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s of llenge. s and need double cha fore, a ectation face, there to the exp Cities respond be able to d in hey have to tourists. nd manage T bers of loped a 1) wing num ism is deve ation. the gro at tour o ensure th the resident popul t Cities have t it benefits 2) tha such a way

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A fast gro own as ci wing form ty attraction of tourism s, as well , stim as shoppi offers mu ng and ev ulated by historic ch scope al a ent for urban regenerat attractions, and b nd cultural ion. y busines s travel, i t

and city d estination s, also kn

(Source: S. Medlik (2003), “Dictionary of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality”, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford)

ations high popul on of 1) Locati odes or travel n 2) Maj oints ) Focal p 3 ations nces. r concentr of experie u 4) Harbo t offer a wide variety tha 5) Places
(Source: Hairul Ismail, Tom Baum and Jithendran Kokranikkal (2008), Urban Tourism In Developing Countries: A Case Of Malaysia Urban Tourism In Developing Countries: A Case Of Malaysia)

The cities of Ge orgetown, Mala cca and Kota Bh their advantage, aru have anothe that of their histo r point to ric buildings and areas. Malaysia should continue to pro mote its tourism multi-culture so products especia cieties and rich lly the heritage

(Source: Prof. Dr. A. Ghafar Ahmad (1998), Urban Tourism In Malaysia: Heritage Cities Of Georgetown, Malacca And Kota Bharu)

in new cognised en re n have be ificatio nd divers t io n a tc.), regenera -based ntions, e conve m. Tourism d on an touris nces and ns centre s of urb confere form rism ( tractio siness tou opment of new at ban bu evel ion of ur ism and d promot ed tour Active ent-relat strial heritage ev sport and ping or indu op leisure sh

(Source: Stephen Williams (1998), “Tourism Geography”, Routledge, London)

because more critical ance is even neither their nding, proven arketers and stination bra ourism de , 2001). for them by m “In terms of t ” (Therkelsen tities crafted iews of them xist any iden ve objective v untries pre-e co mers can ha tourist ers nor consu frastructure, dvertis a es, general in ical and tural resourc and art, polit h as na image, suc of the ure, history creation, cult ist destination e atmosphere Tour isure and re ment and th social environ ture, tourist le infrastruc vironment, rs, natural en to economic fac n, 2005). lace (Kantane p

a) b) c) d) e) f) g)

Historic Dist ricts Waterfronts Convention C enters and Ex hibitions Festivals and Events Special Visito r Districts Tourism Emp loyees and R esidents as C Retail and Ca ity Advocate tering Facilit s ies
(Source: Law, Christopher. 2002. Urban Tourism: The Visitor Economy and the Growth of Large Cities. London: Continuum)

o stages : a can be viewed in tw opment in Malaysi rban tourism devel Generally, u that began in the the postcolonial era endence or after the city after indep 1)Development in tablished urism begins to be es 1 95 7. after 1990, when to y of the tourism in the city panding the econom ment of 2)The develop generating and ex antly contributes to ific as a sector that sign city.

(Source: Hairul Ismail, Tom Baum and Jithendran Kokranikkal (2008), Urban Tourism In Developing Countries: A Case Of Malaysia Urban Tourism In Developing Countries: A Case Of Malaysia)

Kuala Lumpur’s urban setting is an emblem of Malaysia’s past and characters that derived present from many elements of cultures, outstandin architecture and even g remarkable natural en vironment. Over the 90-year per iod since 1860 to 195 0, the city has underg process of urbanizatio one rapid n and development, an d thus, fabricating a co possibly ambiguous im mplex or ages and perception.

(Source: http://www.dbkl.gov.my/pskl2020/english/)

from historical many attractions, ranging a home to , shopping KL is very fortunate to be lifestyles, cultural venues ixtures of local buildings, monuments, m facilities and urban parks. ts its overall infrastructure that suppor pped with modern It is also a city that is equi development. s, ranging from its mpur’s tourism attraction Kuala Lu recreational KLSP 2020 has identified dining and entertainment, s, shopping, cultural-heritage attraction education. attractions and health and
(Source: http://www.dbkl.gov.my/pskl2020/english/)

dmarks and of its people, its lan the mass lifestyle or culture urism promotion or ects, be it the daily p e media such as to Derive from many as ages projected by th or even im physical symbolism, media. ith modern ge and combine it w its cultural herita preserve the best of ed to City that has manag rience to visitor. a wholly unique expe conveniences to offer i-cultural s’ with ‘unique mult opolitan getaway dernity’ and a ‘cosm and mo aysia, 2006). ‘Fusions of tradition ture’ (Tourism Mal ts, and architec heritage, cuisine, ar Towers, is the Petronas Twin is none other than ndmark of KL which la The most celebrated own globally. ly an image that is kn undoubted
(Source: http://www.dbkl.gov.my/pskl2020/english/)

As a planned urban ci ty, the Federal Terri tory has been divided Units that are catego into several Planning rized in to three Plan ning Zones. a) CPA – Central Pla nning Area b) CBD (Central Busi ness District Area c) ) The Golden Trian gle

(Source: http://www.dbkl.gov.my/pskl2020/english/)

capital city rism development in a Urban tou ch function as : as Kuala Lumpur, whi such 1)Gateway, nnectivity), and t of distribution (or co 2)Poin places with tivities tructure for tourism ac 3)Strong infras mega event and ICE tourism, shopping, such M theme park.

(Source: http://www.dbkl.gov.my/pskl2020/english/)

e planning of urban rtant role in Malaysia. Th increasingly impo ing environment and on Urban tourism is playing an s on maintaining a good liv nced, with a focu construction was very adva n man and nature. eating the harmony betwee cr were well coordinated. vironmental conservation ic development and en ristic of urban tourism in As a result, rapid econom resource and the characte me the best tourism Such coordination has beco Malaysia. cus on vacation, odel in Malaysia, with a fo tourism development m These formed the regional ng, and business, etc. s and exhibitions, sightseei conference n in Malaysia had ral environment that urba ucture, and socio-cultu tural environment, infrastr The na come to our country. e newly people and tourist th to offer met the demand of

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