Penang’s Living Legacy - Heritage Traders of George Town
Hardback | 80 pages | English
Publisher: George Town World Heritage Incorporated
Year Published: 2014
George Town in Penang is a teeming heritage city where the East and West have converged over the centuries to trade, celebrate and live. The city’s unique cultural and physical environment was recognised in its 2008 inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city’s celebrated landscape is a reflection of its tightly-woven multi-cultural community that has fostered a unique spirit of place, shaped by the shared aspirations and over 200 years of interaction.
George Town’s cohesive environment has encouraged the continuation of age-old traditions, as well as the transfer of artisanal skills and trades through the generations. The book Penang’s Living Legacy feature 36 unique heritage trades and offers a rare glimpse of the skills and talents of its practitioners.