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The architectural concept of Malay Royal Town

Mohmad Shukri, Sharyzee and Wahab, Mohammad Hussaini and Jamala, Nurul (2021) The architectural concept of Malay Royal Town. Journal of Design and Built Environment, 21 (3). pp. 52-62. ISSN 1823-4208

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.22452/jdbe.vol21no3.4


For the king or sultan-ruled states category, the Malay Royal towns are portrayed to be the most prominent town in the sultanate of Malay's administration structures. Apart from that, the Malay Royal Town has also been categorised as a historic town, representing the position and significance of the Malay sultanate hierarchy, dating back to the 16th century. This study's objective focuses on describing the idea of Malaysia’s Malay Royal Town, which has founded the identity and image along with the elements in the tangible and intangible category that substantiates sustainability following the rapid urban development in operation where nearly all the Royal Towns of Malaysia are involved. Multiple case studies have been conducted in Malay Royal towns throughout Malaysia are Arau, Alor Setar, Kuala Kangsar, Klang, Seri Menanti, Muar, Pekan, Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bharu. In order to understand and define the concept and structure of Malay Royal towns in Malaysia, the research method adopted includes site observation, historical map overlay and semi-structured interviews. Results obtained from the research indicated that the Royal Towns of Malay had taken a major role in influencing the history and growth of the towns as they are replete with identity and cultural values. Therefore, there is a need for the Malay Royal towns’ concept to be explored and appreciated by the nation so that all the distinctive elements and culture present within the Malay Royal towns can be retained for the knowledge of generations to come.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Architectural Concept, Malay Cosmology, Malay Royal Town
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:96336
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:17 Jul 2022 15:48
Last Modified:17 Jul 2022 15:48

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