Factors Affecting Social Sustainability of Traditional Malay Settlement

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Najiha Jaffar
Nor Zalina Harun
Mazlina Mansor


Successful traditional settlements refer to a settlement environment that spontaneously built by residents who consider their existing site integrates with excellent social sustainability indicators. This study aims to determine the factors of physical character for social sustainability of a traditional settlement. Among the objectives is to identify the types of physical characteristics deemed as significant in daily social interaction among the locals. A quantitative method was employed using questionnaire survey distributed to 400 residents in two historic settlements in Kuala Terengganu. Such factors categorised into six latent factors, which are the preservation of local identity, safety, provision of infrastructure, natural qualities, accessibility, and availability of public spaces.


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Jaffar, N., Harun, N.Z. and Mansor, M. 2020. Factors Affecting Social Sustainability of Traditional Malay Settlement. Asian Journal of Quality of Life. 4, 17 (Jan. 2020), 15–30. DOI:https://doi.org/10.21834/ajqol.v4i17.198.


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