Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHe) is deliberated in the High Performance Team retreat, Sarawak Digital Economy 2017 and subsequently estabished as one of the 47 strategic actions in the Sarawak Digital Economy Framework 2018-2020. The Old Kuching has its own uniqueness based on the history as the primary and the main location of government administrative, as well as the hub of earliest community business activities along Sungai Sarawak. Through its tangible and intagible histrocal, heritage, culture, and other attractive sites, the Old Kuching capable to become a gateway to other cities in Sarawak.
The vision is to fulfill UNESCO requirement and certify Old Kuching as smart heritage city, thus able to drive community economic growth and improve quality of life which aligned with the development of Kuching smart city. These can be achieved by enabling the smart heritage development, empowering community, through the stakeholders inclusivity, and deliverable of high impact outcomes that based on the strategic goals of its five thrusts, i.e. Smart Heritage Infrastructure, Smart Community and Innovation, Socio-Economy, and Financial Sustainability, Prominece and Inclusivity, and finally, the Strategic Management and Good Governance.
The OKSHe divided into four components or areas if development, namely the Kampung Heritage, Historical Building Heritage, Business Heritage, and Riverfront Heritage.
BUILDING OLD KUCHING SMART HERITAGE PLATFORM FOR COMMUNITY OF TOMORROW
To build smart heritage infrastructure, and platform for tangible & intangible digital preservation & conservation as reference for community of tomorrow.
ENHANCING COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING THROUGH DIGITAL SKILLS, TALENT DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH & INNOVATION
To empower and enhance smart community digital skills and talent development in the heritage
products development through skills, upskilling and reskilling, and research and innovation.
GENERATING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE TO CREATE POSITIVE SOCIO-ECONOMY IMPACT
To create resilience and sustainable community in socio-economy through heritage products and services using local resources and able to establish sustainable value chains.
STRENGTHENING & SUSTAINING HERITAGE TOURISM THROUGH CULTURE & INCLUSIVITY
To nurture and strengthen Old Kuching Smart Heritage branding and visibility, and inclusivity through quality heritage tourism culture products and services thus able to become prominence, and recognized locally and internationally.
FORMULATING OLD KUCHING SMART HERITAGE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
To strategically manage based on result-oriented and good governance with high impact outcomes and sustainable within the Old Kuching Smart Heritage projects and programs.
Able to Professionally Comply & Act with Trustworthiness, Honesty, Fairness, and Accountable to Any Deliverable OKSHE Initiatives & Programs.
Able to Plan, Manage, Execute and Monitor the OKSHE Project Development through Value Engineering with High Quality and Sustainable Outcomes.
Able to Engage, Coordinate, Advice and Inclusive as Well as Empowering the Community and Stakeholders on the OKSHE Initiatives & Activities.
Able to Acclimatize the Sense of Belonging and Take Pride of the Delivered Initiatives.
Able to Foster the Innovative Solutions with High Impact Outcomes and Sustainable through Stakeholder’s Collaborations.
“Old Kuching” represents the boundary of earliest and main location of government administrative and community business activities. The boundary of Kuching is then expanded from Old Kuching to Kuching City and further to Greater Kuching. The Old Kuching consists od four main focus sectors, namely Kampung Heritage, Historical Building Heritage, Business Heritage, and Riverfront Heritage.
“Smart Heritage” demonstrates the government initiative on preserving and conserving the tangible and intangible heritage through technology thus able to suppoty the enhancement of the local community socio-economy.
“C” represents the first letter of “cat” and “city” with Kuching City is synonyms and renowned as the Cat City.
“Wireless Signal” demonstrates the Old Kuching City as connected with inter-connectivity as a support system towards the smart heritage
“Gold Colour” represent the richness, passion, and diversity of heritage and culture in Old Kuching City towards the prosperity and well-being of the community.
“Black Colour” represent the strength and perseverance in realizing the vision of Old Kuching Smart Heritage through smart heritage, community empowerment and inclusivity.
Maintain Natural and Cultural Heritage
Preserve and conserve the tangible and intangible historical culture that can be appreciated and benefited by present and future generation.
Support Economic Growth
Attract tourist and prospect investors as well as developing smart partnership which in turn benefit the people of Sarawak.
Creation of business and job opportunities to community.
Empower community for their sustainable socio-economy through project development and heritage programs and events.
- Create more job opportunities.
- Achieve higher income and economic growth.
- Improved community standards and quality of life.
- Enhance tourist’s and local’s experience of Old Kuching.
- Conservation, preservation and sustainability of the state’s foundation of history.