George Town and Malacca receive World Heritage Site Award

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 23 Nov 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of Malaysians and foreign tourists witnessed the official awarding of the Unesco World Heritage Site to George Town and Malacca at a colourful ceremony at Dataran Merdeka last night.

The award arrived on an elephant and was passed to Unesco’s regional science bureau for Asia and the Pacific director Hubert J. Gijzen who then gave it to Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammud-din Tun Hussein who is Malaysia’s Unesco national committee president.

Colourful parade: The official letter to declare Malacca and George Town as world heritage cities being delivered by an elephant at Dataran Merdeka Saturday night.