Heritage building conservation in Malaysia: Experience and challenges

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In Malaysia, conservation of heritage buildings is initiated by the government and private sector. The establishment of National Heritage Department of Malaysia in year 2006 has shown the government's effort to appreciate the existing of heritage buildings in Malaysia. The Department will ensure every requirement in National Heritage Act 2005 will be complied by respective Authorities. In addition the listing of George Town and Malacca as UNESCO Heritage site on 7 July 2008 has put Malaysia as of the country to promote heritage tourism. The listing under UNESCO heritage site to be supported by relevant stakeholders inclusive of building owner, professional and competent technical person to ensure the efforts of heritage conservation in Malaysia will be successful. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.




Harun, S. N. (2011). Heritage building conservation in Malaysia: Experience and challenges. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 20, pp. 41–53). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2011.11.137

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