Unesco award presentation for temple postponed


  • Nation
  • Friday, 11 Apr 2003

MALACCA: The presentation of Unesco merit award – 2002 Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation – to the Cheng Hoon Teng temple here scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed indefinitely. 

Temple standing committee chairman Lung Heng Jim said in a statement that the award presentation, which was to coincide with the Malacca City Day celebration, was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.  

“Another date will be announced later,” he said. 

The oldest temple in the country founded in 1600s has won the merit award for restoration work on the main temple. 

Unesco had stated that the restoration work had demonstrated a high standard of technical execution and set a worthy precedent for other conservation work in Malaysia and the region. 

A total of 46 entries from 15 countries were received last year with 13 winners. 

Cheng Hoon Teng temple was the only recipient from Malaysia.  

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