Michael anak Kenyalang Profile

Travel has always been my passion, and fortunately, became my job. It appears that most of the Heritage Sites are the major tourist spots in a country, so I started counting in 2012 when I went on my first Europe Grand Tour.

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Lenggong Valley

Michael anak Kenyalang Malaysia - 18-Jan-19

Lenggong Valley

Visited the multiple sites in January 2019. I was invited by the Lenggong Museum authority to join an expedition on training the local guides. We started from the archaeological museum where the Kota Tampan site is situated. The museum is now reopened after two years of renovation with first floor containing artefacts and the famous Perak Man skeleton. The second floor is more to general information and two suevites with stone axes from Bukit Bunuh, evidence to proof that Lenggong was occupied as early as 1.83 million years ago, the earliest outside Africa. The Kota Tampan site behind the museum was a bit disappointing as the roof that covered the site was being torn down by the monkeys and the site got flooded after the rain.

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Wadi Al-Hitan

Michael anak Kenyalang Malaysia - 11-Dec-18

Wadi Al-Hitan

I visited this WHS in April 2017 on the day before leaving Egypt. I'm an amateur paleontologist and fossil collector, so visiting Wadi Al-Hitan was already in my plan besides seeing the ancient civilization. Since collecting Natural WHS is harder than the cultural one, I was determined to put this on my list as it's not too far from Cairo. 

But it wasn't easy at all. Because I was traveling alone, all the travel agencies at the Tahrir Square could only put me in the waiting list for a bigger group. I was lucky when a group of 7 foreign students studying in Cairo University decided to join the tour. So we took off quite early in the morning as the journey to the first stop took a solid 3 hours. The first stop was a place with a lot of round rocks formation where they called it "watermelons". At this desert site you can clearly see the mark of ancient water flow. Then we went to the on site museum where you could see the evolution of the whale (Basilosaurus isis) where the small hind limbs still attached to the big body. The in situ fossils are just next to the museum with numbers along the path

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Joya de Ceren

Michael anak Kenyalang Malaysia - 11-Dec-18

Joya de Ceren

I visited this WHS in September 2016 during my Latin Grand Tour which last for 7 months. This is a very interesting WHS as most of the WHS in Latin America are related to Aztec, Mayan, Inca or Spaniards glory history, and Joya de Ceren is more to the daily life of the Pre-Columbian Mayan 1400 years ago. The ashes from the nearby Loma Caldera volcano eruption covered and preserved the site in time capsule, just like Leon Viejo and Pompeii.  

I recommend to visit the museum first before entering the archaeological site so that one will have a better understanding of what's in the archaeological zone

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The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier

Michael anak Kenyalang Malaysia - 29-Oct-18

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier

I visited the Casa Curutchet in Argentina on the day after its inscription as WHS in 2016.

It's on the right side of the Rivadavia Park so it's quite easy to find. From outside you can already see some of the principle elements Le Corbusier used on his architecture design, including free facade and long windows.This might look normal to you but imagine this was built in 1953 where majority of the buildings were built on bricks (you can compare to the buildings both on the left and right). This really stands out as a modern architecture and many architects followed his concept of design. That's why it's inscribed as a World Heritage Site.

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Peking Man Site

Michael anak Kenyalang Malaysia - 13-Aug-18

Peking Man Site

Visited this site in July 2018 as my last WHS in Beijing.

I took the metro YanFang Line to the second last station FangShanChengGuan and changed to Fang38 bus which go straight to the entrance of the site. I was told by the front desk that the whole site is under renovation, which has been going for 2 years and no sign of completion. And she even emphasized that the only thing to do inside was to "go hiking".

Since I was already there I decided to go in. The main site where they found the skulls was closed down and under construction, but you can still go up the path leading to the observation deck where you can take a glimpse of how it's like in the past. The same path will lead you to more sites and caves

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Profile Data

Name
Michael anak Kenyalang
Country
Malaysia
Most Impressive
Rapa Nui, Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu, Egypt Pyramids, Komodo Islands, Borobudur.
Proposal
Borneo Tropical Rainforest, Borneo; Sarawak Dayak Longhouses, Borneo; Bagan, Myanmar; Plain of Jars, Laos.

Recently Visited WHS

Update 18.02.19
Rating Stats
Angkor 5
Chavin 5
Copan 5
Cuzco 5
Hoi An 5
Iguacu 5
Kandy 5
Rome 5
Sintra 5
Uxmal 5
Chan Chan 4.5
Avila 4
Belem 4
Potosi 4
Prague 4
Quito 4
Riga 4
Toledo 4
Yazd 4
Lima 3.5
My Son 3.5
Novgorod 3.5
Segovia 3.5
Sucre 3.5
Tallinn 3.5
Yaroslavl 3.5
Bolgar 3
Macao 3
Puebla 3
Vat Phou 2.5
Hué 2
Susa 2
  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library (T)
  2. Ancient cities of Upper Myanmar : Innwa, Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, Mandalay (T)
  3. Ancient Ruin of Drukgyel Dzong (T)
  4. Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City (T)
  5. Bagan Archaeological Area and Monuments (T)
  6. Buenos Aires – La Plata: Two capitals of the Culture of Modernity, Eclecticism and Immigration (T)
  7. Centre historique d'Irkoutsk (T)
  8. City Walls of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (T)
  9. Cretaceous Dinosaur Fossil Sites in the Mongolian Gobi (T)
  10. Cultural Landscape of Salt Towns (T)
  11. Cultural Landscape of the Lower Basin of the Chicamocha River (T)
  12. Dahab (T)
  13. Dali Chanshan Mountain and Erhai Lake Scenic Spot (T)
  14. Desert Landscapes of the Mongolian Great Gobi (T)
  15. Dzongs: the centre of temporal and religious authorities (Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, Paro Dzong, Trongsa Dzong and Dagana Dzong) (T)
  16. El Fayoum (T)
  17. Fenghuang Ancient City (T)
  18. FRIM Selangor Forest Park (T)
  19. Gebel Qatrani Area, Lake Qaroun Nature Reserve (T)
  20. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  21. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  22. Inle Lake (T)
  23. La Rambla (promenade maritime) de la Cité de Montevideo (T)
  24. Lake Titicaca (T)
  25. National Park (Taman Negara) of Peninsular Malaysia (T)
  26. Oasis of Fayoum, hydraulic remains and ancient cultural landscapes (T)
  27. Persepolis and other relevant buildings (T)
  28. Phimai, its Cultural Route and the Associated Temples of Phanomroong and Muangtam (T)
  29. Protected area of Lake Atitlán: multiple use (T)
  30. Ring of cenotes of Chicxulub Crater, Yucatan (T)
  31. Sacred Sites associated with Phajo Drugom Zhigpo and his descendants (T)
  32. Sacred Titicaca Lake (T)
  33. Seruwila to Sri Pada (Sacred Foot Print Shrine), Ancient pilgrim route along the Mahaweli river in Sri Lanka (T)
  34. Shush (T)
  35. Shwedagon Pagoda on Singuttara Hill (T)
  36. Silk Route (Also as Silk Road) (T)
  37. Site of Southern Yue State (T)
  38. Sites Megalithiques de la province de Xieng Khouang (T)
  39. Taq-e Bostan (T)
  40. Tayrona and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Parks and their Archaeological Sites (T)
  41. That Luang de Vientiane (T)
  42. The Caspian Shore Defensive Constructions (T)
  43. The Central Axis of Beijing (including Beihai) (T)
  44. The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá (Ruta Colonial Transístmica de Panamá) (T)
  45. The Historic Centre of Cajamarca (T)
  46. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  47. The Old Town of Jakarta (Formerly old Batavia) and 4 Outlying Islands (Onrust, Kelor, Cipir dan Bidadari) (T)
  48. The Zandiyeh Ensemble of Fars Province (T)
  49. Town of Chichicastenango (T)
  50. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  51. Trans-Iranian Railway (T)
  52. Wooden Structures of Liao Dynasty - Wooden Pagoda of Yingxian County, Main Hall of Fengguo Monastery of Yixian County (T)

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