Development of Sustainable and Regional Tourism Architecture on Island Resort in Malaysia

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Development of Sustainable and Regional Tourism Architecture on Island Resort in Malaysia

Abstract

Cultural authenticity and identity need to be enhanced in every development to achieve identical cultural development and manner. Malaysia is a multi-racial country. Thus, the formation of national culture needs a good planning in order to achieve life style, which can integrate racial culture to develop National identity. Malay culture and heritage are a well-blend of social, culture, economic, architecture, and environment. Hence, sustainable development are stressed on balance and unity between economic development and social needs, also, to meet current need without disturbing future requirements. Time and distance are getting shorter after implications of global impacts on technology development and communication system. The effects can be clearly seen on purpose changes of tourism which are more leading to resources such as sustainable, educational, cultural, agricultural and ecological oriented rather than recreational and entertainment basis. Based on these perspectives, this paper will discuss on sustainable tourism element which will take place in the development of sustainable regional architecture development on island in Malaysia. The existing tourism products and architecture can improve the quality of the island resort in Malaysia.

Introduction

Cultural authenticity and identity need to be enhanced in every development to achieve identical cultural development and manner. Malaysia is a multi-racial country. Thus, the information of national culture needs a good planning in order to attain lifestyles which can bring out national identity and cultural.

Both Malay culture and heritage are a well-blend of social, culture, economic, architecture and environment. Hence, sustainable development stands stress on balance and unity between economic development social needs. Also, to meet current need without disturbing future requirements.

Time and distance are getting shorter after implications of global impacts on technology development and communication system. The effects can be clearly seen on purpose changes of tourism which more leading to natural resource, agricultural and ecology oriented rather than recreational and entertainment basis.

Based on the perspective, this chapter will discuss on sustainable tourism element which will take place in regional resort architecture development on island area. The existing tourism products and architecture can improve the resort quality of Malaysia islands.

Regional Resort Architecture on Islands and Their Development

Development and architecture movement are the two things that ought to happen together. It is known that development will cause a change whether positive or negative. This is often to happen in architectural element of local resort after changes of development activity such as tourism industrial expansion which gives massive impact on architectural heritage of local resort.

Island area is given enormous architecture development, typically. Islands of Malaysia are well known and it attracts tourist from inside and outside the country. Openness among locals towards foreign tourists is also a good force instead of relying only on nature itself. Then, the investments in tourism industries are wide opened and attract investors with skills and capitals. Sometimes, political issues might as well succeed the programme. Positively, the unknown island can be commercialized by having activities and promotion.

Tourism industries for island can be revolutions in sense of tourism product, economic and local identity. Accomplishment of the sector will boost economic growth through existence of job opportunities, foreign currency exchange, culture expansion, widening of international network and dwindle the unbalance of certain area development (Bird, 1998).

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