The population in Malaya in the late 1800 was less than 10,000. Marketing of consumer product, branding and advertising were barely considered a concept or an industry. One of the earliest forms of advertising that existed during
The colonists had adopted their architectural styles in building modified to the climate context. These colonial buildings in Malaysia also have combinations of the styles from other cultures such as Indian and Chinese due to migrations and
Article by Rachel Leow, originally published in The Other Malaysia. Original article can be found here. If history is about the construction of a picture of the past from its traces today, it is also about the
Malaysia Design Archive is a space to trace and document Malaysian ‘endangered’ design & visual legacy, to preserve our historical past, as well as to create a resource of Malaysian design work. This is an on-going archival project and hopefully through this, we are able to build up a valuable and useful design / visual resource. If you’d like to contribute to the project, please write to us for more info.