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My Hometown Sustainability Reshminder Kaur A132843 Lecturers: Prof.Ir.Dr.Riza Atiq Abdullah bin O.K Rahmat Dr.Muhamad Nazri bin Borhan Puan Norliza binti Mohd Akhir

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My Hometown Sustainability

Reshminder Kaur



Prof.Ir.Dr.Riza Atiq Abdullah bin O.K Rahmat

Dr.Muhamad Nazri bin Borhan

Puan Norliza binti Mohd Akhir

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City of Ipoh

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• Ipoh is the capital city of Perak state, Malaysia. It is approximately 200 km north of Kuala Lumpur and 130 km south of Penang on the North-South Expressway.

• The name Ipoh is derived from a local tree,Pohon Epu or now more commonly known asPokokIpoh. The sap of this now more commonly known asPokokIpoh. The sap of this plant is poisonous and was used by Orang Asli (indigeniouspeoples in Malay) to coat the tips of the darts of their blowpipes for hunting.

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• According to history, Ipoh came into existence in the 1820s as a small village by a river bank, but it only really flourished during the tin rush in the 1870s when the British ruled Perak.

• Broad, straight roads were built in town, flanked by rows of shops and majestic buildings. A proper market and even a theatre were built at some point to serve the growing population there. population there.

• British business owners came to open up tin mining companies, and live the colonial life in what was then considered to be the “exotic Far East.”

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Population Growth

Ipoh still remains one of Malaysia's largest cities, with a population of

637,200 (2004) and urban area population of 798,800 (2004)


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• From 2004 to 2010:Increased about 10.6 %

• Average annual growth percentage rate=


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Air Quality

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"Moderate" AQI is 51 - 100. Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people. For

example, people who are unusually sensitive to ozone may experience respiratory symptoms.

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the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or


* Taken from Klebang Botanical Park,Ipoh

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Waste and Recycling• Devision of Urban Services, Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh (MBI) has the responsibility

for all solid waste issues in Ipoh city.

• Waste generation for Ipoh city is 0.85 kg/capita per day and is increasing by 5.4% per annum.

• Unlike the ordinary stream of collection, Ipoh city skipped transfer station and went straight from local transfer to landfill, which may be the reason for a much higher disposal rate because no waste is being separated for recycling purposes.disposal rate because no waste is being separated for recycling purposes.

• When waste is screened and separated,the volume of waste sent to the disposal site is reduced, and hence, elongating the lifespan of the disposal site.

*Amirhossein Malakahmad and *Noor Diana Khalil* Civil Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri

Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh, Perak, [email protected][email protected]

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The environmental NGOs would like to preserve the hills for future generations while the state government considers them as a source of

revenue, which were leased out to the quarry operators over 30 years ago.

Ipoh Limestone-Simpang Pulai & Kinta Valley

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Back then the limestone extracted was used for

a) roads

b) cement

c) construction industry

Mainly produced by companies such as Tasek Cement or Hume Cement.

Subsequently, marble furniture came into fashion, as well as the introduction of calcium carbonate powder or CCP which found use in a

whole string of industries.

With the demise of the tin-mining industry in the early 1980s, quarrying for rocks and marble has become the most active industry in the valley.

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a) Trunk roads: The old interstateRoute 1connects Ipoh with neighboring towns and other states (such as the town ofGopeng, Tanjung Malimand city of Kuala Lumpur down south)

a) Highway: The newNorth-South Expresswayis a faster and more efficient alternative to Route 1. However, certain towns likeKamparcan only be alternative to Route 1. However, certain towns likeKamparcan only be accessible via Route 1. Drivers using the North-South highway can exit into Ipoh from any of these exits: Simpang Pulai, South Ipoh (Ipoh(S)) or North Ipoh (Ipoh(U)) and Jelapang

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a) Train: Ipoh's railway stationis operated byKeretapi Tanah Melayu(KTM)

a) Bus: The inter-city bus terminal is located at Amanjaya integrated bus terminal in Bandar Meru Raya, just north of the city

b) Air: theSultan Azlan Shah Airportis the only airport in Ipoh. It is near Gunung Rapat. Domestic flights (and limited international ones) are available.Firefly provides two daily flights out of Ipoh to Singapore ChangiAirport while Silverfly provides flights to Medan, IndonesiaAirport while Silverfly provides flights to Medan, Indonesia

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•St. Michael Institution

•Anglo-Chinese School Ipoh


Others•Ipoh Royal Medical College•UTAR•Politeknik Ungku Omar•Taj College

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Health and Healthcare

a) Public healthcare

• Klinik Kesihatan Greentown• Klinik 1 Malaysia• Hospital Raja Permaisuri Banun

b) Private Healthcareb) Private Healthcare

• KPJ Ipoh Specialist• Fatimah Hospital• Pantai Putri Hospital• Kinta Medical Centre• Perak Chinese Matenity Hospital• UniKL Hospital

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Green space

Lang Mountains in Ipoh D.R. Seenivasagam Park, formerly Coronation Park

Japanese Garden

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Ipoh Padang

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Climate Change

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"SarHor Fun" a complete one-dish rice noodle

Ipoh has a vibrant food scene with a vast proliferation of hawker centres and restaurants.

"SarHor Fun" a complete one-dish rice noodle meal with prawn, meat, fish, vegetables and a savory sauce.

Hor Hee", flat white rice noodles served with fish cakes and/or fish balls

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Nga Choi Kai" chicken with soy sauce and beansprouts topped with pepper,

"Heong Peng" literally translated to "fragrant biscuit

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• The city is well known in Malaysia for its "Ipoh white coffee" where the coffee beans are roasted with palm-oil margarine and the resulting coffee is served with condensed milk.

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Economic Base

a)Sunway City Ipoh

•RM1 billion resort township in the midst of verdant tropical greens, phased for development over 16 years, and will emerge as a signature resort township busting with activities, attracting tourist from all over the world.

•The resort is poised to fulfill the state government’s ambition and aspiration to •The resort is poised to fulfill the state government’s ambition and aspiration to become a growth centre driven by tourism and recreational activities.

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HSBC Ipoh Old Town


Ipoh Skyline from Impiana Hotel

Ipoh Parade Mall in Ipoh New Town

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EmploymentIpoh employs staff in a variety of areas including:

• Centre Management• Marketing• Leasing• Leasing• Facilities• Management• Finance• Administration• Law Enforcement

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Based on scale 1 to 10 (10 is the best)Indicator Scale

Population Growth 7

Air quality 7

Biodiversity 8

Waste and recycling 4

Eco footprint 4Eco footprint 4

Transport 7

Education 6

Health and healthcare 9

Green space 8

Climate change 7

Food 9

Economic base 8

Employment 8

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Spider Chart Sustainability Score

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