SUSTAINABILITY OF MARINA BARRAGE: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS
DipHTM intake: DipHTM 10
Module: 3-month Project
Lecture: Aji Divakar
Student name: Li Zi Rong
Student Number: DipHTM1022 Submission Deadline: 2nd November 2009
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Sustainable tourism acknowledges the fundamental link between long-term planning, concerning the environment, …show more content…
For flood control, the Marina Barrage is part of a comprehensive flood control scheme to alleviate flooding in the low-lying areas in the city such as Chinatown, Boat Quay, Jalan Besar and Geylang. For a new lifestyle attraction, this is ideal for all kinds of recreational activities such as boating, windsurfing, kayaking and dragonboating etc. (PUB, 2009)
3.0 Literature Review
3.1 Sustainable Tourism
The definition of sustainable tourism is “achieving growth in a manner that does not deplete the natural and built environment and preserves the culture, history, heritage, and arts of the local community”. (Edgell, 2006).
3.2 The importance of Sustainable Tourism
Sustainable tourism, properly managed, can become a major vehicle for the realization of humankind’s highest aspirations in the quest to achieve economic prosperity while maintaining social, cultural, and environmental integrity. (Edgell, 2006). Managing sustainable tourism in the new millennium depends on forward-looking policies and sound management philosophies, including a harmonious relationship between local communities, the private sector, and governments in developmental practices that protect natural, built, and cultural environments in a way compatible with economic growth.
3.3 The Key Elements for Tourism Sustainability