Conserving the heritage spaces of Kuala Lumpur :  a case study of the old Market Square (Medan Pasar)

Nayan, Nadiyanti Mat. and Jones, David 2011, Conserving the heritage spaces of Kuala Lumpur :  a case study of the old Market Square (Medan Pasar). In Mohd, Saidatulakmal, Azman, Azlinda, Sulaiman, Jamalludin and Fernandez, Jacqueline Liza (ed), Multifaceted aspects of Asian heritage, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Perpustakaan Negara, Malaysia, pp.33-42.

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Title Conserving the heritage spaces of Kuala Lumpur :  a case study of the old Market Square (Medan Pasar)
Author(s) Nayan, Nadiyanti Mat.
Jones, DavidORCID iD for Jones, David
Title of book Multifaceted aspects of Asian heritage
Editor(s) Mohd, Saidatulakmal
Azman, Azlinda
Sulaiman, Jamalludin
Fernandez, Jacqueline Liza
Publication date 2011
Chapter number 4
Total chapters 10
Start page 33
End page 42
Total pages 10
Publisher School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Place of Publication Perpustakaan Negara, Malaysia
Summary Being one of the new Asian mega-cities today, the origins of Kuala Lumpur started as early as 1850s at the confluence between two rivers; Gombak and Klang. The history of Kuala Lumpur changed when tin was discovered in Ampang in I 857. To cater for the need of residents and miners, a small trading post was constructed at the confluence between these two rivers. This business activity expanded eastwards to the Klang River resulting in one of the busiest business centres in Kuala Lumpur. Shophouses were erected and streets formed. These rows of shophouses and streets, with the river located to the west, created a rectangular space, known as the Old Market Square (Medan Pasar) which later became the main focal point of Kuala Lumpur. Today, even though the native senlements, chaotic sheds and huts have totally disappeared, some of the original shophouses, streets and even spaces still exist. However, they are struggling to survive and to maintain their authenticity due to pressures of nearby developments. This article considers the status of the Old Market Square in regard to its historical evolution and its position in contemporary heritage legislation and policy.
ISBN 9789673940431
Language eng
Field of Research 120102 Architectural Heritage and Conservation
Socio Economic Objective 950307 Conserving the Historic Environment
HERDC Research category B2.1 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
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