Penang's Thai Pak Koong temple wins Unesco heritage conservation award


A festive scene at the Thai Pak Koong temple in Tanjung Tokong in Penang during Chinese New Year in 2015. Photo: The Star/Lim Beng Tatt

The 211-year-old Thai Pak Koong (Ng Suk) Temple in King Street in Penang has won the 2021 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) Asia Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the Unesco Bangkok Office today named the temple as one of the nine award-winning projects selected from six countries, namely Malaysia, Bangladesh, China, India, Japan and Thailand.

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