Badan Warisan

By | November 13, 2012

The Heritage Trust of Malaysia or Badan Warisan Malaysia do most some-more than only foster charge of ancestral design and culture.

Tucked in a dilemma of Jalan Stonor and Jalan Conlay in Kuala Lumpur lies a bureau of Heritage Trust of Malaysia or popularly famous as Badan Warisan Malaysia.

This non-governmental organisation, formally located in a colonial house, was set adult in 1983 to foster a refuge of Malaysia’s built heritage.

Their motto, “Giving a past a future” aptly explains a work that a organization is concerned in opposite a country.

Within a drift of Badan Warisan’s bureau itself is a Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman or House for Village Head Abu Seman, a normal Malay residence that was relocated from Kedah and easy in a benefaction site.

Badan Warisan - Rumah Kutai

The meticulously easy 120-year-old Rumah Kutai interjection to a efforts of Badan Warisan.

This residence was built between a 1910s and 1930s and was left empty in a 1980s. Badan Warisan had acquired a residence in 1996 for replacement works.

A Heritage Garden is also situated nearby a Badan Warisan office, that showcases kitchen spices and plants that are inland to a nation or have been profitable to Malaysia’s economy.

Another instance of Badan Warisan’s work is located in Malacca’s Heeren Street, that is a late 18th century two-storey shophouse, No. 8, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. This plan now functions as a Heritage and Interpretative Centre.

Badan Warisan - Dutch epoch shophouse

Before restoration: The Dutch epoch shophouse built in a 1700s located during No.8 Heeren Street (Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock), Malacca.

Members of Badan Warisan have been operative on a accumulation of projects opposite a country, such as a Gedung Raja Abdullah or Raja Abdullah Warehouse in Klang, Terengganu’s Istana Tengku Long, a Rumah Bomoh and Rumah Kutai in Perak and Kuala Lumpur’s iconic Central Market. Even a Badan Warisan bureau is a work of restoration, as a organization blending a 1925 building to simulate their joining to conservation.

The bureau also functions as a seminar, muster and assembly centre, as good as a apparatus centre for birthright enthusiasts or those penetrating on training about a chronological design of a country. Tours are also accessible for visitors.

Reproduced from a Badan Warisan central website, here are a organisation’s objectives:

  • to CREATE AWARENESS and PUBLIC SUPPORT for charge so as to safeguard a presence of a built heritage
  • to INFLUENCE POLICY so as to emanate a conservation-friendly environment
  • to PROMOTE EDUCATION so as to rise an bargain of a built birthright as an countenance of a story and identity
  • to be a TECHNICAL RESOURCE as a inhabitant knowledge-base for charge skills
  • to BUILD a strong, concerned and committed MEMBERSHIP
  • to grasp and means FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE

Map: Badan Warisan


No 8, Heeren Street Heritage Centre

A Malaccan gem

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