The Basis of Plants Adoption and It's Application in Landscape of Malay Traditional House


1 Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Creative Technology and Heritage, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Bachok Campus, 16300 Bachok, Kelantan, Malaysia.

2 Professor, Faculty of Applied Social Science, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Gong Badak Campus, 21300 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.

3 Associate Professor, Faculty of Earth Science, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Jeli Campus, 17600 Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia.


Malay home surroundings is varies in plants pattern as well as a variety of size. The plants species
cultivated own their particular reasons. Malay house environment is so harmony with humans, Mother Nature also
culture relationship has visualise a unique environmental design. In this accomplishing research, it will provide an
understanding of plants adoption of Malay house environment. Environment factor and socio-culture dominates
planting pattern of Malay house environment. The cultivated plant species purpose is not only for beautifying the
view only but also involve food, medicine, cosmetic, belief and also aesthetic values factor. This research use Paine
and Taylor approach that emphasize four factors of nature, culture, view and meaning to obtain wider range of vision
from informants in this field to provide a wider point of understanding in comprehending plants adoption pattern. The
environment of Malay society life is much near with Mother Nature has influence plants landscape pattern at their
home yard/ lawn. The plants selection planted were much influenced with Malay society’s lifestyle.