Sustainability of Marina Barrage: a Critical Analysis

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SUSTAINABILITY OF MARINA BARRAGE: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

DipHTM intake: DipHTM 10
Module: 3-month Project
Lecture: Aji Divakar
Student name: Li Zi Rong
Student Number: DipHTM1022
Submission Deadline: 2nd November 2009
|I declare that all materials included in this essay / report / project / dissertation is the end result of my own work and | |that due acknowledgement have been given in the bibliography and references to ALL sources be they printed, electronic or | |personal. |

Abstract
Sustainable tourism acknowledges the fundamental link between long-term planning, concerning the environment, economic gain and profitability from tourism operations and social equity. It is also the tourism that is developed and maintained in a manner, and at such a scale, that it remains economically viable over an indefinite period and does not undermine the physical and human environment that sustains and nurtures it. The challenge for tourism is to protect and enhance opportunities for future generations of tourists and host communities in a time of change. This is a critical analysis of the key components of sustainability of Marina Barrage. According to the research about it, there appears to be some problems in making Marina Barrage stay sustainable. This report includes three parts in environmental control segment, the background of the Marina Barrage and the problems in environment, the visitors’ opinions, analyze the problems and what measures should take to avoid and solve the problems to make the Marina Barrage become a sustainable tourism and satisfy the tourists.

Acknowledgements
I would like to acknowledge, with thanks, and extend my heartfelt gratitude to the following persons who have helped me to make the completion of this research project: Our lecture Aji Divakar, for his help, explanation, encouragement and support. Rob Harris, Tony Griffin and Peter Williams, the authors of the book Sustainable Tourism - A Global Perspective, for their knowledge and information. Edgell, David L., the author of the book Managing Sustainable Tourism – A Legacy for the Future, for his knowledge and information about sustainable tourism. To my friends

And to God, who made all things possible.

Contents

1.0 Introduction ………………………………………………………………1 2.0 Background of Marina Barrage …………………………………………..2 3.0 Literature Review
3.1 Sustainable Tourism …………………………………………………3 3.2 The Importance of Sustainable Tourism ………………………….....3 3.3 The Key Elements for Tourism Sustainability …………………….……..3 3.4 The Principles for Sustainable Tourism …………………….………..4 4.0 Research for Marina Barrage …………………………………….……….5 5.0 Analysis …………………………………………………………..…….....7 6.0 Suggestion and Recommendation …………………………………..…….8 7.0 Conclusions……………………………………………………..……….…….9 References

1.0 Introduction
The concept of sustainability plays a very important role in tourism industry nowadays. Every attraction can’t exist without sustainability. Making tourism more sustainable requires a lot of conditions, such as culture, history, heritage, economic, environment, society and arts of the local community. To maintain and make tourism sustainable and successful is based upon a number of actions, for example, maintaining and improving levels of natural capital stock through accurate and objective assessment of resources, effective environmental policies, tourism management plans, and equitable economic and employment benefits, long-term monitoring, assessment and feedback. (Harris, Griffin and Williams, 2002) The Marina Barrage is a new attraction which opened on 1 November 2008 in Singapore. There are three benefits of Marina Barrage are water supply, flood control and lifestyle attraction. It was conferred the Superior Achievement Award - the highest honor of the...
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