iDiscover is an inclusive method to map historic neighbourhoods and a digital platform for locals to share their favourite places, memories and itineraries.
iDiscover is a platform where NGOs, community groups and urban wanderers can publish maps that emphasize the richness of local heritage, culture and community and celebrate authenticity in the city. These neighbourhood maps with local’s favourite places are great tools to:
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.
iDiscover maps and story walks 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 who 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.
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, the stories and the memories of a place also disappear. 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.