iDiscover is an inclusive method to map neighbourhoods
and a digital platform to share local's favourite places in these neighbourhoods
iDiscover App & Map creates digital and illustrated maps with communities in historic districts to emphasize the richness of local heritage, culture and community and celebrate authenticity in the city. The result is a neighbourhood map with local’s favourite places, that we successfully utilise to:
- increase economic opportunities, especially for off-the-beaten-track historic districts and traditional businesses
- make locals more proud of their culture and heritage and make them involved and invested in their neighbourhood
- communicate the value of living heritage to developers, government agencies and stimulate responsible tourism
The iDiscover method
In many historic districts, family-run businesses and long-time residents are struggling to survive, while at the same time, travellers are looking for an authentic experience. So, why not tap into locals' insider knowledge to find these special places and put them on a map? iDiscover packages community intelligence into handcrafted neighbourhood walking itineraries for the most curious of travellers.
We translate their perspectives into maps and story walks that take travellers far beyond the beaten path, through little-known backstreets and to unsung neighbourhoods. A venture to find the hidden gems in the urban jungle through the eyes of people that call the city home.
The maps serve another purpose too. They help to amplify the voice of the local community, often the marginalised groups. iDiscover provides an inclusive bottom-up process to map places that matter. The maps become a local depository of places in need of some more love and attention, a persuasive tool for a community to gain agency in the shaping of their urban future.
More about the method @iDiscover Academy
The historic streetscape of Asian cities is vanishing before our eyes. Entire neighbourhoods and streets are being bulldozed to make way for skyscrapers. With the buildings also disappear the stories and the memories of place. Our mission is to help locals preserve and celebrate their heritage; ... before it’s too late.
We Love Old Neighbourhoods.
where the spirit of the city is most alive.
We Treasure Authenticity.
it is what makes these places unique.
We Strive to keep Heritage Alive.
we bring explorers to lesser-known sites and family-run businesses.
We Believe in Responsible Travel.
we connect visitors with urban communities.