UTM-SEC Collaboration Makes Real Contributions to Reconciling Tensions between Tourism and Heritage Conservation in Melaka

Prof. Amran Hamzah presenting the first Keynote paper and leads the way to the ensuing lively discussions and debates.

UTM Department of Urban Regional Planning, together with the prestigious Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC), made real contributions to Melaka’s tourism development and heritage conservation through leading an enlightening discussion and generating lively debates on reconciling tensions between tourism and heritage conservation in Melaka World Heritage City.
The One-day Workshop on Reconciling Tensions between Tourism and Heritage Conservation in Melaka World Heritage City, organised by the Melaka World Heritage Office on 19 August 2015, was attended by over 80 tour operators, tourist guides, hoteliers, NGOs, local community and business representatives, relevant government officials, scholars and historians who were concerned about tourism and heritage conservation issues in Melaka World Heritage Site.

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