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The living condition in the historic city of Penang in Malaysia

Karim, A.H.M Zehadul and Bakar , Mohd. Isa and Chan , Hua Chiang (2010) The living condition in the historic city of Penang in Malaysia. South Asian Anthropologist, 10 (2). pp. 165-173. ISSN 0257-7348

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Abstract

This paper on the living condition in the City Center of Southeast Asia is an analysis of the restructured way of life and living in two centrally located and historically significant streets of Penang City in Malaysia. from historical points of view, these locations represent one of the oldest settlement areas of Penang, having exposure to business privileges and commercial facilities. The study aims at understanding th better effects of housing located in these historically significant inner city centers as they undergo transformation in response to the recent urban growth and socio-economic development. The newly developed urban areas in the city had brought massive changes to its specific spatial characteristics as well as in the community life of these areas as they have now been purposefully reorganized. It has been observed that with the expansion of cities, the new generations have now the tendency to move to the new localities as they provide them with modern facilities and more suitable living environment.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6372/37488
Uncontrolled Keywords: Living conditions, Penang City, Historical significance, Malaysia, Urban growth
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A.H.M. Zehadul Karim
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2014 10:29
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2014 10:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37488

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