About The Project

‘mygeorgetown’ documents the daily rhythms of the George Town World Heritage Site and at its heart is a study of connectivity, accessibility and walkability. The project is multi-faceted, with a celebration of George Town through photography and video, including 360 degree video and is underpinned by a detailed examination of the built environment, and a micro level mapping of the pedestrian infrastructure in the city.

The photography commission is by David Hagerman, an American editorial and commercial photographer based in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, whose clients include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal Asia, Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia, Chicago Tribune, South China Morning Post and CIMB Bank.


360 degree film
The 360 degree filming was conducted by the Penang Institute in our bespoke trishaw. A range of public spaces, both formal and informal, from the Esplanade and the City Marina to Little India and Chulia Street have been captured in both rolling 360 degree film and in 360 degree time-lapse, which allows an examination of how the space is used throughout a typical day. We are confident that this is the among first use of 360 degree time-lapse film in this way.


About Us

This project is delivered by the Penang Institute and supported by George Town World Heritage Inc. and Think City. My George Town - Public Spaces

Penang Institute
The Penang Institute is the public policy think tank of the state government of Penang, established in 1997 as the Socio-economic and Environmental Research Institute (SERI). With the tagline, “Making Ideas Work”, the Penang Institute seeks to spur bold thinking in the key areas of economics, socio-politics and sustainable development.


George Town World Heritage Inc.
George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) manages, monitors and promotes the heritage of George Town and the city's World Heritage Site. GTWHI provide advice; conduct skills development workshops; provide resources on George Town and heritage and engage with school children, students of institutes of higher learning, and the public through programmes of talks and activities.


Think City
Think City was established in 2009 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad to spearhead community based urban regeneration in Penang. Think City has created and led innovative initiatives that have enhanced the state’s tangible and intangible assets, through a range of targeted projects designed to arrest urban decay and promote sustainable urban regeneration.