covers:
> St Paul’s Hill civic zone with St Paul’s Church, Porta de Santiago (A Famosa) fortress and Stadhuys complex,
> Residential and commercial areas of Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Heeren Street), Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Walk) and adjacent streets, including Harmony Street, and
> The Malacca River.
Penang:
The site here covers:
> Waterfront district including the Esplanade and harbour area, Fort Cornwallis, Weld Quay and Beach Street,
> Historical commercial centre, including the “ethnic streets” like Bishop Street and Church Street (Eurasions), China Street (Chinese, and Market and Chulia Streets (Indians), and Little India,
> The guilds and trades precinct including Chulia, Muntri, Leith and adjacent streets,
> Mosque and wakaf enclave of Acheen Street and Kapitan Keling mosques
> Chinese clans enclave with the Khoo, Cheah, Tan, Lim, Yap and Yeoh clan or kongsi houses

1 comments

  1. QuaChee // July 21, 2008 at 10:54 AM  

    this is good news. looking fwd to the later developments on it.