via The Star, 18 July 2018: The Portuguese community is one of the oldest communities living in the Melaka World Heritage Site.
via Jakarta Post, 09 July 2018:
via The Conversation, 11 July 2018: a piece by Josephine Caust
With colleague Dr Mariana Vecco, I recently published a research article about these issues. Some of our recommendations for vulnerable sites include:
- introducing control of visitor numbers as a matter of urgency
- tighter planning controls on adjacent development
- querying the use of sites for any tourist activities
- auditing sites for damage already incurred.
All of this should occur if UNESCO status is to be continued. However, there is also a bigger conversation we need to have – should tourists visit vulnerable sites and practices?
Hoi An is still a beautiful town but the presence of “wall to wall” tourists mars it. Sadly, as long as UNESCO status is used more as a marketing device than a route to preservation, the situation will continue to deteriorate.
via Bangkok Post, 10 July 2018:
via Viet Nam News, 11 May 2018:
The central province, in co-operation with the Institute for Conservation of Monuments under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will begin an urgent project to protect B3 tower in the UNESCO-recognised Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary from collapse before rainy season.
Source: Chăm tower to be reinforced
via VN Express, 06 May 2018:
A Vietnamese expert says Indian archeologists entrusted with restoring a Cham temple complex have been careless.
via Bangkok Post, 30 April 2018:
Ruins and ancient sites are always under threat from time and disaster. The great flood of 2011, for instance, damaged 128 archeological sites on and around the city island of Ayutthaya. After the incident, the government provided a budget of 600 million baht for the clean-up and restoration work, and there was also financial and technical aid from Unesco, as well as certain foreign countries.
Source: Preserving history
via Khmer Times, 15 December 2017
via Khmer Times, 15 December 2017:
via Khmer Times, 15 December 2017: Interview with Unesco Cambodia chief Anne Lemaistre