Persepsi Pelancong Terhadap Percemaran Marindi Tiga Pantai Terpilih di Pantai TimurSemenanjung Malaysia
Tourists Perception on Level of Marine Pollutionat Three Selected Beaches in the East Coastof Peninsular Malaysia
Keywords:Marine pollution, tourisme beach, tourists perception
The focus of this research is to study visitors’ perception of pollution on selected beaches on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The research covered three major tourism beaches namely Pantai Cahaya Bulan (Kelantan), Pantai Batu Buruk (Terengganu) and Pantai Teluk Chempedak (Pahang). Major parameters of the pollution in the study areas as well as their trends from 1985 to 2006 were analyzed based on available data. This study also identified the cause of the pollution, as well as evaluated and compared pollution levels among the three research sites. Questionnaires were used in order to obtain visitors’ perception on the problem. The study showed that beach pollution was at moderate level.