Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Historic Cities of Melaka and George Town Conservation Area (Core Zone and Buffer Zone), Malaysia

The Historic City of Melaka
Core Zone:
The Core Zone of the Historic City of Melaka comprises of two major areas: First is St. Paul's Hill Civic Zone which has a number of government buildings, museums, churches, urban square and original fortress town from the 16th century Portuguese and Dutch Period. Second is The Historic Residential and Commercial Zone has more than 600 shophouses, commercial and residential buildings, religious buildings and tombs on four main streets : Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Heeren Street), Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street), Jalan Tokong/Tukang Emas/Tukang Besi and Jalan Kampung Pantai; as well as on four perpendicular streets of Lorong Hang Jebat, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Jalan Hang Lekiu and Jalan Hang Lekir.
Buffer Zone:
The Core Zone is being protected by 134.03 hectares of Buffer Zone, bounded by Jalan Merdeka, Jalan Kota Laksamana, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, Jalan Tan Chay Yan, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, back lots of Kampong Banda Kaba, Jalan Chan Koon Cheng and Jalan Merdeka.
The Historic City of George Town, Penang

Core Zone:
The Historic City of George Town covers and area of 109.38 hectares bounded by the Straits of Melaka on the north-eastern cape of Penang Island, Lorong Love (Love Lane) to the North-West and Gat Lebuh Melayu and Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong to the South-West corner. There are more than 1700 historic buildings within this Core Zone align on four main streets of Pengkalan Weld, Lebuh Pantai, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling and Lorong Love and several perpendicular streets of Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Lebuh Light, Lebuh Bishop, Lebuh Gereja, Lebuh China, Lebuh Pasar, Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh Armenian and Lebuh Aceh.
Buffer Zone:
The Core Zone is being protected by 150.04 hectares of Buffer Zone (this does not include sea buffer), bounded by stretch of sea area around the harbour, Jalan Perangin to the South-West corner and Jalan Transfer to the North-West corner.
Source: Department of National Heritage, KeKKWa

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