Proceedings of the International Conference of Innovation in Media and Visual Design (IMDES 2020)

A Perspective on the 15th Century Melaka Sultanate Bridge: A Reconstruction Studies

Authors
Fauzan Mustaffa, Peter Woods Charles, Harold Thwaites, Eugene Ch’ng, Lim Yan Peng
Corresponding Author
Fauzan Mustaffa
Available Online 3 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201202.085How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Sultanate Melaka, Sultanate Melaka Bridge, Historical Reconstruction, Creative Interpretation
Abstract
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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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
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DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201202.085
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