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Chapter 6 Place Making in George Town, Malaysia

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-911396-58-1-4052

ISBN: 978-1-911396-58-1

Published: November 2018

Component type: chapter

Published in: The Planning and Management of Responsible Urban Heritage Destinations in Asia

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-911396-58-1-4018

Abstract

Chapter 3 provided several examples of the planning and management of urban heritage areas and their resources. This chapter describes the experience of George Town, where the government directed a top-down planning exercise, as expected of a World Heritage property. The process had significant government attention and investment, both financial and technical.
The island of Penang in northern Malaysia (Figure 4.2) has hosted a strong tourism industry since the 1970s when the state government decided to develop the tourism industry to complement local manufacturing, as part of a strategy to generate jobs. This policy resulted in the development of the island’s north coast as beachside resorts, which until the mid-1990s made Penang a top tourism destination. This beachside resort model was copied widely throughout Southeast Asia, resulting in competition from neighbouring countries, including Thailand and Indonesia. Meanwhile, Penang’s own appeal was undermined, however, by over-development and pollution.

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Contributors

  • Neil Khor (Author)
  • Matt Benson (Author)

For the source title:

  • Professor Walter Jamieson, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University (Author)
  • Professor Richard A. Engelhardt, former UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific (Author)

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Khor & Benson, 2018

Khor, N. & Benson, M. (2018) "Chapter 6 Place Making in George Town, Malaysia" In: Jamieson, P.W. & Engelhardt, P.R.A. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-911396-58-1-4052

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George Town World Heritage Inc. (2016). George Town: Historic cities of the straits of Malacca: Special area plan. George Town, Penang: State Government of Penang.

Malaysian Federal Department of Town and Country Planning. (2018). National Physical Plan 2 2017. Ministry of Housing and Local Government.

UNESCO World Heritage Committee. (n.a). World Heritage Convention. Retrieved from https://whc.unesco.org/en/convention/

UNESCO World Heritage Committee. (2008). Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca. UNESCO. Retrieved from https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1223

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