Malacca’s heritage comes alive at celebration
By ALLISON LAI
Photos by A. MALEX YAHAYA
MALACCA: Scores of locals and tourists here were treated to a cultural extravaganza during a celebration to commemorate the historic city’s third year anniversary as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Held at the compound in front of the Independence Memorial next to the ruins of the 16th century Portuguese A Famosa Fort in Bandar Hilir, the night-long celebration was a colourful and lively display of the city’s unique heritage.
The celebration was given a nostalgic touch when a re-enactment of Feb 20, 1956 – the day when the nation’s founding father the late Tunku Abdul Rahman had returned from London.
He was received by thousands of people here in an hour-long musical theatre.
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