Phuket's Old Town Movement
The Halal Festival
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& Five Footway
historic streets in Phuket town are similar to those found in
the former British Straits Settlements. The front verandahs of
the row of shophouses join up to form a sheltered walkway, called
a five- footway. The Chinese gable roofs, originally of
terracotta tiles, are set against the undulating green hills yonder.
five-footway is made up of a series of front verandahs, offering
a convivial, multi-functional social space.
five-footway also functions as a pedestrian thoroughfare, charmingly
framed by a series of arcades.
these passages are increasingly blocked by goods and motorbike
renovations in recent years have covered up local drains. Though
the sidewalk is attractively made, it circumvents the problem
of blocked five-footways. Another challenge is to deal with the
messy overhead electrical wiring.
challenge is to make Thalang Road a Walking Street,
recovering social space and safety for pedestrian and non-motorised