MALAY HOUSE

January 9, 2009 at 1:38 pm 18 comments

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The showcase house is taken out from a typical home design of traditional Malay villages commonly found in parts of Sarawak and most parts of Peninsula Malaysia.The house is built on stilts some metres above ground. There is a reason for that; houses built on the ground are prone to be flooded and not to mention the uninvited guests in the form of crawling creatures (snakes, centipedes, etc).

It is a customary practice to open your shoes at the veranda prior to entering a Malay house. At the communal living area, village personnel were seen playing with a traditional game of congkak (try it, it is quite fun) while chit-chatting about their daily life. The middle section of the house is considered to be the bedroom area, although have seen a typical designs where there are further separation walls as demarcation of the proper bedroom. After the bedroom area, you can see the kitchen area with cooking utensils and dining tables.

There is a unique feature that can be found at Rumah Melayu in the cultural village. There is an attic above the bedroom area connected by a wooden staircase. It managed to climb up the attic to see the internals. It is used commonly for storage space only and not for communal living mainly due to the relatively hotter air close to the rooftop. Another common but unique feature of a Malay house is the open-air grills on the side windows to allow better air circulation.

Outside the house compound is a special pavillion  where top spinning (main gasing) sessions are occasionally demonstrated to the public.

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Nik Suzana Mat Tahir, Student of Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra Cluster Secondary School, Malaysia

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  • 1. mamay  |  March 5, 2009 at 7:48 am

    I haven’t seen before, Malay house is very good

  • 2. hidayat  |  March 19, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Your article is good. Where did you get this kind of house? Do any people live on the house now?

  • 3. nik suzana  |  March 28, 2009 at 6:49 am

    to,hidayat. this house are very famous in my country. yes,malaysians people still lives at the malay house..

  • 4. Mumu Maulana Yusuf,Deni Nuryadin, Lilis Lisnawati,  |  April 14, 2009 at 1:06 am

    According to our house tradisianal in the malayasia There are quite interesting because on the attic room area connected by a wooden ladder. He successfully increased in the attic to see the internals. Generally used for storage space and not only for the communal life,
    Especially due to the relatively hotter air near the peak. Other common but unique features of the Malay house is open air grills on the side of the window so that air circulation is better.
    besides the traditional home of the malayasia have certain characteristics and have a very unique culture.

  • 5. Mumu Maulana Yusuf,Deni Nuryadin, Lilis Lisnawati,Aziz Husni  |  April 14, 2009 at 1:08 am

    According to our house tradisional in the malayasia There are quite interesting because on the attic room area connected by a wooden ladder. He successfully increased in the attic to see the internals. Generally used for storage space and not only for the communal life,
    Especially due to the relatively hotter air near the peak. Other common but unique features of the Malay house is open air grills on the side of the window so that air circulation is better.
    besides the traditional home of the malayasia have certain characteristics and have a very unique culture.

  • 6. Deni Nuryadin  |  April 14, 2009 at 1:13 am

    According to our house tradisional in the malayasia There are quite interesting because on the attic room area connected by a wooden ladder. He successfully increased in the attic to see the internals. Generally used for storage space and not only for the communal life,
    Especially due to the relatively hotter air near the peak. Other common but unique features of the Malay house is open air grills on the side of the window so that air circulation is better.
    besides the traditional home of the malayasia have certain characteristics and have a very unique culture.

  • 7. Deni N,Mumu M, Lilis L, Aziz H.  |  April 14, 2009 at 1:17 am

    According to our house tradisional in the malayasia There are quite interesting because on the attic room area connected by a wooden ladder. He successfully increased in the attic to see the internals. Generally used for storage space and not only for the communal life,
    Especially due to the relatively hotter air near the peak. Other common but unique features of the Malay house is open air grills on the side of the window so that air circulation is better.
    besides the traditional home of the malayasia have certain characteristics and have a very unique culture.

  • 8. M. Arif Ginanjar, M. Ridwan, Alfiansyah, Rizal Saepul  |  April 14, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Our group thought that the blogs that you manage this even though not so big but this blog is good and snug enough information that we can include in his article that we read about the village is the group we naga.dan dragon village is an area that is holding the customary their ancestral culture. is known from the home they built. even with a small population they remain peaceful and harmonious life. majority of the population in the village is the dragon Muslims, it is not visible from the church, wihara, temples, places of worship and the other, only the mosque only.

  • 9. M. Arif Ginanjar, M. Ridwan, Alfiansyah, Rizal Saepul  |  April 14, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Our group thought that the blogs that you manage this even though not so big but this blog is good and snug enough information that we can include in his article that we read about the village is the our group kampung naga is an area that is holding the customary their ancestral culture. is known from the home they built. even with a small population they remain peaceful and harmonious life. majority of the population in the kampung naga Muslims, it is not visible from the church, wihara, temples, places of worship and the other, only the mosque only.

  • 10. Siti Nurajizah, Iman Firmansyah, Iis sumiati,elis lisnawati,rena harliani,popi nuramaliah  |  April 14, 2009 at 2:38 am

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  • 11. Aam Siti M,Aneu Nur F,Lia Yuliani,Mamay Aidah  |  April 14, 2009 at 2:43 am

    According to the typical traditional house we wilt very large potential in Malaysia, parts of the house is very interesting detail, so much attention from various circles and interested to have them.

  • 12. ratna,sitirahmawati,nurwahidah,egat,nirwati,yulis  |  April 14, 2009 at 2:46 am

    According to our group of high-pitch home / row house is a house that is simple, and cultural assets that need to be developed.

  • 13. Siti Nurajizah, Iman Firmansyah, Iis sumiati,elis lisnawati,rena harliani,popi nuramaliah  |  April 14, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Open air museum owns the largest collection suplemen the national, artchitecture collectation and help to demonst rate the genuine country life of the past that fuctional with the primary goal of collecting and researching counteryside architecture

  • 14. Riska,Siti Rukoyah,Rika  |  April 14, 2009 at 2:50 am

    groups according to our custom house Borneo is unique because the house is used as a traditional ceremony

  • 15. Fauzi,Anik,Kiki,Dik-dik,Saeful,Alan  |  April 15, 2009 at 2:39 am

    groups according to the articles we have read enough to give any information about the community dayak tribe.
    dayak tribe merupaka one tribe in Indonesia that has a culture very thick, dayak tribe to build a house with the customaryequipment tradionaldan pickup.
    Our group, want more of a ceremonial customs dayak tribe in the less you paparkan

  • 16. Muhammad Ridwan,Alfiansyah,Rizal,Faisal  |  April 15, 2009 at 2:44 am

    According to the our groups Malay house is a house in Sarawak who still hold traditional cultural great-Grandmother.That grandmother’s house stacks visible from the ancient and still simple.House is designed in accordance with the environmental conditions existing in the environment, the development is visible from the house near the river a large but not affected heavy.So conclusion Malay House is a home first period, but according to the needs of the present.

  • 17. M. Arif Ginanjar, Aam siti M, Lia Yuliani, Yulistriani , Aneu Nur F, Mamay Aidah  |  April 15, 2009 at 2:56 am

    According to all our articles on the blog that you just manage to give us something that is traditional. And because of your blog so we know about houses, especially traditional malay house. malay house including the home of unique and interesting enough to be discussed by all people. Apart from the cultural to be discussed very interesting group of people was very unique because it is very visible in the community rarely malay house we met in our nation.

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