Tourism Studies: Haw Par Villa Theme Park

Joseph W. Miller '13, Gettysburg College

This poster was presented at Celebration 2012.


This study demonstrates that perceived authenticity of a cultural heritage site should not be overlooked when determining reasons for a decline in tourism. The quality:price ratio of this particular site was shown as a contributing factor to its decline in tourism, but an underlying current of discontent was identified in regards to the perception of the site as a part of Singapore’s distinctive history.