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Characterisation of coastal landscape characters for scenic tourism route

Zulkifli, Nabilah Huda and Ibrahim, Putri Haryati and Zakariya, Khalilah (2019) Characterisation of coastal landscape characters for scenic tourism route. In: 2019 Asian Cultural Landscape Association Conference: Perception and Aesthetics of Cultural Landscape in Asia, 9-10 October 2019, Fraser Place Puteri Harbour, Iskandar Puteri, Johor. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Pahang and Terengganu are coastal states with abundance of rural tourist attractions. The east-coast region has a mix of distinctive built environments and panoramic natural landscapes that are complemented with rich heritage food and culture that can be enjoyed through drive tourism. However, the landscape features of the east coast region are fragmented by other types of landuse such as industrial areas, commercial areas, and townships. While it is undeniable that most places will go through the process of development and infrastructural improvements as part of their growth, it is important to identify the rural landscape characters and tourism assets to protect and optimise the usage of the resources, and potentials to generate income for the local community. The aim of this study is to identify and characterise the coastal rural landscape characters along the east coast route from Pahang to Terengganu, by examining and categorising the rural characters deemed significant by locals and tourists. Through methods of questionnaire survey and interviews, this study examined one of the oldest roads in Malaysia, which is the E3 route (also known as AH18). The findings revealed that the integration of the rural landscape characters into the coastal tourism route planning can offer a rich tourism experience and a better quality regional destination image. The enhancement and composition of landscape characters with tourism resources signify the cultural landscape of an area, which is essential to the planning of multi-destination tourism route for the east coast region.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 5381/75402
Uncontrolled Keywords: Landscape; landscape character; Tourism; Scenic route; Mapping
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM621 Culture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr. Khalilah Zakariya
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 16:49
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2019 16:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75402

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