Urbanism, Society, and Culture in the Malay Peninsular World: Bandar Malacca

  • Bagoes Wiryomartono


What is the urbanism of Malacca? The question leads this study to the exploration of the relationship between patrimonialism and multicultural urbanism in the Malay Peninsular world. The data of this study are compiled from literary survey and author’s fieldworks in the city of Malacca and other towns in the Malay Peninsula between 2010 and 2013. The body of knowledge of this study is constructed by scrutinizing and examining local concepts, morphological aspects, structures, patterns, and attributes of settlement that matter for urbanism. Notwithstanding the urban form in the peninsula changes from pre-colonial to modern times, this study argues that the reality of its urban characters remains similar because its concept is based on the relatively unaffected patrimonial multiculturalism.


Patrimonialism Malaysia Pre-colonial Bandar Malacca Multiculturalism 


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