Handling the Intangibles: Heritage Management in George Town


The road to becoming a World Heritage site was not easy for George Town and Melaka – the paperwork, inventorying, filing and so on all required exhaustive work. Dossiers submitted to Unesco in 2004, for example, were deemed incomplete, and it took four years for them to be revised and evaluated. But finally, the joint inscription of both cities as World Heritage sites in 2008 became a reality.

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