Taiping chosen as age-friendly town
Last Update: 03/09/2019
TAIPING, Sept 3 -- Taiping has been chosen as the only age-friendly town in Southeast Asia.
Taiping Municipal Council (MPT) president Borhan Abdul Halim said a celebration ceremony was scheduled to be held at the Taiping Perdana Hotel here on Sept 30.
He said the Heritage Town was chosen after MPT had met various criteria set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to achieve the status within five years.
Borhan said more than RM1 million had been spent by MPT in the research process carried out over the past two years through grants from the United Nations Development Programme.
“This will not only make Taiping well-known to the world but it will also make it as a pensioners’ town that can attract pensioners to settle here as well as foreign investors to invest here,” he told reporters after chairing the MPT monthly meeting at Wisma Perbandaran Taiping here today.
Meanwhile, he said a mural painting of aviation pioneer, Amelia Mary Earhart by artist Datuk Chen Teck Meng and Khok Chai Ong was completed on the wall of a two-storey shoplot at Jalan Abdul Jalil here.