Showcase Asia-Pacific Urban Forum

Showcase Asia-Pacific Urban Forum

Showcase Programme

Day 3 – Thursday, 17 October 2019
Georgetown, Penang
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Armenian Street

Armenian Street is in the inner city of George Town and within the core zone of the Georfe Town UNESCO World Heritage site. The street is full of charming shop houses, artist's galleries, cafe and some Penang's street art can be found around this area.

Penang Science Cluster

Penang Science Cluster (PSC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization with a mission to build a healthy pipeline of a talent in Penang and Malaysia by sparking interest in science and technology, creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among young in Penang and Malaysia.

PSC inspires students through hands-on, inquiry-based science and technology programmes. PSC supports 250 schools in TechMentor, Lego Robotics, Embedded Systems, Coding, Radio Astronomy, Junior Innovate, Advanced Robotics, Aeronautics and AgriTech programmes, coupled with a loan of hardware and software purchased through generosity of sponsors. All the programmes are free to schools.

Business Improvement District Scheme (BIDS)

The purpose of the BIDS Project to revitalize KOMTAR's downtown area by implementing strategies to upgrade public facilities and generate vibrant economic activities within the BIDS area through the 'Public - Private Partnership' approach. BIDS works on a strong collaboration and partnership model between business and property owners within BIDS area with the State Government with MBPP.

The implementation of the Gurdwara Road BIDS project is considered a catalyst for the redevelopment of the Gurdwara Road and the Seven Street Precinct. The implementation of the Gurdwara Road BIDS project is also in line with the goals of the 'Sustainable Development Goals'. Particularly SDG 11 'Sustainable Cities and Communities' and SDG 17 'Partnership For the Goals'.

The Backyard Improvement Project (Magazine Road)

The Penang City Council has introduced the Backyard Improvement Project in the George Town Area in early 2017. Studies have been conducted on site to determine the location of the back alley. The back lane that connects Magazine Road to Gurdwara Road is the first upgraded back lane. The project involved a cost of RM950 000.00 and was borne by the developer M-Summit Global Sdn. Bhd. under Corporate Social Responsibility. The back lane is 135m wide with an area of 870m2. The project aims to provide cleaner, safer and greener back lane while creating a safer road network for pedestrians and bicyclists.

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