If you live, work or are a frequent visitor to Kulim, we would appreciate it greatly if you could please share with us 5-10 minutes of your time to give your responses to our public perception survey, indicating how you feel your district rates in terms of the different aspects of smart city being assessed and the prevailing urban challenges. To access our survey (in English), please use the following link:


The survey is also available in Bahasa Malaysia, the link to which is as follows:


If possible, please complete the survey by Friday the 31st August 2018. Thank you!


Background Information:


A smart city, in simple terms, is a city which uses ICT tools to solve its urban challenges faced by the public. Urban challenges in city’s context refers to urbanization and its consequences including traffic congestion, public transport quality, pollution, high water and energy usage, waste management, safety & security, hygiene, transparency of public service delivery, infrastructure readiness, level of productivity &  innovation in the economy and others.  It is not an entirely new concept as we can already see few smart city initiatives in Malaysia such as the Medini Iskandar Smart City, Cyberjaya Smart Low Carbon city and the Selangor Smart City Blueprint.


In an effort to drive a national-level smart city initiative, the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT), together with PlanMalaysia, have embarked on a study to develop a Malaysian Smart Cities Blueprint 2025, outlining the policies, strategies and action plans, in line with the National Urbanization Policy 2 (NUP2) and other polices. For this purpose, a total of 5 pilot areas have been identified including locations in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bharu, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Kulim. The perception of the residents living, working and commuting through these 5 pilot areas are being studied to understand the key urban challenges facing them and their general perception towards their cities and how ‘smart cities’ can improve their quality of life.