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Geological studies to support the tourism site: a case study in the Rafflesia Trail, near Kampung Jedip, Lojing Highlands, Kelantan, Malaysia


Dony Adriansyah Nazaruddin and Nur Syazwani Md. Fadilah and Zurfarahin Zulkarnain and Sharifah Aisyah Syed Omar and Mohamad Khidzir Mohd Ibrahim (2014) Geological studies to support the tourism site: a case study in the Rafflesia Trail, near Kampung Jedip, Lojing Highlands, Kelantan, Malaysia. International Journal of Geosciences, 5. pp. 835-851. ISSN 2156-8367


Some geological studies were performed in the Rafflesia Trail, near Kampung Jedip, in Lojing Highlands, kelantan. This area is famous for its Rafflesia and has become one of the tourism at-tractions in Kelantan. However, the recent development of agricultural activities has significant effects on the area.The objective of these studies is to give substantial geological information including geomorphology, lithology, structural features, geohazard potentials, and water quality analysis in the study area. Desk study was conducted by reviewing some literatures related to the topic and the study area. Field work was organised during a scientific expedition in January 2014,to collect data, samples , and photographs, Geomorphologically, the study area is a mountainous area which mostly consists of mountain ridges and mountain valleys. Some fluvial features occur in the study area, such as waterfalls, cascades, rapids, runs, pools, potholes, lateral bars and point bars, this area is composed of granitic rocks, mostly granite porphyry and covered by superficial deposits of Quaternary age. The geological structure that is commonly found in the study area is joints, where they divide the rock body into large, roughly angular blocks, which is called as brecciation. The potential geohazard in the study area is landslides, where some of them are composed of soil only and others are mixtures of rock and soil. The water quality analysis has managed to identify that the stream water in this area generally has the quality of Clasws III (according INWQS for Malaysia). These studies recommend that this area should be supported as a sustainable tourism site in Lojing Highlands.

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Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Collection Type: Institution
Date: 2014
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Geosciences
ISSN: 2156-8367
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geological Studies - Sustainable Tourism Site - The Rafflesia Trail - Lojing Highlands - Kelantan
Subject Heading: Rafflesia
Subject Heading: Rafflesia- Kelantan - Malaysia
Subject Heading: Mountains - Kelantan - Malaysia
Subject Heading: Landslides
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Earth Sciences
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