IIUM Repository (IREP)

Protection of intangible cultural heritage as a viable tourist product: Malaysia as a case study (touristic products and services)

Abdul Ghani Azmi, Ida Madieha and Nublan Zaky, Sharafina Zaky (2016) Protection of intangible cultural heritage as a viable tourist product: Malaysia as a case study (touristic products and services). In: EURASIA International Tourism Congress, 5-7 May 2016, Konya Turkey. (Unpublished)

[img] PDF - Submitted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (982kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

The realisation of the importance of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) has led governments around the world to protect these resources in order to promote tourism. Malaysia, in this respect, is not exceptional. Having ratified the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013, Malaysia is bound to identify and define the various elements of the ICH present in its territory and ensure its protection. It is the purpose of the paper to discuss the available protection for ICH that could be developed further to attract tourists. In particular, the paper seeks to examine the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and the existing heritage laws in Malaysia. The existing laws refer to the National Heritage Act 2005 as well as the States’ heritage enactments that provide for the preservation of cultural heritage resources at both federal and state levels. The problems to be addressed include, inter alia, lack of proper understanding on the nature of ICH and narrow interpretations and scope of ICH. This paper concludes with some recommendations for legislative reform to better protect ICH and ensure the rapid development of tourism in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 810/53083
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intangible cultural heritage, preservation, tourism product, safeguarding, cultural tourism
Subjects: K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Ida Madieha Abdul Ghani Azmi
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 15:13
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2018 11:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53083

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year