Uplifting the Potential of Kinta Valley Post-Industrial Mining Landscape for World Heritage Nomination
The distinct landscape of the Kinta Valley is undeniably unique in its ability to narrate significant processes in Peninsular Malaysia’s history and culture. Tin mining brought about massive development to the Valley’s landscape, evidenced in the making of modern Kinta and Kampar Districts today. The focus of this paper is accordingly upon the potential of Kinta Valley as a World Heritage Listed mining cultural landscape having regard to the status of derelict mining sites internationally and their inclusion on the World Heritage List. The rich cultural tapestry that is evident today provides a significant living heritage platform to understand and appreciate the diversity of Malaysia’s cultural landscapes.
Keywords: Cultural Landscape as Heritage; Heritage Conservation; Post-Industrial Mining Landscape; Kinta Valley.
eISSN 2514-751X © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER, ABRA & cE-Bs by E-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.