Caring for George Town the Correct Way

By Lim Sok Swan

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Ten years ago on July 8, 2008, George Town and Melaka, two historic cities on the Straits of Malacca which developed through trading and cultural exchanges between the East and the West, were listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site.While the mood was (and still is) celebratory, it called to attention the monumental job of protecting and managing the two cities and their multifaceted heritage.Roofs of George Town.The SAP in a NutshellIn giving the honour to the two cities,...

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Lim Sok Swan

is currently focusing on heritage studies. She believes that more understanding among different groups and cultures can make Malaysia a better home for all.