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  Lestari Heritage of Phuket Town | Architecture | Streetscape | Thalang Road | China Inn |
| Pithak Chinpracha House Museum | Phuket Thai Hua School Museum | Art in the City
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Phuket's Old Town Movement


History
Architectural Heritage
The Phuket Shophouse
Urban Conservation
Old Phuket Foundation

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The Halal Festival In Kamala

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Remembering Princess Mahsuri

Click here for full story of the tragic princess from Phuket, and her descendants

 

 
 
 

 
Streetscape & Five Footway

The 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.

The five-footway is made up of a series of front verandahs, offering a convivial, multi-functional social space.

The five-footway also functions as a pedestrian thoroughfare, charmingly framed by a series of arcades.

However, these passages are increasingly blocked by goods and motorbike parking.

Urban 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.

The challenge is to make Thalang Road a ‘Walking Street’, recovering social space and safety for pedestrian and non-motorised street users.
 

 LESTARIHERITAGE OF PHUKET TOWN | ARCHITECTURE | STREETSCAPE | THALANG ROAD | CHINA INN | PITHAK CHINPRACHA HOUSE MUSEUM |
| PHUKET THAI HUA SCHOOL MUSEUM | ART IN THE CITY |  THE HALAL FESTIVAL IN KAMALA | REMEMBERING PRINCESS MASHURI |


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