Re-imagining Pekan Kuah as the Rainforest Shopping Paradise of Langkawi

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Re-imagining Pekan Kuah as the Rainforest Shopping Paradise of Langkawi

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Zubir, Syed Sobri
dc.contributor.author Yahya, Josmin
dc.contributor.author Mahdzub, Amira Fadhilah
dc.contributor.author Ab. Rahman, Rashidah
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-07T16:56:21Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-07T16:56:21Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.issn 1646-6756
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10437/6570
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses Theme III: Architecture, Spatiality and Perception. Pekan Kuah, a small town on the legendary island of Langkawi is used as the exploratory setting. The rich bio-diversity provides major tourists’ attractions on Langkawi. Shopping does not. Its designation as a Duty-Free island status in 1987 had limited effect. The issue is how to turn Pekan Kuah into an inviting shopping environment for local and international visitors. This paper outlines the relationship between structures and objects that defines ‘shoppingscapes’ within a newly rejuvenated urban-shopping environment of this island town. The more urban part of the island need not be an isolated man-made district. The rich layering of tropical rainforest provides the inspiration. New structures not only provide a new kind of public spaces in Langkawi but also change the perception of public spaces there as a whole - thus transforming Pekan Kuah as the Rainforest Shopping Paradise of Langkawi. en
dc.format application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Edições Universitárias Lusófonas pt
dc.rights openAccess
dc.subject ARQUITETURA pt
dc.subject ARCHITECTURE en
dc.subject TURISMO pt
dc.subject TOURISM en
dc.subject DESENHO URBANO pt
dc.subject URBAN DESIGN en
dc.subject NATUREZA pt
dc.subject NATURE en
dc.subject LANGKAWI pt
dc.subject ESPAÇO PÚBLICO pt
dc.subject PUBLIC SPACE en
dc.subject BIODIVERSIDADE pt
dc.subject BIODIVERSITY en
dc.subject COMÉRCIO RETALHISTA pt
dc.subject RETAIL TRADE en
dc.title Re-imagining Pekan Kuah as the Rainforest Shopping Paradise of Langkawi en
dc.type article pt


Files in this item

Files Size Format View
4266-14211-1-PB.pdf 2.333Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account