Built Environment And Monitoring

NG BOON NEE

Ng Boon Nee

Town Planner
boonnee[at]gtwhi[dot]com[dot]my

Fields of Expertise

  • Project Management
  • Disaster Risk Reduction / Management
  • Town Planning
  • Community Consultation

ABOUT ME

Ng Boon Nee is Town Planner with George Town World Heritage Incorporated, which she joined in 2017. She was born in Kuantan and grew up in Mentakab, Pahang. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Master of Science degree in Planning from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Her current work interests comprise urban design, heritage townscape planning and disaster risk management. Boon Nee’s current duties primarily focus on the disaster risk management programme for the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the coordination of inception and national workshops on disaster risk reduction in collaboration with UNESCO Jakarta. Her forte in project management is put to great use when organising community workshops on cultural heritage disaster risk management. The workshop was held every three months, equipping the local community with the capability to fight disasters such as fire and flood in times of need.

I am a helpful Site Manager because I am ever-ready in providing assistance, professional consultation and support to community members, business owners, tenants, and contractors regarding the appropriate techniques in heritage building conservation and repair. My scope of work that garners huge community involvement and participation has bridged the gap between the layman and authorities, consequently breaking boundaries and forging deep connections with stakeholders within and beyond the World Heritage Site.

  • Town Planner, George Town World Heritage Incorporated (2017 – Current).
  • Master in Planning, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2015 – 2016), https://hbp.usm.my/
  • Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2012 – 2015), https://hbp.usm.my/
  • Asian Regional Course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture (PNC19), ICCROM, 2019.
  • Empowering Local Communities through Creative Industry, Interpretation Centres and Museums in the Heritage City of George Town and Melaka, George Town World Heritage Incorporated and UNESCO Office in Jakarta, 2019.
  • Curation and Gallery Management Workshop, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, 2019.
  • Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7), Penang, Malaysia, ESCAP, UN HABITAT and MBPP, 2019.
  • Heritage and Conservation Workshop 2019: Lime, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, 2019.
  • Experience Sharing Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Strategy among Heritage Cities in Southeast Asia, Pacific and Africa, George Town World Heritage Incorporated and UNESCO Office in Jakarta, 2019.
  • CBIGT Wrap-up Workshop, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, 2019.
  • Emergency Response Team (ERT) training, BOMBA, 2019.
  • Community Workshop on Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management for George Town, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, 2019.
  • Community-based Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventorying in George Town 2019: Training of Trainer Workshop, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, 2019. 
  • Sub-Regional Meeting for Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in Southeast Asia, Penang, George Town World Heritage Incorporated and UNESCO Office in Jakarta, 2018.
  • Penang Disaster Management Workshop, Tzu Chi and Penang Green Council, 2018.
  • Experiencing Sharing Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy in Three Heritage Cities in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO Office in Jakarta, 2018.
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage Capacity Building Programme, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, 2018.
  • World Urban Forum, UN Habitat, 2018.
  • Planning Cities Towards Liveability, MIP International Conference, 2018.
  • Introduction to Heritage Conservation Workshop, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, 2017.
  • Heritage Capacity Training Workshop on Collections Care in Museums and Galleries, Penang State Museum, Artlab and George Town World Heritage Incorporated, 2017.
  • Inception Workshop on Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Reduction of Heritage Cities in Southeast Asia and Small Island Developing States in the Pacific, George Town World Heritage Incorporated and UNESCO Office in Jakarta, 2017.

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.

Completed

  • 2019, UNESCO Community Advocacy Plan: George Town as a Resilient City with Fire Extinguishers and Smoke Detectors, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2019, UNESCO Disaster Risk Reduction Phase 2: Technical Support to the Island of Mozambique Through Peer Exchange. 
  • 2018, UNESCO Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit for George Town, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • 2018-2019, Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop for Local Community in George Town World Heritage Site.
  • 2018, International Conference on Managing Urban Cultural Heritage, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2018, Sub-Regional Meeting for Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in Southeast Asia, Penang.
  • 2018, Nomination Application for Penang Free School under National Heritage Act 2005.
  • 2017, Updating the Tangible Heritage Building Inventories in Buffer Area, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.
  • 2017, Inception Workshop on Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Reduction of Heritage Cities in Southeast Asia and Small Island Developing States in the Pacific.
  • 20 – 30 November 2019, “Managing Change and Continuity: Increase Resilience”, Asian Regional Course on People-Nature-Culture 2019 (PNC19), ICCROM, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Mandarin Mother tongue. Good in reading, writing and speaking.
English Good in reading, writing and speaking.
Bahasa Melayu Good in reading, writing and speaking.
Cantonese Good in speaking