16 & 17 February 2023
Architecture Students Field Study Trip
“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future”
The School of Architecture FAB UGM with SKM/DKM Senibina visited Mah Meri Cultural Village and Muzium Warisan Melayu UPM in Serdang. The visit is part of the field study for Architecture related programs. Our students visited the museum with important historical artifacts with detailed explanations from our guide, Encik Adib. Then, we visited 4 Rumah Melayu, each one from a different negeri in Malaysia, built as close as the original condition.
Students also experienced Makan Bersila for lunch, the traditional Malay way to eat. We chose the menu Masak Lemak, in Rumah Melayu Negeri Sembilan there. We’re grateful that the visit went smoothly and hope that our students learnt a lot about traditional Malay architecture and culture, on a real scale.
The students explored natural materials and vernacular architecture as well as the culture and history of a settlement. The exposure will help the students to appreciate the values and the culture that later evolve their creativity and decision making in design.