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Author : Rui Qi Chong & Paolo Mura
School/Work Place : Taylor's University, Malaysia
Contact : paolo.mura@taylors.edu.my
Year : 2014

This paper explores local population’s perceptions of the development of the Bukit Jalil area after the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games. The work on which this study is based is important because it provides a fundamental insight for the local government in analysing the impact the Games have had on the surrounding area. It is already known that mega‐events may reap huge benefits or incur great losses to the host destination, and case studies like such will help cities be better equipped with the necessary knowledge in ensuring that the events are beneficial for the area. Despite this, this field remains rather unexplored. This research employs a qualitative approach, with semistructured interviews with residents staying near the stadium area to understand their perception of the urban change in the area after the Games. To establish rapport and a relationship of trust was essential to collect the data. The study finds that while the local residents generally acknowledge the positive development in terms of public infrastructure as part of the Games’ legacy, they also express some concerns over some urban regeneration errors, particularly social issues like the increase in crime rate and the level of exclusion they felt from the Games. Though not conclusive, this study creates a basic understanding and foundation for further studies to be conducted regarding this topic.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
5 Think Tank XIII Local Residents' Involvement in Rural Tourism: The Cas... file 3880 Nov 06, 2013

Community involvement is regarded as a significant factor for the development of rural tourism. In Malaysia, cooperatives are used as a catalyst to achieve community development through community involvement. This paper focuses on the involv...

Author: Uma Thevi Munikrishnan, Sushila Devi Rajaratnam, Paolo Mura & Vikneswaran Nair 

Year: 2013 

4 Think Tank XIII Visitors' and Residents' Perception of Tourism Impact ... file 10861 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism is one of the leading contributors to service industry in Malaysia and is gradually growing. The growth of this industry brings impact towards the environment, specifically the water quality of islands. This study views into the visi...

Author: Murugadas Ramdas & Badaruddin Mohamed 

Year: 2013 

3 Think Tank XIII Understanding Sense of Place in Tourism Development: T... file 6017 Nov 06, 2013

This paper introduces the rationale for a study which explores the relationship between sense of place and sustainability at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park (TARP), Sabah. Sense of place encompasses an understanding of the meaning bestowed ...

Author: Paulin Wong Poh Lin & Balvinder Kaur Kler 

Year: 2013 

2 Think Tank IX Malay Small Family Business Values file 7111 Dec 19, 2013

In Malaysia approximately 90% of the businesses are categorized as small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The majority of these small businesses are family owned and make a significant contribution to Malaysian Gross Domestic Product. The prev...

Author: Askiah Jamaluddin & Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2009 

» Think Tank XIV The Bukit Jalil Legacy: Local Residents' Perceptions o... file 2141 Jun 26, 2014

This paper explores local population’s perceptions of the development of the Bukit Jalil area after the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games. The work on which this study is based is important because it provides a fundamental insight for th...

Author: Rui Qi Chong & Paolo Mura 

Year: 2014 

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