This proposed Melaka Super Cultural Corridor, 'MSCC', is one of the cultural development
projects, earmarked by ICEF, within the context of promotion and nomination of Melaka City as our proposed 'MELAKA : World Heritage City'.

We all know that economic development and the maintenance of heritage character are often seen as incompatible, in fact, as the last section noted, a conservation approach can integrate both, if development strategies support and reflect the intrinsic values of heritage sites. A useful insight into the potential relationship between development and conservation may be gleaned in looking at the natural environment's conservation movement.

The sustainable development concept demonstrated that the choices were not black and white; that are were best served by identifying and promoting those forms of development which could sustain life and resources over the long term development as but colored by a conservation attitude.

There were two characteristic implications for decision makers attempting to apply the new wisdom to other areas such as the development of historic towns:

1. the need for managed growth;
2. the need for a holistic approach

The parallels within the world of cultural heritage are many and obvious. While a United Nations Commission has not yet been set up to examine these issues, groups like UNESCO's Cultural Heritage Division, ICOMOS and the Council of Europe have focused public attention on similar conflicts and prospects for several decades.

ICEF strongly feel that whatever language and slogan we use to describe such approach, the real challenge is to bring together the various partners in the identification, evaluation, protection and enhancement phrases of the conservation process, with those promoting other municipal quality of life goals, in order that a community's management strategies address the picture.

In both natural and cultural world, ICEF is fully aware of how useful to speculate on the evolutionary steps inside a sustainable development approach, generally, it's possible to identify three stages: Advocacy, Integrating and Sustaining....

This is the driving forces, also the reasons why ICEF take all initiatives to advocate and promote the "Melaka Super Cultural Corridor", which we proposed and earmark those cultural sites, tangible or intangible cultural heritage, buildings along the Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Heren Street), Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Walk), Jalan Hang Kasturi, Jalan Hang Lekiu, Jalan Kg. Hulu, Jalan Kota, Jalan Merdeka, Jalan Parameswara, Jalan Quayside, Jalan Laksamana, JalanTokong, Jalan Tukang Besi, Jalan Kg. Pantai, Portuguese Settlement and all historic sites surrounding the St Paul Hill....which we proposed, roughly estimated within 2km radius, with St Paul Hill as the Cultural Heartland of our proposed "Melaka City: World Heritage City".

This is our proposed "Melaka Super Cultural Corridor" where Melaka Museum Belt are strategically located here, also will be further expanded and incorporated with more various nature of new museums, Stamps Museum, Money & Banking Museum, Nyonya Baba Museum, Melaka Kapitan Museum, Laksaman Museum, including of more than 10 private and personal museums along the Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Loke historic buildings and residents & etc, shall be recommended to be incorporated, to encourage the rakyat to jointly participate and support Governments of Melaka & Malaysia for our national policy of preservation and promotion of our cultural heritage, within the context of sustainable development of cultural-oriented tourism projects.

ICEF feel that every society must strike a balance between the rights of Rakyat, (private citizens), to pursue their interests and aspirations, and the public interests in certain broader goals like heritage conservation. In conservation, the issue can become one of the compensation: heritage property owners, their rights to full use of their properties curtailed may feel obliged to seek recompense from government for losses in market values associated with conservation restrictions. For some, the question becomes the willingness of society to absorb private losses in order to realize the associated public interests: for others the challenges is to transform conservation benefits into economic gains.....!

ICEF realized that protection of cultural identity in such rapidly changing circumstances becomes doubly important, requiring new approaches and new sensitivity to inter-cultural exchange. The 10th century invasion of the mass transportation has destroyed traditional patterns of use and building, increased atmospheric pollution and brought vibration levels to dangerous levels. Some economies have emphasized private gain in public expenses; others have accorded transport or housing goals priority over those of conservation.

The list could be extended, but in summary, these obstacles range from the human to the technical to the financial, and at one level, all may be seen as expressive of three fundamental problems; The global availability of community resources to support any and all public programs; the priority accorded heritage conservation among these; and the feasibility of adapting historic structures to modern needs....

ICEF strongly urged that in histories cities and towns, its is important that the higher levels of government should pay closer attention to the needs and views of local government, also relevant professional institutions (architects, cultural, history and archaeological and preservation parties & etc) and private sectors, who are more closer to appreciating and profiting from the cultural heritage values that help define the identity and importance of such communities.

ICEF is voluntarily to come forward to help the relevant parties and authorities (especially the MPMBB & PERZIM, also Melaka State Authority and Federal Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Malaysia) for this fundamental purpose of what we highlighted the above, is only keen to play a complementary and supplementary role in this sustainable development of Melaka CULTURE<>TOURISM, while we are in the processing of planning to help campaign and lobby for Melaka City be nominated as one of the candidate for the World Heritage City!

For the better understanding we, ICEF, proposed the "Melaka Super Cultural Corridor", is refers to "Cultural Heritage", as those monuments, groups of buildings and sites with historic, aesthetic, archeological, scientific, ethnological or anthropological value. Natural heritage refers to outstanding physical, biological and geological formations, habitats of threatened species of animals and plants and areas with scientific conservation or aesthetic value.

ICEF also would like to reiterate that Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. The are our touchstones, our points of reference, our identity.

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MSCC is one of our earmarked projects, proposed to be incorporated in our 'Melaka : World Heritage City'. The proposed MSCC is strategically located at the 2km radius of our Melaka City cultural heartland, with the St Paul Hill's historic buildings and sites as the central nervous system, covering those cultural heritage sites & buildings along the Jalan Kota, Jalan Laksamana, Jalan Merdeka, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Jalan Hang Jebat, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Jalan Kg Hulu, Jalan Mahkota, Jalan Tokong, Jalan Tukang Besi, Portuguese Settlement, Bukit China & etc.


Straits of Malacca, is one of the richest shipwrecks cemetery in this region, besides the Paracel Islands of PRC International Water nearest to Hainan Province, PRC.

Since early 7th Century-18th Century, Selat Melaka in Bahasa Malaysia, was one of the key silk route from Kwungchou Port, China to middle east and europe, where Nusantara, Ayotha, Majapahit, India was popularly known to the yesterday history.

The Underwater cultural property, those wrecks laid peacefully undisturbed for 500-800 years old, are the important cultural heritage of this regional maritime archaological researches, where millions of artifacts are badly needed to be decoded for today's mankind educational and academic study to the past. MSCC will play a signicant role to help relevant authorities to conduct this unlocking and decoding mission, by assisting federal and state authorities to explore this shipwrecks excavation and artifacts recovery, together with those private professional parties.