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Malaysia's Melaka and George Town on World Heritage list.



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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's (UNESCO UNESCO: see United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
UNESCO
 in full United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
) World Heritage Committee has inscribed in·scribe  
tr.v. in·scribed, in·scrib·ing, in·scribes
1.
a. To write, print, carve, or engrave (words or letters) on or in a surface.

b. To mark or engrave (a surface) with words or letters.
 Melaka and George Town, Penang, into the UNESCO World Heritage List. The two Malaysian capitals now join the ranks of Gunung Mulu National Park Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, on the border with Brunei, is a World Heritage Site that encompasses incredible caves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting.  and Kinabalu Park, both inscribed into the list in 2000. Malaysia's inscription into the UNESCO World Heritage List joins other iconic landscapes and monuments such as China's Great Wall, India's Taj Mahal, the US' Grand Canyon and Australia's Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef, largest complex of coral reef in the world, c.1,250 mi (2,000 km) long, in the Coral Sea, forming a natural breakwater for the coast of Queensland, NE Australia. . The list, decided by the World Heritage Committee, is based on nominations of properties by countries which have adhered to the World Heritage Convention. By identifying and nominating properties to be considered for the list, these countries give details of how a property is protected and provide a management plan for its upkeep. The countries are also expected to protect the World Heritage values of the properties inscribed and are encouraged to report periodically on their condition. Malaysia has also submitted two other nominations for future consideration: the Taman Negara National Park Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means "national park" in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².  in Pahang and the Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary and Batang Ai National Park Batang Ai National Park is located in the Sri Aman Division of Sarawak, in eastern Malaysia on the island of Borneo. It is located in Lubok Antu, some 250 kilometers east of Kuching.  in Sarawak. The UNESCO World Heritage List has 878 properties all over the world comprising 679 cultural, 174 natural and 25 mixed properties in 145 countries.

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