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Sports facilities development: A case study of Malaysia

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5 Author(s)
Maassoumeh Barghchi ; Town and Regional Planning Dept., Architecture, Planning & Surveying Faculty, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia ; Dasimah Bt Omar ; Mohd Salleh Aman ; Hoon Leh Oliver Ling
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Sports and sports facilities development have improved rapidly over the past decade in Malaysia. Further, globalisation and dramatic growth of urbanisation highlight the importance of sport and sports facilities in cities. There is also currently tremendous interest in sports and a wave of sports investment. This research aims to investigate the development of the existing sports facilities in Malaysia. It is based on quantitative research via postal questionnaire survey. The research reveals new trend of sports investment and sports facilities construction started in the mid 1990s. Image transformation through hosting event and contribute to local communities through creating sports culture have been the centre point of sports investment, which is in line with the National Sports Policy in Malaysia. The findings recommend further research to review and provide specific guidelines and principles for sports facilities in Malaysia to improve future development following the global trend.

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Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications (ISBEIA), 2011 IEEE Symposium on

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25-28 Sept. 2011