Creative Digital District
@ George Town

Live   •   Learn   •   Create   •   Play

Creative Digital District
@ George Town

Live   •   Learn   •   Create   •   Play

About the Creative Digital District @ George Town

The Creative Digital District @ George Town (CD² @ George Town) is a place-making initiative to bring to life the Penang2030 vision of a “family-focused green and Smart State”. This first nucleus acts as a catalyst to spur innovation and investments in digital technology, software services and creative arts that will revive the urban core as a business district. We imagine it to evolve its heritage character into a city campus that will see the convergence of creative and digital to become a vibrant, liveable and sustainable environment where people can Live, Learn, Create and Play.

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Our Masterplan

CD² @ George Town will expand beyond its current nucleus at Gat Lebuh China. Plans are underway to identify new spaces and buildings that could be repurposed to meet the needs of businesses of the future. Efforts will also be put into providing amenities and supporting services for a growing CD² @ George Town community. Some examples include a greater diversity of dining options, mobility solutions within the district, recreational spaces and green areas, and modern co-living spaces.

What’s Interesting About CD²?

Business in CD²

CD² @ George Town is one of the CD² initiatives to create the world’s most liveable city. We are building Malaysia’s new economic digital powerhouse, with global ambitions and strong roots at home. As one of the best places to do business in Asia, we offer entrepreneurs competitive cost structures, an abundance of talent and limitless opportunities for innovation – all within a vibrant culture that celebrates creativity and diversity.

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The CD² Community

The CD² @ George Town community is made up of the tech community, students and residents. There are many things to see in this ever-growing area. There’s access to technology that isn’t available anywhere else in Penang, Malaysia which you can find at CD² @ George Town. You’ll also find modern offices for major companies like Google Cloud and Meta around the city where there are tons of jobs to be discovered. There will be a city campus and creative design hub of Universiti Sains Malaysia for Digital Technology, and Wawasan Open University’s School for students to live, study and explore in this smart city.

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Featured Spaces

CD² Sandbox – George Town


Settlements – George Town


Spaces – George Town

Common Ground

Common Ground – George Town


Adax – Tanjung Tokong

Featured Projects

Penang Climate Adaptation Programme

MPDT 1880: Heritage Reborn

Mapping Vulnerability Resilience

Conservation of Fort Cornwailis

K2K Empowering Urban Poor Communities

Our Key Organisations