Tuesday November 24, 2009
Data for heritage’s sake 

FROM now until January, census takers are combing the streets of George Town in Penang to collect data on the population as well as the usage of each premises within the heritage core and buffer zones.

Lead consultant for George Town’s baseline study Dr Matt Benson said the survey is being carried out by 24 census takers, 20 of whom are Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) students.

He said they are divided into eight teams of three, of which each team is given certain zones to cover.

The census collectors had actually already taken to the streets during their four training sessions and a trial run over the past two weeks.

...........more at The Star 24 Nov


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