The Social Sciences

Year: 2010
Volume: 5
Issue: 5
Page No. 433 - 439

Island Communities: Level of Quality of Life, Settlements and Housing in Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu, Malaysia

Authors : Norizan Abdul Ghani, Sulaiman Md. Yassin, Wan Ibrahim Wan Ahmad and Wan Salihin Wong Abdullah

Abstract: Enhancing the Quality of Life (QoL) of citizens is an agenda that must be prioritized by the local government. Inhabited island communities in this country especially in Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu require more attention from the government. This study aims to examine the level of objective quality of life on the studied island. It also focuses on the settlements and residential areas of the community. Survey findings indicate that the level of objective quality of life of the population under study is at a medium level. From one aspect, the survey shows that the community here lives in highly crowded settlements. The houses in this community were in a poor state in comparison to the mainland community. Pulau Perhentian clearly needs a better settlement management system. Immediate action from the government is necessary in order to provide the community in Pulau Perhentian with a better quality of life.

How to cite this article:

Norizan Abdul Ghani, Sulaiman Md. Yassin, Wan Ibrahim Wan Ahmad and Wan Salihin Wong Abdullah, 2010. Island Communities: Level of Quality of Life, Settlements and Housing in Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu, Malaysia. The Social Sciences, 5: 433-439.

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