A Perspective on the 15th Century Melaka Sultanate Bridge: A Reconstruction Studies
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- Sultanate Melaka, Sultanate Melaka Bridge, Historical Reconstruction, Creative Interpretation
This study investigates traces of Sultanate Melaka Bridge before Melaka was taken over by the Portuguese post-1511 war; a study that leads to an interpretative reconstruction of the historic bridge that neither exists nor visually available. Thus, the study seeks historical clues about the bridge. This includes traces of the Sultanate Melaka municipality with the historic bridge at the central. Data collection involves archival materials with descriptive clues from historical text contemporary to the Sultanate period and archival visual almost all of which were produced after the Sultanate period. The researcher cross-references his analysis on archival visuals which includes cartographic materials, municipal plans and artist impressions with narrative accounts from the ancient China, Malays and Portuguese. The method of the study includes narrative analysis, visual anthropological analysis and design process. The narrative and visual anthropological analysis in this study put forward a set of criteria of the Sultanate Bridge to be considered in the design process. As a result, a three-dimensional interpretative historical reconstruction of the bridge was proposed that best fits the idealism of the study. The study also proposes a perspective in regard to the phenomena at the river mouth facing the Straits of Melaka at that time.
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TY - CONF AU - Fauzan Mustaffa AU - Peter Woods Charles AU - Harold Thwaites AU - Eugene Ch’ng AU - Lim Yan Peng PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/03 TI - A Perspective on the 15th Century Melaka Sultanate Bridge: A Reconstruction Studies BT - Proceedings of the International Conference of Innovation in Media and Visual Design (IMDES 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 254 EP - 260 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201202.085 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201202.085 ID - Mustaffa2020 ER -