COMPORT : REDEVELOPMENT OF KUALA BESUT TERMINAL AS COMMUNITY HUB IN TERENGGANU
Keywords:Community hub, art and culture, Kuala Besut terminal, Perhentian Island
Besut district located in the state of Terengganu on the East coast of Peninsula Malaysia which is rich in cultural heritage and various tourist attractions. However, the district's tourism sector has yet to reach its development potential. The town, Kuala Besut, is just a tourist route for those who want to get to Perhentian island. Tourists bypassed the town's innate attractions. From the survey, three issues were identified. The first issue is the lackadaisical state of the boat terminal facilities, such as restaurants, seating areas, toilets, and parking. The second issue is the seasonal business, where vendors at the terminal can only operate during the dry season. The third issue is the need for more opportunities to promote the art and cultural products of Kuala Besut at the tourist prong jetty. Therefore, the thesis aims to redevelop Kuala Besut terminal, which can solve all three issues architecturally. The objective of the study is to design appropriate terminal facilities, spaces for vendors and spaces for art and cultural products promotion. The research methodology used for this study is the qualitative method using literature reviews, case studies and interviews for brief formulation and site studies for context. The study's findings create an architectural solution for the three issues and help to boost Kuala Besut's local economy and tourism industry.