Developing a heritage trail for the historical and cultural district of Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Developing a heritage trail for the historical and cultural district of Kota Bharu, Kelantan. In: IFLA Asia Pacific Congress 2014, 25-30 April 2014, Pullman, Kuching Sarawak. (2014)


Visiting cultural and historical sites is one of the most popular activities among the local people and tourist. Today's heritage trails has become a broadly accepted way to promote the culture heritage and historical areas thus enhancing the tourism development at the country. There are three main issues that are identified for the propose heritage trail such as lack of historical and heritage awareness among the local population, no systematic trail and linkages among the historic buildings and lack of the interpretation on the historical buildings. This paper is to develop a heritage trail to enhance the identity of Kota Bharu as a part of a Malay heritage. For this research Delphi method is used to gain consensus through series of rounds of questionnaire surveys, where information and results are fed back to panel members between each round. There are five groups that have been identified to help and enhance the Kota Bharu heritage trail. They shared their ideas and opinions to create a Kota Bharu heritage trail. The selected group participants are knowledgeable on the topic being studied. Among the members are staff Museum, Hotel Riverview owner and restaurant owners. Based on the decision made by the panellists and observations on site, a Kota Bharu heritage trail is proposed. Although there is countless interesting places within the study area, the selected destination were chosen based on the stated criteria and characteristics within the limitations of the study.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Heritage trail, Historic building, Delphi method
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Landscape Architecture
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Shahidatul Akhmam Rambeli
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2020 08:44
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2020 08:52
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