Local community must take ownership, protect heritage site: GTWHI manager

George Town World Heritage Incorporated general manager Aang Ming Chee said the local community, building owners and others stakeholders all have roles to play in sustaining and preserving the city’s cultural heritage.

“The rows of shophouses being bought and redeveloped are mostly by Malaysians, this is because foreigners own less than four per cent of the properties within the world heritage site,” she said.

“GTWHI has taken proactive steps to overcome these over-development issues by working with local groups on cultural mapping, aiding the creative industry, conducting cultural documentation and promotion of the site,” she said.

She said stakeholders should stop complaining and blaming others when they do not proactively do their part.

Full article on Malay Mail: https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/07/03/george-town-community-must-take-ownership-protect-heritage-site-says-locati/1767880

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