Mbaru Niang Cultural Heritage Village in Flores Island

Mbaru Niang Cultural Village (Image courtesy of UNESCO)

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Mbaru Niang, a village of traditional houses in Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia has been honoured with the Award of Excellence in the 2012 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

Mbaru Niang in Wae Rebo Village, Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia received an Award of Excellence. The community-led rebuilding project, initiated by the voluntary effort of Indonesia’s Rumah Asuh Foundation, is exceptional for the way that it successfully engaged with a broad range of conservation issues at the local level. Through the valorization of traditional knowledge in continuing architectural form and construction practices, the project has re-established sustainability of the local built environment and has promoted the pride and spirit of the community.

For more detail about the 2012 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. Visit unescobkk.org

Mbaru Niang traditional houses, you stole my heart.

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