Tanah runtuh cetusan manusia di bukit antarabangsa, hulu kelang, Selangor

Translated title of the contribution: Human-induced landslides at bukit antarabangsa, hulu kelang, Selangor

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This study revisits the Bukit Antarabangsa, a hilly topographic region of Ampang Jaya where a number of landslides occurred between year 1990 and 2010, resulted in 65 lives perished. Among those fatal landslides were the collapsed of a block of Highland Towers condominium, Taman Hillview bungalow and Taman Bukit Mewah housing estate. In examining historical cases of the area from regional perspective and new supplementary data, there were numerous evidences showing the lands had been greatly battered and modified since the last 50 years before the fatal landslides occurred. It was found these extensive land exploitation, specifically long duration of exposed barren land until construction completed; construction practices; and construction on old landslides or previously modified sloping lands, had significantly contributed to the causal factor of the landslides. The humid tropical and fertile soil in Malaysia that promotes thick vegetation regrowth to the extent of resembling a primary forest-cover might have hindered detection of modified lands during for new construction. Thus, this study suggested that, in addition to climatic-induced and geological factors namely weathered granitic terrain and lithological relicts as predisposing factors, these landslides were also attributed by human disturbed terrain from multiple land-use changes. The site is an example of human-induced landslide disasters from the consequence of land use management and during-construction practices.

Original languageMalay
Pages (from-to)9-20
Number of pages12
JournalBulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Volume2019
Issue number67
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Tanah runtuh cetusan manusia di bukit antarabangsa, hulu kelang, Selangor. / Lim, Choun Sian; Jamaluddin, Tajul Anuar; Komoo, Ibrahim.

In: Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Vol. 2019, No. 67, 01.01.2019, p. 9-20.

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