A conservation of heritage timber building in Malaysia “Masjid Lama Kampung Kuala Dal”, Kuala Kangsar, Perak / Robiah Abdul Rashid … [et al.]

Abdul Rashid, Robiah and Muhammad Ariff, Nor Rima and Said, Shahrul Yani and Ismail, Elma Dewiyana and Abdullah, Ahmad Sharim (2014) A conservation of heritage timber building in Malaysia “Masjid Lama Kampung Kuala Dal”, Kuala Kangsar, Perak / Robiah Abdul Rashid … [et al.]. In: IIDEX 2014: invention, innovation & design exposition. Research Innovation Business Unit, Shah Alam, Selangor, p. 40. (Submitted)

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The conservation of Masjid Lama Kampung Kuala Dal was done by the efforts of villagers and members of Al Wahidiah mosque who wants to see the preservation of the mosque so that it could be passed on to future generations. Located in Mukim Padang Rengas, Kuala Kangsar, the mosque has its own uniqueness in terms of its design, architecture and natural building materials. One of the interesting elements in this mosque is the ‘kelarai’ woven panels made from bamboo which is used as a wall panel. The conservation of this mosque is an effort by the National Heritage Department in order to protect and preserve the heritage for next generations. Therefore, this paper aims to identify the methods and techniques that have been used for heritage building conservation. The data collection was based on conservation works that had been done at Masjid Lama Kampung Kuala Dal, Kuala Kangsar, Perak. The findings were used to provide information and guidance for heritage building conservation efforts in Malaysia. One of the uniqueness of the mosque is the materials used which are from natural wood and bamboo, thus making the mosque superior and special. Through preservation and conservation, this heritage structure can be conserved and passed down to future generations. Masjid Kampung Kuala Dal or also known as Masjid Insaniah Iskandariah is located in Kampung Kuala Dal, Padang Rengas which is about 4.8 miles from Bandar DiRaja Kuala Kangsar. The conservation project of this mosque is very interesting in terms of historical, physical and emotional value. The duration of the conservation work takes about 8 months. The building has been abandoned for many years without proper conservation work undertaken. Every action taken was done through basic procedures which are: recording the condition of every element and identify the original materials used including techniques and construction method.


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