Visitors’ Perception towards Putrajaya Wetland, Malaysia

Che Bon Ahmad, Rabiatul Adawiyah Nasir, Annur Soleha Ahmad, Jamalunlaili Abdullah

Abstract


Putrajaya Wetland (PW) is representing the dream of urban living, within its harmonies and refreshing environment; a place for urban people to unwind. However, starting in 2014, the number of visitors started decreasing. Thus, this research is to find out whether or not the attraction attributes, services and facilities provided contribute to the problem. Interviews with the PW management and questionnaire survey to visitors were carried out. The findings show that the attraction attributes, services and facilities at PW are up to date. Hence, it is suggested that there may be other factors causes the decreasing number of visitors to PW.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Visitors’ perception;; Putrajaya Wetlands; Malaysia


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i3.365

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