Straits Green – towards more quality public space for Penang


Quality public spaces are the cornerstones of any liveable city. More than that, proper management, maintenance and accessibility of these spaces are also imperative.

Last August, Penangites welcomed the makeover of Straits Green, a pocket park near Tanjung Tokong. Dubbed a “playground by the sea”, the park boasts a number of firsts: it is the first coastal park that provides direct connectivity to another public recreational area – the Straits Quay promenade – and it is also the first park to feature a community composting and food garden, which is part of a long-term eco-consciousness awareness project between Eastern and Oriental Berhad (E&O), local NGOs such as Penangpac and the Consumers Association of Penang, and the local community.

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