Lenggong Valley in Perak lacking appreciation as a Unesco site, say experts

Lenggong Valley in Perak lacking appreciation as a Unesco site, say experts

AsiaOne-·2019-12-23 14:25

The condition of archaeological sites in Lenggong Valley today is partly due to the local community's lack of involvement, say experts.

Perak Heritage Society committee member Mohd Taib Mohamed said there was no sense of belonging among the locals as they did not appreciate the World Heritage status recognised by Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) for Lenggong Valley.

"We can lock down the caves to safeguard them or have money to develop this but there's no pride and ownership among the locals.

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