Sustainability of Buildings in Historic City of Malacca

  • Wan Hashimah Wan Ismail Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia


The paper discusses the sustainability of the buildings on the western side of the Historic City of Malacca with the help of the implementation of conservation policies. It covers the historical background, the role of the local government and the responses of the local residents. The methodology includes site observation, building study, literature review and interview. The findings of the research suggest that the buildings within the area are well sustained but some local residents gave negative responses. Some strategies are needed to ensure the continuous use and sustainability of the buildings.

Keywords: sustainable, resident, historic building

eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

How to Cite
WAN ISMAIL, Wan Hashimah. Sustainability of Buildings in Historic City of Malacca. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 7, p. 151-160, mar. 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 feb. 2020. doi:

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