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As a new World Heritage Site, the city of George Town faces many challenges. 'The Economics of Revitalization' is the theme of a conference designed to learn from international speakers and to engage local stakeholders, in order to formulate the correct approaches and broaden the movement to revitalize the George Town World Heritage Site.

Panels are organised according to the following themes:

  • Optimising returns from cultural tourism
  • Value adding to property & business in the World Heritage Site & its surroundings
  • Developing a win-win-win relationship with community organisations
  • Effective enabling & enforcement: The role of government

The event is organised as part of the first anniversary celebration of the Straits of Melaka World Heritage Listing.

For more information about George Town World Heritage Site, check out http://www.igeorgetownpenang.com/

World Heritage Listing for George Town

On 7 July 2008 Melaka and George Town were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The World Heritage inscription validates the "Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca" as places with unique cultural assets, representing three Outstanding Universal Values (OUVs):

  • exceptional examples of multicultural trading towns permeated with layers of history
  • living testimony to the cultural and religious diversity reflected in our multicultural living heritage, and
  • intact townscapes of vernacular architecture, particularly of shophouses and townhouses.

For further information
UNESCO World Heritage website
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1223

George Town: The Challenge of World Heritage Listing
by Khoo Salma Nasution
Heritage Asia October-December 2008
Click here for pdf article

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Click here to join
this conference
(registration form
in PDF)

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Conference brochure
with program, speakers' profile and registration form, download here.

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Click here for
more information
about George Town
World Heritage Site.

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Click here for further information
UNESCO World
Heritage website
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

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George Town:
The Challenge
of World
Heritage Listing

by Khoo Salma Nasution
Heritage Asia
October-December 2008

Click here
for pdf article

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