house (Rumah Bujang & Rumah Bujang berserambi) features similar to
Cambodian and Thai houses. With its raised platform on stilts,
triangular shape, steep gabled roof, gently curved gable ends (Peles),
rhomboid shaped terracotta roof tiles and walls made of timber
panels which slotted into grooves frames.
Built entirely of
Cengal wood (Neobalanocarpus Heimii), the walls, doors, windows and
gables consist of separate wood panels which are fitted together
using wooden joints held in place by pasak (wooden pegs) from penaga
Amazingly, No nails are used, thus the entire structure can be
taken apart and reassembled. In Malay Terengganu dialect masang,
meaning ‘assemble’. The house can be easily assembled or dismantled
and move from one location to another. Imagine, Terengganu already
making prefabricated homes over hundreds year ago.
Village is a conservation and restoration project on Terengganu
classic houses with objectives as follow :
Rescued and restored
centuries old Terengganu classic houses otherwise would have been
demolished or would have fallen into ruin.
understand the cultures, motifs, symbolic, tales and values behind
Gain more appreciation of Malay architectural and to educate
young generation of carpenters (Tukang Kayu) on eroding heritage of
a Terengganu Malay classic house.