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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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Old April 7th, 2019, 02:03 PM   #2
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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.

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In Mandarin (Nanyang)
槟联合英特尔推智能城
人工智能电眼监督威省

(大山脚6日讯)槟州政府、威省市议会在英特尔公司配合下,试验性推出“槟城智能城市”(SCoPe)计划,将闭路电视系统提高至拥有人工智能技术,不仅可监督水位、空气污染,甚至可识别人脸、车型和车牌号码。
威省市议会主席拿督罗扎里说,市议会与英特尔公司所推出的“槟城智能城市”计划,首先解决民生课题,包括突发水灾、固体废料处理、交通阻塞和环境污染课题。
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。

罗扎里于周六在威省市议会大厦出席槟城智能城市(SCoPe)计划推介仪式,讲解有关计划时这么表示。这项计划邀请槟州首席部长曹观友主持推介仪式,陪同出席者包括英特尔代表陈伟鹏、武拉必州议员王丽丽等人。
指数超标会发警报
他说,在处理突发水灾课题方面,威省各地抽水机装置12个感应器,一旦水位超过50%,有关系统将自动发送通知给负责人;至于在环境课题方面,只要空气感应器感应到污染指数超过100,系统将会立刻发出警报。
“此外,在固体废料处理课题方面,市议会在垃圾车装置全球定位系统(GPS),只要有关垃圾车在一个地方停留超过15分钟,市议会将探讨有关地区固体废料处理所存在的问题。”

试验成功可全国落实
曹观友说,由槟州政府、威省市议会及英特尔实验性推行的槟城智能城市计划,一旦这项计划试验成功,将陆续引进槟岛市政厅落实,甚至是全国各地落实。
“其实州政府在推行智能城市过程中,面对许多挑战,包括财务、科技等,所幸获得私人领域愿意共享资源,协助州政府发掘新发展。”
槟4G技术达97.7%
掌管槟州地方政府委员会的行政议员佳日星说,州政府在推行智能城市措施中,已领先国内许多州属,其中槟州4G技术已达到97.7%,很快即将达到100%。因此,在工业4.0迅速发展时代,州政府将极力让槟州光纤技术全面化,以做好准备于2021年迎接5G技术的到来。

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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.



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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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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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