Domestic Visitors Safety and Security in Urban Environments: Some Major Issues in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Fauziah Che Leh
Fauziah Che Leh, Department of Geography and Environment, Faculty of Human Sciences, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim Perak.
Manuscript received on 06 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 14 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 4112-4117 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C5252098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C5474.098319
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Abstract: This article aims to discuss the level of safety and security of domestic visitors in eight urban tourism destinations in Kuala Lumpur city centre. Discussing safety and security importance for urban tourism destinations because it can influence of frequency and severity among tourist. Primary data were gathered from questionnaire surveys of 192 randomly sampled domestic visitors who are willing to be the respondents of the study. The findings indicated the reality of some security and safety issues faced by the Kuala Lumpur domestic visitors. The results show that concerns and anxieties have arisen among domestic visitors to their safety in the urban tourist location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur during their visit to the site. This harms the location of city tourism in downtown Kuala Lumpur in the future if it is not resolved. Safe city programs should be empowered and implemented more widely including in the urban tourism sector to address safety and security issues in the rapidly expanding urban environment.
Keywords: Safety and Security; Urban Tourism; Kuala Lumpur City Centre; Domestic Visitor; Crime; Anxieties
Scope of the Article: Software Engineering Tools and Environments