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Ipohpedia Website Towards Development of Ipoh Smart City

The ‘Ipohpedia’ website is set to re-spur the tourism sector in Ipoh with its feature of various information pertaining to heritage trails around town, historical buildings and more.

According to the Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi, the website will not only function as an online information source and general guide platform for outbound visitors, but also as a promotional medium of the city.

“Thus, the inception of Ipohpedia may reach all walks of life, whether they’re in or out of the country, through the virtual world via integrated information and digital content. 

“In line with its theme as a heritage tourism destination, the website will function as a transmission medium of anything regarding attractions, activities, services, development documentations and Ipoh heritage.

“As the world is advancing with the latest information and communication technologies, Ipohpedia is considered a modern adaptation of Ipoh’s icon.

“It’ll also be an educational website for reference for students and/or researchers who would like to obtain detailed information regarding the functions of a heritage city.”

She told reporters so during a media session after a launch of the Ipohpedia website at Weil Hotel today (April 12).

Also present were the Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin and City Secretary Zuraina Kamarul Ariff, among others.

The website includes information of every building that is installed with the ‘Jejak Warisan’ (heritage trail) plaques around Ipoh Old Town, such as the OCBC Bank, Perak Hydro Building, Ipoh Railway Station and many more.

“However, the number is subject to change, depending on the number of buildings in proximity of the city,” Nolee Ashilin mentioned.

The website is accessible here.

 

Chris Teh

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Chris Teh

Born and bred in Ipoh, Chris Teh is proficient in Chinese, English and Malay, with the Japanese language in the making. Joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise his writing and translation skills. In his spare time, he catches Pokemon in Pokemon GO, discovering up and coming places on the side.

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