World Heritage Sites
On 7 July 2008, Melaka and George Town were serially inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The World Heritage inscription validates the Outstanding Universal Values (OUVs) of the two cities as places with unique cultural assets. Lauded as “Historic Cities of the Straits Of Malacca”, Melaka and George Town are recognised for three OUVs – as exceptional examples of multicultural trading towns permeated with many layers of history; as living testimony to cultural and religious diversity reflected in multicultural living heritage, both tangible and intangible; and as townscapes of vernacular architecture- particularly shophouses and townhouses- without parallel in East and South Asia.
The World Heritage List includes over 1000 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.
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