The Mixed Impact of The Heritage Listing

By Adelyn Yeoh, Ng Huei Ling

September 2012 FEATURE
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A film crew at work in Khoo Kongsi.
It has been four years since George Town was placed along with Malacca on the Unesco World Heritage Site List. A question worth asking now is, how has the listing impacted the local economy, surrounding area and community?The most obvious place to start when assessing the impact that the Unesco World Heritage Site (WHS) listing has had on George Town over the last four years is to look at the change in the number and type of tourists visiting sites...

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Adelyn Yeoh

is an undergraduate student at Mount Holyoke College, US.

Ng Huei Ling

is an undergraduate student at the National University of Singapore.