Exploratory Research on Sports Facilities Construction in Malaysia

Barghchi, Maassoumeh and Omar, Dasimah and Aman, Mohd Salleh and Kazemian, Sina and Huat, Bujang B.K. (2010) Exploratory Research on Sports Facilities Construction in Malaysia. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 4 (10). pp. 5326-5331. ISSN 1991-8178,

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Sports and sports facilities development have improved rapidly over the past years inMalaysia. However, such improvements are inadequate compared to the overall development of sportsat international level. In recent years sport is getting more and more influential and it will continueto grow in importance, even for developing countries. Recent developments have witnessed the useof sports facilities as a force for urban growth. The aim of this research is to examine the relationshipbetween sports facilities and urban development in Malaysia. The study uses the expert opinion of town planners, as key players in decision making, working in the specific government's agencies eitherin Kuala Lumpur or all 13 states, who are responsible for formulating and administrating all nationalpolicies relating to town and country planning. The paper argues that simultaneously with emphasison creating a sports culture among Malaysian, there is a need for a new perspective and a newapproach for sports facilities development in the future. In addition, further investigation on theimpacts of sports facilities might help to improve the effectiveness and contribution of sports facilitiesto urban development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sports facilities; Town planners; Development; Malaysia; Town and Country planning
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science (formerly known as Centre for Sports & Exercise Sciences)
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 06:03
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 01:33
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/14290

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