|Published online: April 24, 2014||$US5.00|
This study examines the identity of Sino-Portuguese architectural styles in Phuket and studies sustainable development in this region. This study uses both documentary research and field surveys, including in-depth interviews with 30 owners and 10 specialists who know well the cultural significance of Sino-Portuguese style buildings. We analyzed interview data with descriptive analysis. The results showed that the identities of Sino-Portuguese styles have their own unique design, such as windows, doors and roofs, and reflect Chinese beliefs about how to locate a building. In addition, for the sustainable development of the Sino-Portuguese architectural style, Chinese people in Phuket should work to protect and conserve their cultural heritage and the government should set policies to encourage people for preserve traditional cultural remnants.
|Keywords:||Sino-Portuguese Architecture, Identity, Sustainable Development|
The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp.1-11. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 24, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 804.237KB)).
Associate Professor, Research Center for Asia Pacific Development Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand
Assistant Professor, Institute for Peace Studies, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand