RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR YOUTH IN MALAYSIAN URBAN AREAS. CASE STUDIES: LEMBAH PANTAI, KUALA LUMPUR AND KOTA KINABALU, SABAH

Dasimah Omar, Kamarul Ariff Omar, Zuriyati Kamaludin, Saberi Othman, Zaharah Mohd Yusoff

Abstract

Recreational facilities refer to places or buildings that provide space for any kind of leisure activities. Recreational activities are often considered to be fun and undertaken mostly by youth for enjoyment, amusement or pleasure. The level of satisfaction is, however, depends on individual’s opinion. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the perception level of youth living in urban neighbourhoods towards the recreational facilities provided in their areas. Data from case studies were collected through questionnaire survey involving 540 respondents aged between 15-24 years old. Results of analyses show that respondents were more aware of the availability of recreational facilities related to popular sports. Additionally, mean analysis show that respondents perceived the provision of recreational facilities in their areas as acceptable.

Keywords

Recreational facilities, perception, urban area, youth

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