A group of 34 Diploma in Landscape Architecture students went on an overseas study trip to Batu Pahat, Malacca and Cameron Highlands, Malaysia from 8th-11th Sep ‘14 to experience the environmental conditions in the tropical biome in Malaysia and enhance learning on the supply of plants for landscape architectural practice. The learning exposure in landscape conditions and plant nursery operations further supported the teaching material & design pedagogy in DLA. The visit to Malacca exposed students to the cultural heritage evident in the rich architectural styles and spirit of the place, which included the visit to the Malacca Peranakan Heritage Museum.
The students also stayed at the Hotel Puri where they experienced an array of interesting Peranakan heritage found within the hotel setting and environment. On the second day of the trip, the students proceeded from the World Heritage town to the Cameron Highlands to discover and study the natural ecosystem of the greenery and landscape features found there.