Landscape Features and Traditional Streets Character in Malaysia

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  • Nor Haslina Ja’afar Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor, Malaysia
  • A. Bashri Sulaiman Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), International City Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Shuhana Shamsuddin Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), International City Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i8.285

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore the landscape features that contribute towards the character of a successful traditional street environment. The case study was conducted on three streets in Melaka Historical City, namely, Tukang Besi Street, Tukang Emas Street and Tokong Street. Mixed-method was used in this study that involved visual survey, direct observation, user perception (questionnaires, in-depth interviews and mental mapping) and an in-depth interview with policy-makers. The result shows that landscape features can be characterized into two main categories: appearance and function.

Keywords: Traditional street, landscape, character, historical, (Jacob 1993)

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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). 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.

https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i8.285 

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Published

2018-05-23

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Ja’afar, N. H., Sulaiman, A. B., & Shamsuddin, S. (2018). Landscape Features and Traditional Streets Character in Malaysia. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, 3(8), 121-131. https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i8.285

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