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Type :thesis
Subject :HE Transportation and Communications
Main Author :Chan Yi Chee
Title :Visualising of the 20th century past cultural heritage of Weld Quay, Penang through digital technology representation
Place of Production :Tanjong Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Seni, Komputeran dan Industri Kreatif
Year of Publication :2019
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
This study aimed to identify appropriate information and materials for interpreting the Weld Quay as the cultural heritage centre in the early of 20th century. The study synthesised the  relevant information and materials with the digital technology to construct a virtual reality environment. This study also proposed suitable digital technology to visualise the garments of the inhabitant based on the occupational stereotype at  trading port of Weld Quay. Theoretical framework of this study was based on the Visual Narrative  Field Model and the research used qualitative approach to collect data. Since those remarkable  scenes and data regarding the culture heritage of old Weld Quay were long gone, narrative analysis  method was selected to collect the data. Two informants were invited for conducting narrative  interview. Apart from interview, other narrative data in visual forms were also collected from  museums or galleries, printed documents and virtual outputs. The collected data were analysed using  narrative analysis and visual analysis. Narrative analysis was mainly used to analyse interview  data whereas visual analysis were used to analyse, categorise and interprete the other visual  narrative data by identifying the denotative and connotative signs of the visual data. The  information and data in terms of the past environment and garments in Weld Quay were found, where  these data could be used to reconstruct and visualise the long gone environment setting of Weld  Quay. The information that derived from the narrative interview are regarding materials, colours  and elements of garment of different ethnics whereas visual data provided information regarding the  environment settings and elements that can be found in the surrounding of each of the locations at  Weld Quay. As a conclusion, the proposed idea for visualising the past cultural heritage at Weld  Quay in virtual reality form has been successfully achieved. This study implicated that the use of  digital tools and technology were beneficial for preserving or conserving cultural heritage. Thus,  younger generation can access the information digitally and immortalise the unique cultural heritage.  



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