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Conserving the heritage village in Malaysia: perspective and challenges

Mat Radzuan, Indera Syahrul and Mohammed Ishaq, Mohammed and Sulaiman, Noralfishah and Ahmad, Yahaya (2017) Conserving the heritage village in Malaysia: perspective and challenges. In: E-Proceeding of the 2nd International Nusantara Cultural Heritage Symposium 2017, 15-17 November 2017, Padang, Indonesia.

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The modernisation of Malaysia had begun on the early 1980's which causes many heritage villages and their neighbourhoods disappearing at a fast rate especially in urban areas. The purpose of this article is to review the process of urbanisation in Malaysia with a focus on conserving the heritage village in the challenging urban landscape. This paper provides an overview of early civilisation in Malaysia, the concept of conservation, living heritage and sustainable communities. It also focuses on the development of the country's cultural heritage legislation as well as discusses some legal issues and challenges around the conservation policy-practice gap. However, the declining population and raising the average age in this living heritage sites are much affected by the rapid economic transformation. More recent attention has focused on the influence of effective policy to protect the heritage village; however, in many cases, the conservation policy appeared to fulfil the political advantage rather than to cater the fundamental aspect of conservation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural heritage; traditional settlement; living heritage; conservation; Malaysia
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:17
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:17
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9657
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