REJUVENATION OF KAMPUNG KUALA LINGGI FOR FILMSCAPE TOURISM
Malacca is well known for its richness in history, culture and tradition as the earliest states occupied by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British Colonial
powers and currently acknowledged as UNESCO world heritage site for Historic Cities of Straits of Malacca. However, midway between Melaka City and Port Dickson lies a few other historic Malay traditional houses, Pagar Ruyung Sultanate throne, a Dutch Fort built to control all ships movements on Linggi River and Rembau River. These buildings were gazetted individually as historical monuments under the Antiques Act of 1976. Due to urbanisation, a few remaining traditional villages like Kampung Kuala Linggi faced degradation. Kampung Linggi is known for its rustic ambience portraying the richness of Malay historical legacy, culture, environment and lifestyle of the Malay communities of Malaysia. The village is well known among filmmakers as the spot for shooting of Malay dramas, movies and music videos but not to tourists or younger generation. This research project proposed to prolong the remembrance of Kampung Kuala Linggi by implementing an inclusive and sustainable design strategy that promotes the beauty of Kampung Kuala Linggi as a platform for filmscape tourism spots.