Spatial assessment of the impact of flood to Melaka's economy

Zainol, Rosilawati and Elsawahli, Hanan Mohamed Hassan and Ibrahim, Wan Suzita (2018) Spatial assessment of the impact of flood to Melaka's economy. International Journal of GEOMATE, 14 (45). pp. 73-77. ISSN 2186-2982, DOI

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Melaka used to be a significant trading state in the 16th century. It had attracted traders from various continents to be its trading partners. Many of these traders had left their footprint enormously. Over the years, these tangible and intangible historical assets have been an attraction to tourism sector which contributes significantly to Malaysian GDP. However, due to the impact of climate change and rapid urban development in Melaka, the flood has posed a risk to Melaka's economy especially in the tourism sector. To protect its interest, Melaka has taken proactive measures in mitigating flood incidences. Thus, this study intends to examine the impact of the flood on Melaka's economy from 2012 to 2016 using spatial assessments. This study employs a quantitative approach by using secondary data obtained from the Department of Statistics Malaysia and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage. Moran's I, Local Indicator and Spatial Association and Bivariate Moran's I were used to analyze the data spatially. Findings show the mitigation measures taken have relieved the risk posed by floods towards economic activities in Melaka as a whole.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya: grant no. BKP011/13
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bivariate Moran's I; Flood modification; Local indicator spatial association; Local Moran's I; Moran's I
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 04:20
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2019 04:20

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