The landscape agenda as looking at the global contact nowadays is gaining its popularity and dominates the need and importance of a good surrounding. In peeling the dilemma of the Malay contemporary community, a study has been conducted in conjunction with identifying the needs and their favouritism in accordance to the need and current lifestyle. Desa Wawasan reflects villages that adapt Gerakan Daya Wawasan (GDW) has been chosen specifically in order to see the efficiency and effectiveness of systematic planning and maintenance held by it’s society regard to their surrounding. This research imposes a qualitative approach. The collected information is based on the secondary data, field studies such as on-site observation, interview, and questionnaire to the selected respondent based on the study sample. Based on the research conducted, the study has discovered the design characteristics with the usage of a typical element at Desa Wawasan residential which have been identically more systematic and comprehensive. Hence, the effectiveness of GDW concept can be considered as a module as it can be highlighted as one of the sentiments that contributes in creating image and identity of Malay contemporary landscape. Keywords: Malay landscape, contemporary community, systematic planning, maintenance. © 2017 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.