The Strait of Malacca runs between Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. It is an important shipping lane connecting the West and the East and part of the Silkroad of the Sea. The Malaysian port city, Malacca, still has a rich atmosphere of its Western colonial past. Together with George Town, Malacca was inscribed in 2008 as a joint World Heritage Site: Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca. Located Southeast of these old cities at the southeastern tip of the Strait of Malacca is Singapore. Its skyline of skyscrapers is a symbol of the development of modern Southeast Asia.