The Authenticity of the Former Mining Landscapes of Kinta Valley, Malaysia

Authors

  • Suriati Ahmad PhD student, School of Architecture & Built Environment, Deakin University, Australia
  • David Jones Director - Planning & Landscape Architecture Programs, School of Architecture & Built Environment, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i10.321

Abstract

Kinta Valley in Perak State is one of the richest valley arising from 18th century tin mining production in Malaysia. The physical evidence of this production that surrounds Kinta offers a cultural landscape narrative about this ‘tin rush’ era that occurred from 1884 to 1895. This paper investigates the heritage significance of Kinta Valley former mining landscape through the lens of cultural landscape theory and practice. Through a detailed case study, documentary research and site observation have been applied as qualitative methods for data collection to unravel and quantify the heritage values of the Kinta Valley former mining landscape.

Keywords: Culture landscape; vernacular landscape; tin mining; Kinta Valley

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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i10.321

 

Published

2018-08-24

How to Cite

Ahmad, S., & Jones, D. (2018). The Authenticity of the Former Mining Landscapes of Kinta Valley, Malaysia. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, 3(10), 142-151. https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i10.321