1. Villages – Malaysia 2. Malays (Asian people) – Dwellings The magnificence of the traditional Malay architechture started from a simple welling located in a pristine place known as a kampung. Each characteristic of the Malay traditional house has its own connection with nature, a certain description and philosophy that reflects the culture and heritage of the predominantly Malay Muslim community. The house and the village compelemet each other to create a sense of balance in life. It os from the humble village that life develops into more complex structure economically, socially, and physically. Although the rapid development has somehow changed the existence of the village into a bustling city. there is still a sense of balance in various aspects of life which is necessary to ensure our co-existence with nature.