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Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said some old structures in KL have potential for recognition under Unesco's World Heritage List. The question is, which structures deserve this honour?
Kuala Lumpur has been named World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee.
Inuit hunting grounds, World War I cemeteries and Italy’s wine-producing Prosecco Hills are among 30 hopefuls in the running to join Unesco’s famous heritage list.
Okinoshima, a sacred island in Japan where women are banned and men have to be ritually naked on Unesco’s World Heritage Listing.
Ritz-Carlton is set to open its first resort in a Unesco Heritage Site in Nikko, Japan.
With its colourful hillside homes overlooking the Pacific and winding stairways, the Chilean port city of Valparaiso was named a Unesco World Heritage site just over a decade ago.
Nativity scenes and creches that are a centuries-old Christmas tradition in Poland's historic royal capital Krakow were granted Unesco special status recently, being added to its register of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity".
New sites have been added to Unesco's World Heritage List, including Jaipur City in India; Writing-on-Stone, an ancient and sacred landscape for Indigenous peoples in Canada; and the Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan.