International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies


:: International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies

ISSN 2228-9860
eISSN 1906-9642


Vol.12(3) (2021)

  • Urban Design Elements with a Case Study at Bandar Sungai Petani of Kedah

    Aida Amalina Abd Rahim, Mohamad Azil Muzammil Baharudin, Yasser Arab, Ahmad Sanusi Hassan (School of Housing, Building & Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, MALAYSIA),
    Khiensak Seangklieng, (Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, THAILAND),
    Boonsap Witchayangkoon (Department of Civil Engineering, Thammasat School of Engineering, Thammasat University, THAILAND).

    Disciplinary: Architecture and City Planning, History of Southeast Asia.

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    doi: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2021.44

    Keywords: Colonial architecture; City development; Mental mapping; Commercial area; Government office; Colonial urban element; Architecture identity.

    This study focuses on the early development of Bandar Sungai Petani during the early 1990s and the impact of the colonization, resulting in a variety of physical design and configuration that can encourage social fabrics and economy. This study's goal is to justify the identity, history of the early settlement of Bandar Sungai Petani during the early year and the progress of development of urban design influence of typography, lifestyle of the habitants, economic capacity that made the area one of the major towns in Peninsular Malaysia. Sungai Petani is known as an industrial town due to its economic activity. This research method involves observation and data collection.. The study finds that Bandar Sungai Petani has a masterplan with gridiron design, which is systematically arranged although irregularly. The gridiron concept forms primary road networks and linkages with vehicular paths, making the place well connected and having good circulation in the area. The study also shows that the urbanization of Bandar Sungai Petani has been impacted a lot by the trading activity from the early colonial era. Based on research, during the first years, Kuala Muda was once the administrative centre and later moved to Bandar Sungai Petani that was identified as a colonial trading area and has grown into governmental administrative and commercial sectors.

    Paper ID: 12A3B

    Cite this article:

    Rahim, A. A. A., Baharudin, M. A. M., Yasser Arab, Hassan, A. S., Seangklieng, K., Witchayangkoon, B. (2021). Urban Design Elements with a Case Study at Bandar Sungai Petani of Kedah. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 12(3), 12A3B, 1-13.


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