Preserving the heritage, is not just about the assets, things, it involves the people, the traditions. Don’t you agree?
I remember once Retna and I were talking about having the heritage in the family. Something we may taken for granted.
When we went to Penang for holiday last year, our kids experienced the walk about Georgetown, then they told us so many older buildings here that are under preservation, some by the private owners, some with the funds received from the government.
They are impressed with such development and we think such heritage be it the buildings, should be carried on for generations.
But then our really smart kids asked me this, “Having the building there, does not mean the next generation would know what the heck this is, who lived here, why it is here, what were the things it has gone through, blah blah.”
I suppose he must have paid attention in his history class.
What is lacking, documentation.