Skip to main content

The socio-economic impacts of Singaporean cross-border tourism in Malaysia and Indonesia

Hampton, Mark P. (2009) The socio-economic impacts of Singaporean cross-border tourism in Malaysia and Indonesia. Working paper. Kent Business School, University of Kent, Canterbury (KAR id:23112)

Language: English
Download (184kB) Preview
[thumbnail of Hampton_WP184_Cross_border_tourism.pdf]
This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.
Request an accessible format


Cross-border tourism is often proposed by governments as an incentive for economic growth, but critics have suggested that its impacts are, in fact, overplayed. This paper

economic impacts in two locations: Kukup, a traditional fishing village in Malaysia; and Bintan island in Indonesia. The project examined the broad economic impacts of cross-border tourism on local host communities and given the lack of substantive research on this, examined employment, local ownership and economic linkages and

income and employment, but benefits were unevenly distributed between ethnic groups. The Bintan enclave had some linkages to the island economy but was reliant

Malaysia-Singapore Growth Triangle The paper shows that cross-border tourism can be a useful addition to more conventional forms of international tourism within national tourism planning and could lead to significant economic benefits for local communities.

Item Type: Monograph (Working paper)
Additional information: Working Paper No.184
Uncontrolled keywords: economic development; impacts; borders; enclaves, Singapore; Malaysia; Indonesia
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: Mark Hampton
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2009 11:08 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:33 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hampton, Mark P.:
  • Depositors only (login required):


Downloads per month over past year