Heritage tourism management in the World Heritage Sites, Malaysia: Legal and planning issues

Siti Sarah Sulaiman, Nurasma Yahaya, Md Khalid Rasyikah

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

The foundation of heritage tourism is heritage attractions. This paper will highlight two heritage sites in peninsular Malaysia that are of international acclaim namely Melaka and Georgetown Historic Cities. The two heritage sites have been declared asWorld Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on 7 July 2008. These heritage cities are considered as the sources or supply for heritage tourism. It is irreplaceable yet it can be subjected to damage or destruction due to weather, aging, modernization and even due tourism impact. In order to meet the demands from the increasing numbers of tourists more hotels, food outlets, information counters, kiosks, shops and recreational facilities are being developed. Apart from that uncontrolled activities of tourists can also affect the monument and the ecosystems in the area. Thus, a good policy and management plan should be prepared in order to make sure Melaka and Georgetown will be protected from adverse impact of rapid development thus remaining in theWorld Heritage List. There are several legislations which have been identified to govern heritage tourism namely the National Heritage Act 2005 which directly related to the conservation of heritage site, the Town and Country Planning Act 1976, the Street Drainage & Building Act 1974, the National Land Code 1965 and the Uniform Buildings By-Laws 1984 is applied. Policies made at the state level will also be discussed. At the end of the paper, setback of the laws, challenges post to the area of heritage tourism and possible improvement will be highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations
PublisherCRC Press
Pages447-452
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780203075364
ISBN (Print)9780415621335
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Recreational facilities
Hotels
Malaysia
tourism
Modernization
Ecosystems
Drainage
Conservation
planning
Aging of materials
City Planning
Planning
United Nations
Weather
Social Change
Legislation
tourists
Ecosystem
Food
modernization

Keywords

  • Heritage tourism
  • Legislations
  • Policies
  • Tourists
  • World heritage site

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

Cite this

Sulaiman, S. S., Yahaya, N., & Rasyikah, M. K. (2012). Heritage tourism management in the World Heritage Sites, Malaysia: Legal and planning issues. In Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations (pp. 447-452). CRC Press.

Heritage tourism management in the World Heritage Sites, Malaysia : Legal and planning issues. / Sulaiman, Siti Sarah; Yahaya, Nurasma; Rasyikah, Md Khalid.

Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations. CRC Press, 2012. p. 447-452.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Sulaiman, SS, Yahaya, N & Rasyikah, MK 2012, Heritage tourism management in the World Heritage Sites, Malaysia: Legal and planning issues. in Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations. CRC Press, pp. 447-452.
Sulaiman SS, Yahaya N, Rasyikah MK. Heritage tourism management in the World Heritage Sites, Malaysia: Legal and planning issues. In Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations. CRC Press. 2012. p. 447-452
Sulaiman, Siti Sarah ; Yahaya, Nurasma ; Rasyikah, Md Khalid. / Heritage tourism management in the World Heritage Sites, Malaysia : Legal and planning issues. Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations. CRC Press, 2012. pp. 447-452
@inbook{98bb7d5aaa2a4e68a959958a1e87a527,
title = "Heritage tourism management in the World Heritage Sites, Malaysia: Legal and planning issues",
abstract = "The foundation of heritage tourism is heritage attractions. This paper will highlight two heritage sites in peninsular Malaysia that are of international acclaim namely Melaka and Georgetown Historic Cities. The two heritage sites have been declared asWorld Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on 7 July 2008. These heritage cities are considered as the sources or supply for heritage tourism. It is irreplaceable yet it can be subjected to damage or destruction due to weather, aging, modernization and even due tourism impact. In order to meet the demands from the increasing numbers of tourists more hotels, food outlets, information counters, kiosks, shops and recreational facilities are being developed. Apart from that uncontrolled activities of tourists can also affect the monument and the ecosystems in the area. Thus, a good policy and management plan should be prepared in order to make sure Melaka and Georgetown will be protected from adverse impact of rapid development thus remaining in theWorld Heritage List. There are several legislations which have been identified to govern heritage tourism namely the National Heritage Act 2005 which directly related to the conservation of heritage site, the Town and Country Planning Act 1976, the Street Drainage & Building Act 1974, the National Land Code 1965 and the Uniform Buildings By-Laws 1984 is applied. Policies made at the state level will also be discussed. At the end of the paper, setback of the laws, challenges post to the area of heritage tourism and possible improvement will be highlighted.",
keywords = "Heritage tourism, Legislations, Policies, Tourists, World heritage site",
author = "Sulaiman, {Siti Sarah} and Nurasma Yahaya and Rasyikah, {Md Khalid}",
year = "2012",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English",
isbn = "9780415621335",
pages = "447--452",
booktitle = "Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations",
publisher = "CRC Press",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - Heritage tourism management in the World Heritage Sites, Malaysia

T2 - Legal and planning issues

AU - Sulaiman, Siti Sarah

AU - Yahaya, Nurasma

AU - Rasyikah, Md Khalid

PY - 2012/1/1

Y1 - 2012/1/1

N2 - The foundation of heritage tourism is heritage attractions. This paper will highlight two heritage sites in peninsular Malaysia that are of international acclaim namely Melaka and Georgetown Historic Cities. The two heritage sites have been declared asWorld Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on 7 July 2008. These heritage cities are considered as the sources or supply for heritage tourism. It is irreplaceable yet it can be subjected to damage or destruction due to weather, aging, modernization and even due tourism impact. In order to meet the demands from the increasing numbers of tourists more hotels, food outlets, information counters, kiosks, shops and recreational facilities are being developed. Apart from that uncontrolled activities of tourists can also affect the monument and the ecosystems in the area. Thus, a good policy and management plan should be prepared in order to make sure Melaka and Georgetown will be protected from adverse impact of rapid development thus remaining in theWorld Heritage List. There are several legislations which have been identified to govern heritage tourism namely the National Heritage Act 2005 which directly related to the conservation of heritage site, the Town and Country Planning Act 1976, the Street Drainage & Building Act 1974, the National Land Code 1965 and the Uniform Buildings By-Laws 1984 is applied. Policies made at the state level will also be discussed. At the end of the paper, setback of the laws, challenges post to the area of heritage tourism and possible improvement will be highlighted.

AB - The foundation of heritage tourism is heritage attractions. This paper will highlight two heritage sites in peninsular Malaysia that are of international acclaim namely Melaka and Georgetown Historic Cities. The two heritage sites have been declared asWorld Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on 7 July 2008. These heritage cities are considered as the sources or supply for heritage tourism. It is irreplaceable yet it can be subjected to damage or destruction due to weather, aging, modernization and even due tourism impact. In order to meet the demands from the increasing numbers of tourists more hotels, food outlets, information counters, kiosks, shops and recreational facilities are being developed. Apart from that uncontrolled activities of tourists can also affect the monument and the ecosystems in the area. Thus, a good policy and management plan should be prepared in order to make sure Melaka and Georgetown will be protected from adverse impact of rapid development thus remaining in theWorld Heritage List. There are several legislations which have been identified to govern heritage tourism namely the National Heritage Act 2005 which directly related to the conservation of heritage site, the Town and Country Planning Act 1976, the Street Drainage & Building Act 1974, the National Land Code 1965 and the Uniform Buildings By-Laws 1984 is applied. Policies made at the state level will also be discussed. At the end of the paper, setback of the laws, challenges post to the area of heritage tourism and possible improvement will be highlighted.

KW - Heritage tourism

KW - Legislations

KW - Policies

KW - Tourists

KW - World heritage site

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85055178713&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85055178713&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Chapter

AN - SCOPUS:85055178713

SN - 9780415621335

SP - 447

EP - 452

BT - Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Research and Innovations

PB - CRC Press

ER -