Penang sets up panel for management of George Town

A 41-member panel made up of heritage and conservation experts has been set up and will meet later this week to discuss the managment of Malaysia’s World Heritage Site, George Town.

The Church.
photo credit: matrianklw

Heritage advisory panel set up for George Town
The Star, 09 August 2008

Penang forms committee to assist in heritage management plan
Bernama, via NST, 09 August 2008

Penang seeks soft loan for conservation
The Star 09 August 2008

The Penang Government has set up a state Heritage Steering Committee advisory panel to execute the World Heritage Site Management Plan for George Town.

Forty-one international and local conservation experts, non-governmental organisation representatives, historians, academicians and professionals are sitting on the panel, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said.

“The panel, chaired by me, will have its first meeting on Aug 16,” he told a press conference Saturday


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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