Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Architecture Tours
Though we have earlier Architecture structure in Sungai Batu Archaeological Complex Old Kedah, (the oldest civilisation in Southeast Asia) but it’s not seen as monumental architecture as Angkor Wat or Borobudur. The Malaysian architecture developed from a vernacular dwelling built by the indigenous. The Negrito believe to be among the earliest inhabitants of Malaysia. A visit to the National Museum will give early cave inhabitants replica e.g.. Niah cave in Sarawak and an early stone tools factory in Kota Tampan in Perak this is about 2500 BC.
About 500 BC to 500 AD
Human already well advanced on the usage of bronze and iron tools for hunting and cutting. Axes and knives became basic tools to cut and build vernacular houses. The Indigenous Austronesian (Language) who many migrated from Taiwan, which according to Prof Peter Bellwood Theory, originally from Madagascar.
Bujang Valley in old Kedah, south region, laterite stone blocks was fashioned to build building blocks. This shows the people then has become more skilful in the use of tools. Hindu-Buddha, Bujang Valley Architecture still stands as proof as to the foundation and flooring. The building material built with wood have gone by time.
Trade increased with China and India. There were many skilled craftsmen who became and attached to the Royal courts. They built palaces. In the 1400s Malacca developed to become a very important Port. The Malacca early prince was Parameswara, deriving from the Hindu god name “Sivan” a South Indian god worshiped in Malaysia beside this Murugan (in this tour we can see the Hindu Temple Architecture at Batu Caves). When Malacca was captured by Portuguese the grand palace was burnt down. The palace was a grandiose Minangkabau style Architecture. A replica of this palace now built in the UNESCO Malacca city. If you are interested in Dutch architecture and historical we may visit to Malacca.
Colonialization era Architecture 1500-1957
The colonization of Portuguese, Dutch and British made up most of the pre-independent and pre-war buildings which we can visit in this tour. Mughal, Neo Classic, Neo-Gothic, Strait eclectic (Chinese with western ornament) Art Deco and etc.
Birth of Nation Architecture 1957 to 2020
The birth of Malaya (Malaysia) needed own identity. Early Local Architects such as Dato Hisham Albakri and Dato Baharuddin Abu Kassim gave a new identity in mosque architecture, 1965 by building the National Mosque with a different roof structure. We may visit this excellent prime mosque in Kuala Lumpur to see the Architecture functions.
The post-Independent building can be a custom request to facilitate according to needs and approval from the building management.
A comprehensive Architectural building Model of the 243 sq km down scale will be one of our visit. If you are keen on Islamic Architectural models may visit the Southeast Asia best Islamic Museum.
Petronas Twin towers double decked sky bridge, one of the tallest bridge in the world and to top 86th fl from here we can see the skyline of Kuala Lumpur development. Other buildings we may visit Menara TM, JKR Buildings, Mesiniaga etc .
We can visit to one of the livable housing project designed by Malaysian Architect. A village concept but with modern touch.
Wood knowledge – We can visit wood research centre to get to know the type of wood used in the building industry and get to know the tropical rain forest.
Accommodation and logistic – We can arrange group accommodation and logistic via modern Aircon coach
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Some of the Architecture visit: Malay House, Chinese temple, Hindu Temple, Putra Jaya township, Bridges and etc.
Buildings: Petronas Twin Towers, Mesiniaga, PJ Tread Centre, PICC Putrajaya, Railway Station, TM Tower, Green building and etc.
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