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Community resources as the indigenous tourism product of the Mah Meri people in Malaysia


Kunasekaran, Puvaneswaran and Gill, Sarjit Singh and Talib, Ahmad Tarmizi (2015) Community resources as the indigenous tourism product of the Mah Meri people in Malaysia. Journal of Sustainable Development, 8 (6). pp. 158-161. ISSN 1913-9063; ESSN: 1913-9071


This paper presents the significant role of resources which is utilized by the Mah Meri community in Pulau Carey, Malaysia to practice sustainable tourism. Preliminary study was conducted at Kampung Sungai Bumbon which is a well-established indigenous tourism destination in Malaysia. In-depth interview which was used as the qualitative data collection method helped the researchers to holistically understand the community resources which can encourage sustainable tourism practice. Natural tourism products like wood carvings and weavings are the main attributes which contribute to tourism development. This study reveals that the community is proud of its diversified environment. However, the community feels that their culture and tourism gradually facing great threat because of the scarcity of natural resources. It is hoped that the findings of this study will contribute to existing literature in the indigenous tourism and community resources ground.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v8n6p158
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Ecotourism; Indigenous people; Sustainability; Scarcity
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2018 08:48
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 08:48
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/13857
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