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Through the streets of George Town: Armenian Street

SOMEHOW heritage became an unquestionable value in itself in the everyday life of George Town ever since its Unesco World Heritage listing, and often there is no further attempt to conceptualise what exactly is “inherited”. By global standards, the city is young compared to places like Varanasi, Rome or Istanbul, but its 200 years of history which have united the narratives of colonialism, global migration, capitalism and cultural transformation is certainly an attractive one.

George Town is very much a living city and there are so many paths that it can choose.


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