|George Town, 20 August 2019 – Striking colours in an entertainment space is guaranteed to create a vibrant feeling and attract kids and teenagers. Going by this time-honoured rule, design student Shazrinah Ahmad Bashir earned a spot in KDU Penang University College’s Final Year Exhibition 2019.|
“The entertainment area needs to be attractive to appeal to customers. The design of the entertainment area must focus on colour schemes, furniture design and good lighting,” said Shazrinah, who showcased her interior design idea at the “At One with” Exhibition 2019 on August 17th, 2019, at Penang Digital Library.
She proposed an idea to build an entertainment area with a modern contemporary style and use striking colours with a concept name “Live Wire” to give her design scheme an air of unpredictability and energy.
“One of the main attractions in my entertainment place is the bowling alley because I’m planning to open my entertainment place at Tanjong Tokong and this will be the first bowling alley there,” she added, who is currently pursuing her Diploma in Interior Design, KDU Penang.
Besides bowling alley, she also planned out a pool table, hangout area for teenagers, foosball table, arcade machine, minibar and kids play area. Another student pursuing her Diploma in Interior Design presented her idea to build a lounge and spa area at Straits Green Park, Tanjung Tokong.
“The main reason to propose a lounge and spa at Tanjung Tokong is because spa services are few there even though many businesses exist in that area. I hope the lounge and spa area will help hectic people in this modern era to have a better place for relaxation with traditional spa treatments while enjoying music,” said Ng Shi Ting.
She added that the visitors would experience the natural environment in the lounge and spa as most of the materials are eco-friendly. This also would remind customers of the need to protect the environment.
A total of 11 exhibits were showcased at the “At One with” Final Year Exhibition 2019, organised by the Department of Built Environment, KDU Penang. The students were required to design an appealing concept in a commercial area, which can serve and contribute to society’s quality of life.
The opening ceremony of “At One with” Final Year Exhibition 2019 was graced by Thoy Siew Ping, General Manager of Penang Youth Development Corporation, Associate Professor Dr. Brian Imrie, Deputy Vice-chancellor of KDU Penang and Dr. Yeap Gik Hong, Head for School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment, KDU Penang.
“KDU Penang is the first foreign university in the northern region as now, we are part of University of Wollongong (UOW), one of the best public universities in Australia. As a prestigious university college in the northern region, KDU Penang is committed to providing experience-based education to prepare our students for immediate employment after their graduation,” said Associate Professor Dr. Brian Imrie during the opening ceremony.