Malacca Gallery May Open in Macau

On June 26 this year the Macau Gallery was set up in Malacca, Malaysia, drawing the two cities that share similar historical and cultural backgrounds closer together. Just as the Chief Minister of Malacca, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said at a welcome dinner for the Asia Entrepreneurship Forum (AEF) held in Macau recently, "Malacca and Macau share numerous historical and cultural heritages". Both coastal cities act as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, once ruled by the Portuguese. Like Macau, Malacca is famous for its tourism and heritage. The times interviewed Datuk Yusof Bin Jantan, Chief Executive Officer of the Malacca State Development Corporation. The politician was also the mayor of Malacca from 2008 to 2010, during which he signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Malaysian city and Macau.

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Macau Heritage

Macau HeritageThe Historic Centre of Macau is a collection of over twenty locations that witness the unique assimilation and co-existence of Chinese and Portuguese cultures in Macau, a former Portuguese colony. It represents the architectural legacies of the city's cultural heritage, including monuments such as urban squares, streetscapes, churches and temples.

In 2005 the Historic Centre of Macau was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, making it the 31st designated World Heritage site in China. It was described by UNESCO as: "with its historic street, residential, religious and public Portuguese and Chinese buildings, the historic centre of Macao provides a unique testimony to the meeting of aesthetic, cultural, architectural and technological influences from East and West," and " bears witness to one of the earliest and longest-lasting encounters between China and the West, based on the vibrancy of international trade".

Malacca Heritage

Malacca Heritage

Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca 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. With its government buildings, churches, squares and fortifications, Melaka demonstrates the early stages of this history originating in the 15th-century Malay sultanate and the Portuguese and Dutch periods beginning in the early 16th century. Featuring residential and commercial buildings, George Town represents the British era from the end of the 18th century. The two towns constitute a unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia.

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