More than 50 trishaws (pedicabs) participated in the procession of celebrating the second anniversary of George Town's as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. 07/07/2010
More than 50 trishaws (pedicabs) participated in the procession of celebrating the second anniversary of George Town's as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
The Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was among the participants involved in the procession started at Municipal Council of Penang Island Building.
On 8th July 2008, two historic cities of the Straits of Malacca: George Town , Penang and Melaka had been in scripted as UNESCO World Heritage Sites based on their importance interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.
It also bears a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
Melaka and George Town have developed over 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West in the Straits of Malacca.
The influences of Asia and Europe have endowed the towns with a specific multicultural heritage that is both tangible and intangible.
Featuring residential and commercial buildings, George Town represents the British era from the end of the 18th century. Penang and Melaka towns constitute a unique architectural and cultural townscape which is unparalleled anywhere in East and South-east Asia.