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Tourism development and social impact: The case of Mantanani Island, Sabah (Malaysian Borneo)

Jaafar, Mastura and Paijo, Mohd Amirul Nizam and Mohamad, Diana and Ismail, Mohd Muzzammil (2016) Tourism development and social impact: The case of Mantanani Island, Sabah (Malaysian Borneo). In: International Conference on Government & Public Affairs 2016 (ICOGPA2016), October 5th - 6th, 2016, School of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Mantanani Island in Sabah (Malaysian Borneo) is located at the northwest of Kota Belud, a district famous for its weekly Tamu (market).The local communities are mainly composed of the Bajau tribe and a majority of its members work as full-time fishermen. Tourism development in Mantanani was first observed in the existence of tour operator on the island few years back and since, has rapidly progressed.The intense tourism development has affected the local communities' such commodification, adaptation to tourist’s demands and it alters the local identity because of the increasing number of accommodations. Hence, this study aims to identify the local communities' social impact and their perception toward tourism development. Drawing from 259 respondents surveyed in November 2014, this study concludes that local community on Mantanani are affected by the tourism development both positive and negatively, still, they can accept the high numbers of visitors on the island.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-983-44661-7-6 Organized by: School Of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok Kedah, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Island Tourism, Social Carrying Capacity, Local Communities, Mantanani Island
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: School of Government
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Muzzammil Ismail
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 08:00
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 08:03
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20354

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