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Author : Paulin Wong Poh Lin & Balvinder Kaur Kler
School/Work Place : University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Contact : paulin.wong@yahoo.com
Year : 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 upon a physical, geographical location by local residents and also visitors. The paper proposes that preservation of sense of place enables tourist destinations to retain a uniqueness of character, and allows the local community to maintain their sense of belonging. Although a promising framework for understanding how tourism development may change the character of a destination, sense of place has been little utilised for this purpose. The paper suggests to ensure sustainable tourism development, sense of place of the local community should be given due consideration in any tourism development proposal. Tourism development that alters places may alter residents’ sense of place.


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 

» 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 

1 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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