Thursday, April 16, 2009

Can old Kuching be developed as a world heritage site?

KUCHING: The Sarawak Tourism Federation (STF), in collaboration with the Sarawak Heritage Society, is organising a heritage talk next Tuesday at the Performing Arts Theatre, Block J of the Old Kuching Courthouse Complex.

The talk is to introduce the concept of World Heritage, its importance and relevance to the government and its people.

Two prominent speakers Laurence Loh from Penang and Lye Pi Chin from Malacca will be sharing their experiences and endeavours for the joint World Heritage Listing.

A professional architect of 35 years and graduate of the Architectural Association of London, Loh is a member of the International Council of Monuments and Sites.

He is a consultant to ICCROM, Unesco, World Bank, Penang State government, Hong Kong Antiquities and Monuments Board, Hong Kong Urban Renewal Authority, Penang Heritage Trust and Singapore Tourism Board.

As a testimony to his experience in historic conservation locally and internationally and his status as a leading regional architect, Loh was the International Assessor in Macau’s successful bid for listing as a World Heritage Site.

Continue reading (incl. pics) at: Can old Kuching be developed as a world heritage site?

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