Tourists’ Fear During Entertainment Event in Kuala Lumpur

Ketakutan Pelancong Semasa Acara Hiburan di Kuala Lumpur

  • Muhammad Yasin Harahap Arsalan Jabatan Geografi dan Alam Sekitar, Fakulti Sains Kemanusiaan, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Fauziah Che Leh Jabatan Geografi dan Alam Sekitar, Fakulti Sains Kemanusiaan, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
Keywords: Tourist’ fear, tourist, entertainment event, Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

This study aims to examine tourists’ fear during entertainment events in Kuala Lumpur, i.e., the 2020 New Year celebration and Visit Malaysia. The study examined the spaces percieved as intimidating and unsafe by tourists in the tourist area of Kuala Lumpur. Two methods were used in this qualitative study, namely interview and photovoice. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with twenty-two (22) domestic and international tourists. Three (3) of the participants agreed to participate in the photovoice by taking pictures of their fear in the space used for entertainment events using disposable cameras provided by the researcher. The analysis of qualitative data was implemented using ATLAS.ti software. There are three (3) themes that emerged from this research: crowded spaces, dark walkability, and the existence of people perceived as stranger and threatening in certain spaces make tourists feel unsafe when attending entertainment events in Kuala Lumpur. These findings can be used by stakeholders in organising entertainment events in the future to create a sense of safety for visitors in city tourism.

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Published
2021-09-28
How to Cite
Arsalan, M. Y. H., & Che Leh, F. (2021). Tourists’ Fear During Entertainment Event in Kuala Lumpur. GEOGRAFI, 9(2), 21-45. https://doi.org/10.37134/geografi.vol9.2.2.2021
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