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Users’ perception and post-conservation evaluation of Kampung Teluk Memali mosque in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HA-V2-N4-496-508

Volume

Volume 2 (2018), Issue 4

Pages

12

Page Range

496 - 508

Author(s)

Azim A. Aziz & M. Haziq Zulkifli

Abstract

The 108-year-old traditional malay timber mosque structure, Kampung Teluk Memali mosque has been successfully relocated and restored to a new site in an urban township of Ipoh city in Perak state, Malaysia. The conservation process of the mosque has been fully anticipated by the local community of both old and new site until its completion by the end of the year 2017. In 2018, the building has received its official certification from the local authority, and a handover ceremony has also been held to the rightful landowner, as well as the local community. This is a subsequent study to the previous relocation and conservation programme of the mosque, with the aim of investigating on the users’ perception and post-conservation evaluation in terms of the aspects of comfortability, awareness and maintenance. The study is vital in engaging future conservation project in a similar approach, involving any built heritage structures with direct community participation.

Keywords

conservation, evaluation, mosque, timber, users