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Transcript of TOURISM
What is coastal tourism?
Sentosa, Singapore (DC)
Phuket, Thailand (LDC)
Visited by some 20 million people a year
A 2 km long sheltered artificial beach
Two five-star hotels
Resorts World Sentosa
Many developments in sentosa have capitalise on the coast.
Located in Southern Thailand
7.1 million tourists in 2012
Tourism industry worth 140 billion baht
Many coastal activities available such as para sailing, surfing and jet skiing
Wide sandy beaches spread throughout Phuket
Going through an intensive period of leisure urbanization with 5080 new hotel rooms by 2015
DC V.S LDC
One such development is ONE°15 Marina Club which has world class marina facilities. Its marina is in a harbour with wharfs offering maintenance services for boats and yachts. Its also has recreational boating facilities
ONE°15 MARINA CLUB
RWS has also maximised the use of its waterfront by building its hotel, museum and marine life park on the coast.
RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA
creates job opportunities for locals at resorts and hotels. When locals become richer, they can spend more money and help to boost the economy (unemployment rate less than 1%)
makes the surrounding areas more developed as the infrastructure is improved.
improves the international reputation of the place and attracts more tourists.
standard of living is improved
local industries will bloom
negative impact on the environment: habitats destroyed, disruption of ecosystems
pollution caused by improper waste disposal by resorts and factories
locals and tourist attractions have to compete for limited local resources
forced acquisition of farmland and fisheries results in lost of livelihood for many locals(coasts have the most fertile soil for crops)
economic benefits might not benefit locals as tourists in resorts like Club Med do not go out to local shops and restaurants as everything is already provided for.
Laws are not being strictly enforced resulting in accidents as speedboats go above the legal limit and results in accidents. For example: A chinese national was left in a coma after colliding with a boat while jet skiing
Capture of wildlife animals to be placed in aquarium
Damage to ecosystem due to land reclamation
10,000 jobs created
Number of tourists increased
Promote family bonding
Boost Singapore's economy
Improved transport facilities within Sentosa
Attract Foreign Investments
boosts the economy
attracts foreign investors
improves transport facilities
located away from Singapore
benefits local industries
Capture of wildlife animals
Damage to ecosystem
Destruction of ecosystem
Competition of resources
Forced acquisition of land
Laws are not being enforced
Might not benefit the locals there
STATS & FIGURES
Unemployment Rate in 2010 lowest in 21/2years of 2.1