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Old March 28th, 2019, 07:10 PM   #1
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BUKIT MERTAJAM ( 大山脚 ) | Penang | Town in Seberang Perai

Since I am from Bukit Mertajam, I would like to create a forum for my place. For those doesn't know Bukit Mertajam, I had provided 10 facts about it. (Credit: Wikipedia)

1. Bukit Mertajam is named after the nearby hill with the highest peak at 547m above sea level. The hill is named after the Mertajam tree (Lepisanthes rubiginosa). That we called it as CHEROK TOK KUN

2. There had been early settlement of Bukit Mertajam 1500 years ago in the 5th century based on the discovery of the Cherok Tokun Relics in the church grounds of the St. Anne’s Church. The town’s history can be traced back to 1822 when the immigrants from China began to settle in Penang, involving in farming.

3. The region surrounding Bukit Mertajam during the spice trade era in the 19th century is only accessible by boat and junk. Based on the early Chinese settlers of Bukit Mertajam, the urban planning of the old section of the town was established in 1886 by the Hock Teik Cheng Sin (福德正神) Temple Committee, with the Pek Kong Temple as a town core while the shops, markets and bazaars radiating around the temple. The Chinese community in Bukit Mertajam is mostly from the Teochew clan. The Teochews once made up nearly half of the total population in Seberang Perai.

4.In 1899, rubber plantation has replaced the sugarcane plantation. During that time, the railway system that connects Prai, Nibong Tebal and Bukit Mertajam has been completed. The railway track which connects Kuala Lumpur and Singapore has been completed in 1909, making railway as the main transportation system. In 1914, rubber was the main production in Bukit Mertajam.

5.With the rapid development and improvement of the transportation system, the population of the town increased with the first Malay school opened in Cherok Tok Kun in 1900. The first Chinese vernacular school, Jit Sin School (日新學校), was opened in 3 March 1918, which was established by the Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple committee along Jalan Pasar. Bukit Mertajam High School (BM High School) was first opened in 1927, the Convent school was founded in 1931, while Kim Sen School (金星, which mean Golden Star, Christian Chinese school) was established in 1939.

6.After the Second World War had ended in 1945, Bukit Mertajam had been growth with a new hospital along Kulim Road in 1960; the new post office in 1968, while the new train station (before ETS) was built in 1983.

7.St. Anne's Novena and Feast is held annually in the end of July at the St. Anne's Church, Bukit Mertajam. It attracts nearly 100,000 pilgrims nation-wide and outside the country and one of the largest Catholic celebrations in the country. Among the highlights are the candlelight procession and a holy parade through the streets bearing the statue of St. Anne. St. Anne is the major attraction of Bukit Mertajam.

8.Pek Kong Cheng, located along Pasar Road in Bukit Mertajam town centre, is a food haven with hawker stalls at the courtyard of the 120-year-old Pek Kong Temple. There will be stage Chinese opera performances occasionally. Hungry Ghost Festival (盂兰节) is held at the Pek Kong Temple along Pasar Road during the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar which boasts a 10m-tall effigy of the King of Hades, in which 10,000 devotees turn up to offer prayers every year.

9.Highway Auto City Juru which is located near the NSE is a popular hot spot among locals and tourists as an automobile, shopping, food and entertainment centre. Many outdoor events and celebrations like roadshows, concerts, carnivals, exhibitions, motor sports and cultural festivals are being held there. Another commercial centres like Icon City (with Iconic Hotel), Sentral Jaya also opened after 2010..

10.Other suburb within Bukit Mertajam included Juru, Bukit Tengah, Bukit Minyak (industrial zone), Berapit (Dato Wira Lee Chong Wei's homeplace, birth in Parit Buntar), Alma (satelite suburb of Bukit Mertajam, AEON and TESCO located at here), Machang Bubuk, Sungai Lembu (near Mengkuang Dam) and Permatang Tinggi.

Hope you all can post ANYTHING about Bukit Mertajam at here, especiaaly the commercial activities or housing development... Those from Bukit Tambun, Batu Kawan, Simpang Ampat, Perai, Seberang Jaya also welcomed.

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MPSP gets tech savvy [NSTTV]

SEBERANG PRAI: Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) is taking another step to achieve the state’s vision of becoming a smart city by implementing Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve issues.

MPSP president Datuk Rozali Mohamud said the programme was a collaborative effort with Intel Microelectronics (M) Sdn Bhd to develop a Smart City project called Smart City of Penang (Scope).

He said the project would tackle four main issues plaguing the mainland — traffic congestion, flash floods, solid waste management and environmental issues.

“As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, Intel has worked with us to develop this to further improve our monitoring and also take necessary action promptly whenever needed,” he said at the launch at MPSP’s headquarters, here, today.

Also present were Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and state Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo.

Intel developed Dashboard so that MPSP personnel are able to monitor the situation in real time by integrating the existing system used by the local council.

For flash flood alerts, MPSP has installed sensors at 12 hotspots to monitor water levels.

The Dashboard enables MPSP personnel to monitor water levels in real time and issue notifications when danger levels are reached.

This enables MPSP to deploy its personnel quickly to the scene.

Meanwhile, the Environment Monitoring System will monitor the temperature, humidity and air quality.

“If we take the Sungai Kim Kim issue in Johor (for instance), this system will alert us and the other relevant authorities to act before it harms the people,” he said.

Closed-circuit television cameras (130 installed by MPSP and 64 by Intel) allow the council to monitor traffic flow.

Rozali said the system could also be used to detect vehicles making illegal entries at certain route which could lead to traffic congestion.

“For Jalan Chain Ferry, for instance, lorries cannot use the road during peak hours.

“So, these cameras can identify the vehicle type and also its registration plate number and record it.

“We will channel it to the Road Transport Department (RTD) for action to be taken,” he said, adding that the system also provided data for the local council to improve the roads.

It can also be used to monitor the movements of garbage trucks.


In Mandarin (Nanyang)

罗扎里说,英特尔在这项计划下,提供市议会具备系统功能的硬件,其中包括8台50寸电脑屏幕、77个发光二极管(LED)路灯和传感器、64个闭路电视摄像机、6个低功耗广域网网关(LoRa Gateway)、15个环境感应器(温度、湿度、烟霾和水位),以及可分析物联网和闭路电视摄像的服务器平台。



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Here is the image. You forget to add the [/resize] at the end of the url. Also, you copied the wrong url.


One more thing. Put the news article in quotes. See the post from the forum admin about this.

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Is Bandar Perda (which home to MPSP and maybe soon to be MBSP HQ building) also considered part of Bukit Mertajam?
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Originally Posted by AusJpnKorNzTwn911130 View Post
Is Bandar Perda (which home to MPSP and maybe soon to be MBSP HQ building) also considered part of Bukit Mertajam?
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