General Manager Office

DR ANG MING CHEE

Dr Ang Ming Chee

General Manager
angmingchee[at]gtwhi[dot]com[dot]my

Fields of Expertise

  • Resource Mobilisation
  • Project Management
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Cultural Heritage Policy-making
  • Conflict Management

ABOUT ME

Dr ANG Ming Chee is General Manager of George Town World Heritage Incorporated and a facilitator of the UNESCO Global Network of Facilitators on Intangible Cultural Heritage. Born and raised in the inner city of George Town, she carries her duties with much passion and fervour, incorporating innovative ideas and holistic management on the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site for the benefit of the local people. Specialising in resource mobilisation, policy making, project management and risk assessment, Dr Ang has incorporated built conservation with elements of disaster risk reduction and intangible cultural heritage safeguarding to create a sustainable heritage city for the people who live in, work in and use George Town.

I am a rich Site Manager because I always go home with lots of job satisfaction and big smiles in my heart. This job is very difficult, with unlimited deadlocks and missions impossible, and often the GTWHI team must crack our heads for new initiatives to solve problems. Every little step we take to reach a solution brings joy to us, and to the local community here. So I always go home as a rich site manager, full of smiles and gratitude from working as the Site Manager for George Town.

  • General Manager, George Town World Heritage Incorporated (2016 – current).
  • Facilitator, UNESCO Global Network of Facilitators on Intangible Cultural Heritage (2018 – current).
  • Executive Producer, George Town Heritage Celebrations (2016 – current).
  • Chairperson, Sia Boey Archaeological Advisory Panel (2018 – current).
  • Chairperson, Penang Public Arts Review Panel (2016 – current).
  • Deputy Chairperson, Technical Review Panel, City Council of Penang Island (2016 – current).
  • Committee Member, Penang Tourism Master Plan Committee (2020 – current).
  • Committee Member, Guar Kepah Archaeological Advisory Panel (2017 – current).
  • Committee Member, Penang Transportation Master Plan Committee (2016 – current).
  • Training for Trainers on Intangible Cultural Heritage for Facilitators from the Asia Pacific Region, UNESCO Section for Intangible Cultural Heritage, 2018.
  • International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage, UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, 2017. http://www.r-dmuch.jp/en/project/itc.html
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage Capacity Building Workshop, National Heritage Department of Malaysia, 2016 – 2017.
  • Certificate of Participation on Collections Care in Museums and Galleries, Artlab Australia, 2017.
  • Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Lund University, Sweden, 2013 – 2014.
  • Certificate of Public Health, Jodhpur National University, India, 2012.
  • 2017, Technical Review Committee for Conservation of Old Sarawak Museum, Malaysia.
  • 2015, Deputy General Manager, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Malaysia.
  • 2014 – 2015, Consultant, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Malaysia.
  • 2015, Research Fellow, Centre for East and South East Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden. https://www.ace.lu.se/
  • 2013 – 2014, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for East and South East Asian Studies,  Lund University, Sweden. https://www.ace.lu.se/
  • 2012 – 2013, Research Fellow and Senior Analyst, Penang Institute, Malaysia. https://penanginstitute.org/
  • 2010 – 2011, Visiting Fellow, Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. https://diplomacy.nccu.edu.tw/main.php
  • 2003 – 2006, Research and Project Coordinator, Institute for Dispute Resolution, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. https://www.kku.ac.th/
  • 2001 – 2002, Research Officer, Research and Education for Peace Unit, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. http://www.rep.usm.my/index.php/en/

Ongoing

  • 2020, Tangible Heritage Workshops Series, George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2020, BPEN Video on Enhancing Sustainable Tourism Education in the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
  • 2020, Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity Building (continuous programme).
  • 2019 – Current, Climate Vulnerability Index for George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2017 – Current, Nomination Application for Masjid Jamek Batu Uban under National Heritage Act 2005.
  • 2017 – Current, Nomination Application for Wadda Gurdwara Sahib under National Heritage Act 2005.

Ongoing

  • 2020 – current, George Town World Heritage Incorporated Heritage Recognition and Awards, George Town, Malaysia. 
  • 2020 – current, George Town World Heritage Incorporated Book Donation Programme to Educational Institutions Nationwide, Malaysia. 
  • 2020, Tangible Heritage Workshop Series, George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2019 – current, First Aid for Cultural Heritage in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2019 – current, Google Cultural Institute: Google Arts and Culture Partnership Programme for George Town, Malaysia. 
  • 2019 – current, Repair and Restoration of George Town World Heritage Incorporated Office Premises at No. 116 and 118, Lebuh Acheh, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2019 – current, Video on Enhancing Sustainable Tourism Education in the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2019 – current, Climate Vulnerability Index for George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2019 – current, Quantitative Documentation of Vibration and Tilt in Buildings within George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2019 – current, “We are Site Manager” Publication Project, George Town, Malaysia. 
  • 2018 – current, George Town Heritage Habitat Seed Fund for Long-Term Tenants of George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2018 – current, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Museums, and Creative Industry, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2018 – current, “UNESCO World Heritage Site State of Conservation Reporting of Conservation of the Historic City of George Town, Pulau Pinang”, George Town, Malaysia. 
  • 2018 – current, Intangible Cultural Heritage Capacity Building Workshops, George Town, Malaysia. 
  • 2017 – current, Nomination of Penang Teong Guan Ceremonies and Festivals for the Inscription to the UNESCO Representative List of the Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016 – current, Conservation and Restoration of Graves and Inscriptions at the Protestant Cemetery Site, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016 – current, Measured Drawings for Heritage Buildings Category I, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016 – current, Cultural Heritage Education Programme, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016 – current, Restoration and Conservation of Old Documents and Maps for The Penang Botanic Gardens, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016 – current, Sia Boey Rejuvenation Project – An Urban Archaeological Park in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016 – current, “UNESCO World Heritage Site State of Conservation Reporting on Heritage Impact Assessment of the Proposed Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit, Penang” at Sia Boey, George Town, Malaysia. 

 

Completed

  • 2020, Post-Disaster Damage Assessment, Risk Report and Recovery Strategies for No. 134, 136, 138, 140, 142 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2019, Restoration of Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple Opera Stage, 57, Lebuh Armenian, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2019, George Town Festival: A Festival for Everyone, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2019, George Town Heritage Celebrations: Let’s Celebrate – Rituals and Festive Events, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2019, One Shophouse One Pot Project, George Town, Malaysia. 
  • 2019, UNESCO Community Advocacy Plan: George Town as a Resilient City with Fire Extinguishers and Smoke Detectors, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2019, Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi Mural Painting Conservation and Talent Cultivation Project, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2018 – 2019, UNESCO Pilot Project: Community-Based Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2018 – 2019, Textile Conservation Capacity Training for the Local Community in George Town, Malaysia.
  • 2018 – 2019, Conservation and Restoration of Ta Kam Hong Building (Penang Goldsmith Association, No. 41 Lebuh Muntri 10200, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2018 – 2019, Conservations and Restoration of  Penang Grocers’ Association, No. 4, Rope Walk, 10100 George Town, Penang.
  • 2018 – 2019, Conservation of Cannons and Cannonballs from Fort Cornwallis, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2018 – 2019, UNESCO Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit for George Town, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2018, International Conference on Managing Urban Cultural Heritage, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2018, George Town Heritage Celebrations, “Potential: From the Past, to the Present, for the Future”, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of George Town as UNESCO World Heritage Site, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2018, Exhibition on “George Town: Beautiful and Irregular”, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2017 – 2018, UNESCO Disaster Risk Reduction Phase 2: Technical Support to the Island of Mozambique Through Peer Exchange. 
  • 2017 – 2018, Conservation and Restoration of Ng Fook Thong Cantonese Districts Association Temple, 407, Lebuh Chulia, 10200, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2017, Exhibition and Performances of Taiwanese Cultural Heritage in Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2017, Sub-Regional Meeting for Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in Southeast Asia, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2017, Feasibility Study Prior to the Introduction of the Rent Regulation Enactment, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2017, George Town Heritage Celebrations, “Walk the Talk: Oral Traditions and Expressions”, to commemorate the 9th Anniversary of George Town as UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2017, Research for Proposed Inscription of Penang Botanic Gardens as UNESCO World Heritage Site (Phase 2), Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2017, Updating the Tangible Heritage Building Inventories in Buffer Area, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2017, Video Documentation for Intangible Heritage, Continuity for Phase 2 and Phase 3, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2017, Workshop on Collections Care in Museums and Galleries, organized by Artlab Australia, Penang State Museum and George Town World Heritage Incorporated.
  • 2017, Seminar on Implementation of Special Area Plan, organized by George Town World Heritage Incorporated, PlanMalaysia@Penang and City Council of Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2017, ICOMOS Malaysia Children Arts Competition on “Malaysia’s Traditional Sports and Games,” George Town World Heritage Incorporated and ICOMOS Malaysia.
  • 2017, “Malaysia Field Survey Report: Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Efforts in the Asia-Pacific”, George Town World Heritage Incorporated and International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO.
  • 2016 – 2019, Conservation of the Embroidery banner of Hong Kong Street Nine Emperor Gods Temple, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016 – 2018, Oral History Documentation, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016 – 2017, Kimberley Street Restoration Project, George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016, Additional Platform at Chew Jetty, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016, Visions of Penang: Archives Online (Phase 3), George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016, Updating the Tangible Heritage Building Inventories in Core Area, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016, Research and Documentation of Po-Te-Hi, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016, Research and Publication of Books and Brochures on George Town World Heritage Site, Phase 2, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016, Research for Proposed Inscription of Penang Botanic Gardens as UNESCO World Heritage Site (Phase 1), Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016, Video Documentation for Intangible Heritage, Phase 1, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016, Research and Documentation of Historical Material, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016, George Town Heritage Celebrations, “Mai Main: Traditional Sports and Games”, to commemorate the 8th Anniversary of George Town as UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016, “The Power of Culture: Supporting Community-Based Management and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage Sites in Malaysia and Southeast Asia”, UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme, George Town World Heritage Incorporated and UNESCO Office in Jakarta.
  • 2015, “Intangible Cultural Heritage: Innovative Practices, Sustainable Strategies, and Lessons Learnt”, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Malaysia.
  • 2013 – 2015, “Social Resistance in Non-Democracies”, Lund University Focus Asia Series.
  • 2013, “Penang state government official visit and collaboration with Heilongjiang provincial government, China”, Penang State Government, Malaysia.
  • 2012, “Penang Paradigm: Development Blueprint for State Government of Penang 2013 – 2023”.
  • 2012, “Media Content Analysis Program”, Penang State Government, Malaysia.
  • 2012, “ASEAN Coalition for Clean Governance”, Penang State Government, Malaysia.
  • 2012, “Socio-Economic Conditions of the Marginalised Indian Community in Penang”, Penang State Government, Malaysia.
  • 2010 – 2011, “Taiwan Experience and the Chinese Education Movement in Malaysia”, Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • 2006 – 2007, “Peace Building in Asia Pacific: The Role of Third Parties”, Japan Foundation, Tokyo.
  • 2006, “Evaluation team to China on the Asian Human Rights Commission and Asian Legal Resource Centre Project Evaluation”, Sweden International Development Agency.
  • 2005, “Natural Resources Related Conflict Management in Southeast Asia”, Canadian International Development Agency and Development Cooperation Foundation.
  • 2005, “Training Workshops on Conflict across Cultures in Southern Thailand”, Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung, Germany.
  • 2004 – 2005, “Change and Project Management Training Program of Governance and Public Administration Reform Project-Phase II”, United Nation Development Programme Lao PDR and Lao PDR Prime Minister’s Office.
  • 2004 – 2005, “Good Governance in Thailand from Policy Formulation to Implementation-Local Mediator Training Project”, Canadian International Development Agency and Development Cooperation Foundation.
  • 2004 – 2005, “Capacity Building in Conflict Management for Isaan”, American Embassy, Bangkok.
  • 2004, “Public Participation in Natural Resource Management Facilitator Training Workshop”, United Kingdom Department of International Development and World Wild Fund for Nature Thailand.
  • 2004, “Issues and Challenges for Peace and Conflict Resolution in Southeast Asia”, Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network.
  • 2003 – 2006, “Conflict Management Training Projects”, Sasakawa Peace Foundation and Japan Foundation Asia Center Bangkok.
  • 2002, “Developmental Related Conflict Management and its Mechanisms: A Study on the Pak Mun Hydroelectric Dam Project, Northeast Thailand”, Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network Project Grant.
  • 2002, “Regional Workshop on Inter-State Conflict Resolution in Southeast Asia”, Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network.    
  • 2001, “Training Workshop on Issues and Challenges for Conflict Resolution in Malaysia”, Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network.  
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2019. “Implementation of Disaster Risk Management on Cultural Heritage for George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site” in Proceedings of UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Ang, Ming Chee and Virajitha Chimalapati. 2018. “Pragmatic Value-Based Urban Conservation: The Integrated Heritage Management of Sia Boey in Penang, Malaysia”, in meeting document of the First Meeting on Networking Asia-Pacific Heritage Practitioners, 5 – 8 November 2018, organised by WHITRAP at Jiangsu Province, China.  
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2017. “Chinese Education in Malaysia”. In Oxford Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press.
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2017. “Disaster Risk Reduction of George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site”, in Proceedings of UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University and International Symposium on Working Internationally Toward the Integrated Protection of Cultural Heritage from Disasters, 28 August to 16 September 2017, at Kyoto, Kumano and Kobe, Japan. 
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2017. “Mirai-The Future of Us”, Teman Baru, Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur Bimonthly Newsletter Issue 92, February-March 2017, p. 8.
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2016. 2016 Field Survey Report: Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Efforts in Malaysia (Republic of Korea: International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific).
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2016. “Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage of George Town”, in 2016 Asia Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage NGO Conference Achieving SDGs Through Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage Conference Report (Republic of Korea: International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific).
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2016. “The Management of Cultural Heritage in George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site”, in Prosiding Seminar Internasional: Transcultural Heritage Source of Conviviality (Warisan Transbudaya yang Berbasis pada Keharmonisan), Pusat Kajian Bali Universitas Udayana and Pemerintaah Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. 
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2015. “Chinese Education for Malaysians” in See Hing Ngu (ed.) Tiao zhan yu ge xin: 2014 nian Malaixiya ua wen jiao yu tan tao hui lun wen ji 挑战与革新:2014年马来西亚华文教育研讨会论文集 [Collection of Papers Presented at 2014 Malaysia Chinese Education Conference: Challenges and Reforms] (Malaysia: Merdeka University Berhad, LLG Cultural Development Centre, Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, pp. 324 – 349).
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2014. Institutions and Social Mobilization: The Chinese Education Movement in Malaysia (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2013. “Liveability and Sustainability” in Wing Thye Woo et al. (eds.) The Penang Paradigm (Malaysia: Penang Institute). 
  • Ang, Ming Chee and Sue Ann Teo. 2012. ASEAN Coalition for Clean Governance: What Enables Clean Governance in Democracies? (Malaysia: Penang Institute).
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 18 September 2012. “Mobilizing the Chinese Education Movement in Malaysia”, Asia Pacific Memo 174.
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 17 November 2012. “Deepening George Town’s Heritage: The Follow-Up and Challenges Ahead”, Penang Monthly.
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 16 October 2012. “Deepening George Town’s Heritage: The Living Museum”, Penang Monthly.
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 21 May 2012. “Social Resistance in a Semi-Democracy”, Penang Monthly.
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2012. “Social Mobilization of the Underdogs: The Damansara Save Our School Movement in Malaysia”, Pacific Affairs 85 (2) June: 313-333.
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2009. “The Chinese Education Movement in Malaysia”, Southern Papers Series 2, Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales, Argentina.
  • Ang, Ming Chee and Suwit Laohasiriwong. Eds. 2007. Peace Building in Asia Pacific: The Role of Third Parties (Thailand: Khon Kaen University). 
  • Ang, Ming Chee and Suwit Laohasiriwong. 2007. “Present Challenges to Conflict Resolutionin Southern Thailand” in Ashok Swain, Joop De Haan, and Jonathan Hall (eds.) Islam andViolent Separatism (London, New York, Bahrain: Kegan Paul, pp. 19-28).
  • Ang, Ming Chee and Suwit Laohasiriwong. Eds. 2006. Natural Resources Related Conflict Management in Southeast Asia (Thailand: Khon Kaen University).
  • Ang, Ming Chee and Kamarulzaman Askandar. Eds. 2004.  Peace Building in Aceh: Lessons from Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland. (Thailand: Forum Asia and Khon Kaen University).
  • Ang, Ming Chee and Ashok Swain. 2004. “Political Structure and Dam Conflicts: Comparing Cases in Southeast Asia” in World Water Council (ed.) Proceedings of the Workshop on Water and Politics: Understanding the Role of Politics in Water Management (France: The World Water Council, pp. 95-114).
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2004. “Political Structure and Public Policy Conflict Management: A Comparative Study on Thailand and Malaysia” in Amitav Acharya and Lai To Lee (eds.) Asian the New Millennium (Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International, pp. 1-18).
  • Ang, Ming Chee. 2003. “Developmental Related Conflict Management and Its Mechanisms: A Study on the Pak Mun Hydroelectric Dam Project, Northeast Thailand”, Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network Working Paper, February (Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia).
  • 11 November 2019, “Making George Town (Malaysia) a Disaster Resilient World Heritage City”, International Course for First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) 2019, International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), Rome, Italy. 
  • 19 – 25 October 2019, Keynote Speaker, “Transforming Challenges into Opportunities: Unlocking the Potential of George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site”, 7th Asian Platform for Architecture and Urbanism Workshop, , George Town, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 29 – 31 May 2019, “The Value of Heritage Tourism for Local Communities”, Inaugural Australian Heritage Tourism Conference, organised by the National Trust of South Australia and the City of Adelaide, Australia.
  • 6 – 11 December 2019, “Management of George Town World Heritage Site”, International Symposium on World Heritage Properties, Programmes and People in the Asia Pacific Region and Inaugural Event of heritAP, a Network of Heritage Practitioners, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • 28 – 29 November 2019,  “Community-Based Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventorying in George Town (Malaysia)”, International Workshop For Multidisciplinary Study On Intangible Cultural Heritage’s Contribution To Sustainable Development: Focusing On Education, Tokyo, Japan. 
  • 10 – 12 October 2019, “George Town Heritage Celebrations: Community Mobilization and Empowerment”, World Forum for Intangible Cultural Heritage, Jeonju, South Korea.
  • 20 – 30 September 2019, “Implementation of Disaster Risk Management on Cultural Heritage for George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site”, UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 27 September 2019, “Conservation of Traditional Buildings with the Local Community: Experience from George Town World Heritage Site”, Group Training Course for Young Professionals on Cultural Heritage Protection in the Asia Pacific Region 2019, Nara, Japan.
  • 2 – 5 June 2019, “Sharing the Responsibility-Raising Awareness of Shared Responsibilities”,  Fifth Organization of World Heritage Cities – Asia Pacific Experts Workshop, Krakow, Poland.
  • 14 – 16 May 2019, “Project Implementation Report from George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site”, The First Malaysia-UNESCO Cooperation Programme Expert Synthesis Meeting, Langkawi, Malaysia. 
  • 5 – 8 November 2018, “Pragmatic Value-Based Urban Conservation: The Integrated Heritage Management of Sia Boey in Penang, Malaysia”, First Meeting on Networking Asia-Pacific Heritage Practitioners, organised by WHITRAP at Jiangsu Province, China. 
  • 2 November 2018, “Disaster Risk Reduction for Cultural Heritage in George Town: The Scenario”, Community Training Workshop Series, organized by George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 29 – 31 October 2018, “Local Cultural Assets and Potential of Creative Industries in George Town, Malaysia”, UNESCO Sub-Regional Inception Workshop Linking World Heritage Sites and Local Cultural Assets through Museums, Information Centres and Creative Industries, organized by UNESCO Offices (Paris Headquarters and Jakarta) and George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 22 – 23 October 2018, “Implementation Strategies for Community-Based Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory in George Town, Malaysia”, Kick-Off meeting of the project Intangible Heritage and Creativity for Sustainable Cities, organized by UNESCO Headquarters (Culture Sector Division for Creativity, Intangible Cultural Heritage Section), Paris, France.
  • 1 – 4 October 2018, “Opening Remarks” and “Closing Remarks”, International Conference on Managing Urban Cultural Heritage, organised by George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 12 September 2018, “The Progress of Disaster Preparedness Management Plan for George Town World Heritage Site”, International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management on Cultural Heritage, organized by UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 4 September 2018, “Disaster Risk Reduction for Cultural Heritage in George Town: The Introduction”, Community Training Workshop Series, organised by George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 24 – 25 July 2018, “Disaster Risk Reduction in George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site”, “Overview of the Disaster Risk Reduction Publication in George Town”, Experience Sharing Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy in Three Heritage Cities in Southeast Asia, organized by UNESCO Office Jakarta, UNESCO Office for the Pacific States and Semarang Old Town Management Board, Semarang, Indonesia.
  • 26 – 27 June 2018, “Perspectives on World Heritage and Climate Change from Three Sites”, ICOMOS and Sites Climate Change and Heritage Working Group Meeting, organised by ICOMOS International, Bahrain.
  • 5 – 7 June 2018, “Climate Related and Other Types of Disaster Risks and Potential Short- and Long-Term Impacts on Heritage”, World Heritage Leadership First Resilience Workshop, organised by IUCN-ICCROM, Rome, Italy.
  • 14 – 16 March 2018, “Sustainable Tourism Development in George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site”, Changwon/UNESCO International Education Conference:  Sustainable Tourism Development in Educating Cities, organized by UNESCO Bangkok and Changwon City, Republic of Korea.
  • 5 May 2017, “Sustainable Development for George Town World Heritage Site”, Seminar on Implementation of Special Area Plan, organised by George Town World Heritage Incorporated, PlanMalaysia@Penang and City Council of Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 16 November 2016, “Sustainable Development for George Town World Heritage Site”, Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia.
  • 3 – 5 November 2016, “Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage of George Town”, Asia-Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage NGO Conference: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, Jeonju, Republic of Korea.
  • 19 – 21 October 2016, “Safeguarding Cultural Heritage: George Town Heritage Celebrations”, Innovative City Forum, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 22 September 2016, “Keynote Speech: The Management of Cultural Heritage in George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site”, International Workshop on Transcultural Heritage: Source of Conviviality, Center of Bali Studies Udayana University Denpasar Bali-Indonesia and Gianyar Regency Bali, Indonesia. 
  • 3 – 6 September 2015, “Institutions and Social Mobilization: The Chinese Education Movement in Malaysia”, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Diversities Reconsidered: Politics and Political Science in  the 21st Century, San Francisco CA, United States.
  • 25 May 2015, “Social Resistance in Southeast Asia”, Switzerland Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 22 April 2015, “2014 Hong Kong Protests”, Association of Foreign Affairs, Lund University, Sweden.
  • 26 29 March 2015, “Institutions and Social Mobilizations: The Chinese Education Movement in Malaysia (1951 2011)”, Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Chicago IL, United States.
  • 24 March 2015, “Social Resistance in Southeast Asia”, Pacific Basin Research Center Spring Panel, Soka University of America, California, United States.
  • 27 January 2015, “Institutions and Social Mobilization: The Chinese Education Movement in Malaysia”, Institute of Malaysian and International Studies Seminar Series No. 2/2015, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  • 6 9 January 2015, “Taiwan Experience and the Chinese Education Movement in Malaysia” The View from the South Conference, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University, Australia.
  • 25 26 November 2014, “Introduction”, International Symposium on Social Resistance in Non-Democracies, Lund University, Sweden.
  • 16 17 September 2014, “Chinese Education for Malaysians”, Malaysian Chinese Education Conference, LLG Cultural Development Centre and Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, Ipoh, Malaysia.   
  • 25 August 2014, “Institutions and Social Mobilization: The Chinese Education Movement in Malaysia, 19512011”, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
  • 27 August 2013, “Bersih Movement and Political Change in Malaysia”, Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin. Germany.
  • 21 June 2013, “Institutions and Social Mobilization”, 5th Southeast Asia Update, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Organized by Wageningen University, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, International Institute for Asia Studies.
  • 9 10 May 2013, “ASEAN and the New North-East Asia”, 11th East Asia Net Research Workshop, Lund University, Sweden.
  • 27 March 2013, “Social Mobilization of the Underdogs in a Non-Liberal Democracy”, International Symposium on Entrenched Inequalities: East and West, Lund University, Sweden.
  • American Political Science Association
  • Association for Asian Studies
  • Asian Political and International Studies Association
  • Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, Malaysia
  • International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
  • Resistance Studies Network, Sweden
  • Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network
  • Switzerland Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • 2019 – 2020, Editorial Board, SPAFA Journal, Thailand.
  • 2018 – current, Resource Person, UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management on Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 2018, Resource Person, Disaster Risk Reduction for Cultural Heritage for Local Community in George Town, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2016, Consultant, Lanna Historic City Forum of Experts, Chiang Mai World Heritage Initiative Project.
  • 2016 – current, Correspondent, Intangible Cultural Heritage Courier, International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific (ICHCAP), Korea.
  • 2013 – current, External Reviewer, Routledge.
  • 2013 – current, External Reviewer, Pacific Affairs, University of British Columbia, Canada.
  • 2013 – current, External Reviewer, Kajian Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.
  • 2011 – current, External Reviewer, Institute for Southeast Asia Studies, Singapore.
Mandarin Mother tongue. Fluent in reading, writing and speaking.
English Excellent in reading, writing and speaking.
Bahasa Melayu Excellent in reading, writing and speaking.
Bahasa Indonesia Fluent in reading, basic in writing and speaking.
Cantonese Fluent in speaking.
Thai Fluent in speaking.
Swedish Basic in speaking.
  • 2017, Pingat Kelakuan Terpuji (Distinguished Conduct Medal), awarded by Governor of Penang Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas, Malaysia.