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Site Visit at Heritage Building JB, Johor

Heritage building can be defined as human creation which symbolises iconic building with local identity, cultural value, memorial events, and tourism-related business for a country. It is worth conserving and preserving as it represents something worth remembering about past that should be passed to future generations

In Malaysia context, National Heritage Act 2005, defined heritage as any heritage site, heritage object, underwater cultural heritage or any living person declared as National Heritage (under section 67). Under section 2, heritage definably into two categories: Cultural Heritage: includes tangible or intangible form of cultural property, structure or artifact and may include a heritage matter, object, item, artifact, formation structure, performance, dance, song, music that is pertinent to the historical or contemporary way of Malaysians, on or in land or underwater cultural heritage of intangible form but including natural heritage Natural Heritage: includes natural feature of any area in Malaysia which may consist of earthly physical or biological formation or group of such formations, geological or physiographical features, mountains, river, stream, rock formation, sea shore or any natural sites of outstanding value from the point of view of nature, science, history conservation or natural beauty including flora and fauna of Malaysia.

The heritage market can be divided into two; firstly, in the situation where the listed heritage property is located in a suburb area and secondly where the listed heritage property exists as a stand-alone (isolated) entity. In a suburb area the heritage property will be treated the same with stand-alone property but with an added heritage value (Deodhar 2004). Therefore, the value of heritage property in suburb area is above normal market value. Previously, most studies focus on listed heritage property in suburb area and there are lacks of study on identifying the value of stand-alone heritage property. However, it is important to quantify the amount on economic basis of stand-alone listed heritage property because it will increase the value of the property, give higher rents, conservation and maintenance strategies and others.

On October 20th, 2022, all participants from industry and secretariat of UTMCRES did site visit to heritage building at the city of Johor Bahru namely Redhouse, Chinese Heritage Museum, and Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim. Here are some memories:

non-conventional teaching & learning

Collaborative Project

In order to encourage collaborative learning among students in such courses, I facilitated the peer review groups, outlined several interactive learning through breakout session like jamboard group.

They have to search the latest law cases in Lexis Malaysia through ezproxy UTM Library either MLJ, CLJ or others. They are required to discuss and summarise the real law cases based on the 6 basic principles of common law using jamboard and submit via e-learning.

Self-reflection of teaching development over time and how this relates to future goals

The principle of learning theories is crucial in helping and guiding a lecturer to select the best instructional tools, techniques, and strategies that promote learning and better understanding on how learning occurs. The learning theories that can be implemented in my class namely “Administrative Law” are Constructivism and Cognitivism learning theories.

Personal Philosophy

My motivation of teaching is inspired from my late mother. She was a teacher during her lifetime. She always reminds me about the responsibilities of an educator to provide students with an environment conducive and supportive to learning. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the teaching and learning environment has been switched into online teaching and learning including synchronous and asynchronous methods.

A lecturer should have an initiative to set several personal goals. Besides, a lecturer should have information technology knowledge to convert the traditional lecture note into digital source in order to attract the students to engage with all activities during the online class. Additionally, a lecturer should also equip herself/ himself with more ICT skills than students.

Goals of Student Learning

My teaching goal is providing a meaningful teaching and learning and a key belief. I am a proponent of requiring students to engage in extensive written, as well as spoken, discourse. There are some methods and strategies to implement it.

In order to encourage cooperative and collaborative learning among students in such courses, I facilitated the peer review groups, outlined several interactive learning through breakout session


I just want to share a sharing session by Mr Iria Izham from UTM about Legal Risk Management.

Legal risk can be defined as where the source or consequence is legal in nature (the change in circumstances have legal effects).

Legal Risk Management (LRM) is important to control and manage the legal risks of an organization. An organization or company will exposed to claims, lawsuits, fines, and investigations if there are inadequate LRM processes.

There are four types of legal risks namely:

a) contracts

b) litigations

c) regulations

d) structural changes to the market

Legal risk assessment can be categorised into four phases:

  1. Phase 1: identification of risk through workshop and inteviews
  2. Phase 2: risk scoring
  3. Phase 3: critical analysis
  4. Phase 4: implementation of Action Plan