WIT Press


Sustainable Planning: Malaysia Agriculture Park - Where Did It Go Wrong?

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030611

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

473.55 kb

Author(s)

A. Abdullah, A. Bahauddin, B. Mohamed & S. Othman

Abstract

Sustainable planning: Malaysia Agriculture Park - Where did it go wrong? A. Abdullah, A. Bahauddin, B. Moharned & S. Othrnan School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Abstract Malaysia is fast becoming a popular tourist destination in South East Asia. Apart from the Asian economic crisis in 1997-99, the Annual Tourism Statistical Report indicates that visitor arrivals have been increasing at a compounded annual average growth rate of 7.7% from 1980 to 2000. As a result of the rapid growth in the tourism industry, there is an increase in the development of tourism products. Consequently, one of the resources that have been exploited is the natural environment, an asset in which Malaysia has in abundance. Based on the concept of eco-tourism and agro-tourism, the development of Malaysia Agriculture Park, among others, exploits nature in order to attract tourists. However, despite the fact that these types of tourism are becoming more popular among local and fo

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