Residents Experiences In Cultural Heritage

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Culture Heritages were recognized as part of societal well-being. They are formed by all demonstration of the lifestyles of human in the past (Conforti M. E., 2015). As a component part of cultural identity, cultural heritage provides each specific place its identifiable feature and is a warehouse of human experience. World heritage sites are cultural significance which is remarkable as to transcend national borders and represent cultural traditions and have a high value to preserve for future generations (UNESCO, 2005).
Shipley, Stupart, & Feick (2014) carried out a research and found that cultural heritage is commonly built and identified by the interests of community comprising government, organization and individual. The local government
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The research result can develop into a reference for future support and contribute a general idea about residents’ experiences in cultural heritage sites. This study is significant in three ways. Firstly, comprehending the interaction between residents and cultural site could provide a general concept about their personal views on this district. Also, residents’ preferences could provide useful information to divide the target market. Secondly, the research finding is going to become guidance for management team to improve the quality of visiting experience. Understanding personal participated experience is significant for Macau heritage department or private organizations (i.e., Macau Cultural Bureau). These departments could meet residents’ wants and needs for further development. Lastly, this study will become a reference for future researchers who are interested in studies toward similar attractions. Other heritage students who want to know more about residents’ experiences of the district of Santo António could benefit from the findings of this research…show more content…
Residents’ perceptions are critical factor to identify the goals for heritage preservation (Jimura, 2011). Residents give a positive response to the suggestion of heritage management, and to ensure the heritage sites continue to be beneficial the community in the future. Local people's perceptions keep changing the decision making of heritage conservation. Their perceptions are important guidelines that government or organizers can follow investigating for cultural heritage promotion. To ensure successful in heritage conservation, it is very important to have the local residents’ support. Therefore, their opinions are essential because they are ultimately decision that changes brought about by heritage promotion are acceptable or not (Ashworth G. J., 2000).The promotion of heritage sites can deliver information to residents and it influence of their involvement in conservation programmes. Residents who participate in heritage promotion has reinforced their cultural identity and increased their sense of the conservation of heritage sites (Ward, 2011). Evans (2002) also mentioned that Heritage sites can enhance residents' interest in their area and people feel a sense of pride in heritage value. Cultural heritage management concentrate on promotion of heritage of a city, that increase residents to understand the background of heritage and promote the traditional

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