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12th Anniversary of Unesco World Heritage City Celebration
7 July, 2020
On July 30, the ancient city of Melaka celebrates the anniversary of its recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage City with a party at Bandar Hilir Melaka, specifically the open area in front of the Porta de Santiago.
The celebration encapsulates all the potent ingredients that made Melaka worthy of its high cultural status. In front of the remnants of Melaka’s former battlements, and a short walk away from the Melaka Sultanate Palace, the anniversary celebrations unite cultural exhibitions from Melaka’s Malay, Chinese and Indian communities with performances from modern Malaysian stars. Special attention will be given to Melaka’s unique cultural communities – the Peranakan, Portuguese, Chittys and orang asli.
When Melaka was recognized (along with Penang) as a UNESCO World Heritage City in 2008, the city found new life through its history and culture. The anniversary marks one of the best times to see Melaka’s unique culture unfold, thanks to the unique events taking place around Bandar Hilir and Chinatown, offering something for shoppers, culture fans, and foodies.
The anniversary celebrations are organized by the Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB).
Source by Southeast Asia
Location : Bandar Hilir, Melaka