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10 May - 24 June 2022




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The Relau Agriculture Station is a place where various agricultural technologies are used for the purpose of learning and hands-on training for farmers and local agricultural entrepreneurs.
Relau Agricultural Station is strategically located approximately 20 km from George Town city center and is developed on an area of ​​64 acres. The location is also close to the Paya Terubong area in the north and Bayan Baru in the south, which holds a significant functional presence for surrounding farms and plantation estates.
The location of the Relau Agricultural Station to be developed must be significant with the function and mission of the agriculture and agro-tourism center so that the facilities and activities provided can be used optimally by the public.



The competition is aimed at finding (new) ideas and (development master plan) to revitalize the Relau Agricultural Station.



  • Build a comprehensive and sustainable vision to transform Relau Agriculture Station

  • Create symbolic landscape spaces, identifiable for the area, in order to contribute to the development of innovation and technology-oriented agricultural activities

  • Improve the quality of the environment to create a more conducive living environment for the surrounding population, and attract tourists as well as entrepreneurs in the Food Processing industry to the region

  • Create a lively environment and spaces for relaxation and cultivate a sense of love and pride throughout the local community at Relau Agriculture Station

  • Protect the ecology and environment of the green lung in the urban orchard and optimise the ability to cope with climate change

  • Cultivate a culture of creativity and innovation among the general public and to be adopted in the design, planning and on-going development of the Relau Agriculture Station

  • Formulate comprehensive guidelines and best practices to redevelop the Relau Agriculture Station

  • Increase economic contribution to the Agriculture and Tourism sector in Penang

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The Site



The existing components 1-29 may be maintained or removed entirely based on the new ideas and the proposed Master Plan. However, Components 30, 31 & 32 should be maintained and enhanced.

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1st Prize

RM 30,000 Cash Prize + Trophy + Certificate

2nd Prize

RM 15,000 Cash Prize + Trophy + Certificate

3rd Prize

RM 7,000 Cash Prize + Trophy + Certificate

Consolation Prizes (5 winners)

RM 2,000 + Certificate

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Site Visit

Site visit will be held (time and location to be announced via competition website). This site visit is NOT compulsory but is HIGHLY encouraged. Exact details will be uploaded on competition website.


Date: 27 May 2022 (Friday)
Time: 3.00pm
Location: Bilik Mesyuarat, Pusat Pertanian Relau

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For those who needed site assistance during self walk-in visit,
may contact Encik Imran in advance for appointment
Tel: 014-5125020


Planning Guideline

The master planning should address, but is not limited to:

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Eco Friendly and SDG2030 Approaches

Making Penang a
“Silicon Valley” of
High Technology

Provide an agricultural
industry value chain and eco-system

Preserve the existing
“Durian Germplasm”

Food Security


Development Components

Required components to be included in the master planning

  1. Administration Office

  2. Training Centre

  3. Accommodation

  4. Multi-purpose Hall

  5. Food Centre


Design Requirements

  • Site Study and Analysis findings

  • Design Statement and Concept

  • Space Planning or Functional Diagrams

  • Master Plan / Plans / Elevations

  • Sketches / 3D Rendering Perspectives /Cross sections

  • Business & Management Model

  • Estimated Budget



1.  Competition is open to all (local and international): individual, company, NGO, association, etc

2. Individual Participation or Group Participation (max 5)


Entry Fees

No entry fee required



(The following dates and time may change, participants are advise to refer to competition website for the latest updates)

10 May 2022
Announcement of Competition
27 May 2022
Site Visit and Briefing
24 June 2022
Competition Closed
28-30 June 2022
Shortlisting & Judging
8 July 2022
Final Presentation (Top 8)
16 July 2022
Announcement of Winners
(during Penang International Paddy Festival)

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How to Participate?

Entries for EACH DESIGN CONCEPT should comprise the following:

  • Executive Summary: Font 12, max 3 pages

  • Maximum of FOUR (4) A1-sized panel, LANDSCAPE FORMAT board in a single PDF soft copy (max 400MB)

  • Video (MP4, MOV files) (participant free to choose the medium of presentation, 3D, walk though presentation. etc) – not exceeding 3min

  • All panels and video should not carry any participant name or organization logo, failure to comply may result in disqualification

  • PDF file to be submitted online through uploading to any online drives (We transfer, google drive etc) and email to us the download link

  • Please email the download link to: enquiries@relaupenang.com

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Terms and Conditions

  • The idea should be original and not yet used for any commercial purposes, exhibition or any other purposes, by any parties

  • The jury has the right to reject or cancel any submission should there are any non-compliance with competition rules

  • Entries boards should not carry any logo or names of the participations

  • Each entry (individual/group) is limited to one master plan proposal

  • The organiser will not bear any cost or expenses should that be incurred during the process of the competition

  • Medium of language: English

  • The organiser (Pejabat Exco Agroteknologi & Keselamatan Makanan, Pembangunan Luar Bandar Dan Kesihatan, Pulau Pinang) will hold the rights of all the submissions.  The organiser reserves the right to adopt or modify the submitted master plan proposal (partly or entire master plan) without any notification to the participants

  • The organiser reserves the right to make amendments on the terms and conditions, from time to time without informing the participants in advance

  • All decisions, made by the Panel of Judges, are final and no further enquiries will be entertained

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Judging Criteria

Concept and Innovation (50%)

Environmental Aspect (20%)

  • Demonstrate eco-friendly and sustainable approaches

Cost Effectiveness (10%)

  • Construction, materials, technology, methodology, longevity

  • Cost Estimation

  • Management Strategies

Business and Management (10%)

  • Business & Management Model

Bonus (10%)

  • Presentation and concept delivering

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Judging Process

Stage 1:
Shortlisting of Entries

Selection of top 8 designs by Panel of Judges

Stage 2:
Final Presentation

The 8 selected entries will be invited to give a 15 minute presentation before the Panel of Judges

In the event that any of the 8 finalists decides to withdraw from the Competition, the Organiser reserves the right to replace them with the next best entry or not to replace the withdrawn entry altogether.



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