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Malaysia Builds Techie City of the Future

Imagine a city with city-wide broadband, advanced security, "smart" parking lots, and "apps-on-tap" for businesses. A city where nightly laser light shows light up the sky and project images on buildings. That dream, will soon become a reality in Malaysia, where the government is building i-City, a 72-acre urban township that features a 1,000ft pedestrian street mall (called "CityWalk"), houses, shop offices, corporate offices, a retail mall, serviced residences, a hotel, an innovation center and an "intelligent school."

i-City will feature wireless network that will manage devices for security and traffic monitoring, and for parking payments. According to The Star Online, the project will take eight to 10 years but the first phase will be completed by the end of next year.

For more about i-City, just

In 2007, i-City's CityWalk will launch it's multimedia lights shows. When it is completed, the city will feature:

  • E-gaming center
  • Virtual messaging in cafes
  • On-demand app downloading
  • Nightly laser shows
  • Wireless everywhere
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sinplicit sinplicit 9 years
i thought some american city was going to tackle this first? ----------------- sirene de la fete
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 9 years
awsome! :)
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Very cool!
tifygodess24 tifygodess24 9 years
This seems so cool....
fashion_doll24 fashion_doll24 9 years
I-city has been developed in my hometown in Belgium! :d We've already got the first fase, which is wireless internet access everywhere in the city's center. This post kinda makes me proud lol :d
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