World Heritage Sites
On 7 July 2008, Melaka and George Town were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The World Heritage inscription validates the outstanding universal value of the two cities as places with unique cultural assets. Meleka and George Town are listed under three criteria: 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 936 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.
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