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iDiscover is a meeting point for residents, businesses and travellers. All of our walking routes are created by locals. That means that each itinerary is handcrafted by a local business, NGO or community group and each map is illustrated by a local designer; with a little help from the iDiscover team.

This continues to be one of the best bottom-up, local heritage awareness efforts on the planet; and they keep adding more places.
— Donovan Rypkema, Heritage Strategies International, Washington DC

Our team

Based across Hong Kong, Colombo and Amsterdam, iDiscover is a team of editors, writers, graphic designers and translators who know how to do a city proud. We have developed easy-to-use templates to create a walking itinerary or neighbourhood guide in six simple steps. We can even work with you to facilitate a community mapping project, design a customised map or create a branded interactive website.


Ester van Steekelenburg . Co-Founder & Creative Director
Loes van Iperen . Chief Editorial Content
Paul Schuttenbelt . Co-Founder & Business Strategy

Hong Kong

Charlot Teng . Urban Planner & Project Manager
Joshua Wholper . Photographer & Filmmaker
Fanny Lau . Editorial & CMS Support


Nadeesha Paulis . Creative Writer
Devni Jay . Illustrator & Graphic Designer
Prathini Samaradivakara . Heritage Researcher

Check out iDiscover Academy to learn more about the team and the 6-step iDiscover methodology.

iDiscover creates beautiful projects to make the community more connected and valued.
— Yvonne De Suner Beltran, Banyan Tree Hotels

Create Your Own City Walk

You know what makes your hood special. Create your own journey and encourage others to follow in your footsteps. We can make your content work for our community of nearly half a million users across Southeast Asia. Once your itinerary is live, you get a dedicated QR code that brings people straight to your curated city walk.

We offer our platform for free to:

• NGOs . Non-Profits . Community Projects

• Airbnb Hosts . Urban Photographers . Writers & Wanderers

We have dedicated packages for:

• Schools & Universities

• Planners & Property Developers

• Boutique Hotels & Co-working Spaces

• Street Festivals & Urban Events

• Cultural Organisations & Museums

Past projects

Check out the iDiscover Academy page to find out how we can help you to map what matters in your neighbourhood:

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