Singapore, 29 November 2022 – Discover Tanjong Pagar (DTP) has been acknowledged for their placemaking role in the Tanjong Pagar area by attaining the Municipal Services Award (MSA) Community Category conferred by the Municipal Services Offices (MSO) under the Ministry of National Development (MND) on 29 November 2022. The MSA recognises excellent citizen-centric delivery of municipal services, inter-agency collaborative efforts and partnership with the community to achieve effective solutions in addressing municipal issues on the ground. Under the Community Category, the award recognises projects led by our community partners which have improved our living environment together with our partner agencies and Town Councils.
This win is a testament to DTP’s years of successful programming in the precinct, from enlivening and enhancing public spaces to engaging activities aimed at involving the community and enriching the social fabric of the area. It is also the first business-led body formed through the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) pilot Business Improvement District (BID) Programme to achieve the MSA win as a collective group of commercial and public stakeholders.
Chairman of Discover Tanjong Pagar and Managing Director of Carlton City Hotel (Singapore), Kenneth Li said, “We are humbled by, and give our heartfelt thanks to the eight DTP members, the working team and the authorities involved for this vote of confidence. It is heartening to see that DTP’s placemaking efforts in Tanjong Pagar have taken root since its inception in 2019 and have grown over time. We believe integrated and coordinated efforts by the stakeholders are greater than the sum of its parts. Through just starting small, experimentation and organising varied activities in carrying out programming efforts in the precinct, a strong ecosystem of partnerships and networks have been built amongst our different stakeholders, such as property owners, business operators, residents, community groups and the authorities. It also strengthens social and economic resilience, enabling us to tackle common challenges together.”
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