Happiness in the City



As Malaysia continues to grow at an exponential rate, urbanisation has its impact on Malaysians. Lafarge Malaysia partnered with TheEdgeProperty.com to find out what it means to be happy while living in the city.

From April 28 to May 28 2017, we conducted a survey to find out if Malaysians living in the Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bahru are happy living in the cities they are in.

In order to build a better world together, we needed to find out what makes people happy and what their needs are for living in the city.

A total of 1,796 responses were recorded with 70.9% from the Klang Valley, 17.9% from Penang and 11.2% from Johor Bahru. The participants were between the age of 22 to 44 and have lived in the city they are in for more than a decade.

Close to half of the respondents said they were “happy” and “very happy” living in the city while 43% of respondents found living in the city just “tolerable” and the rest were “not happy”.

Urban dwellers are pleased that they can find leisure activities in the city. Accessibility and job opportunities also ranked high in why they like living in their cities.

Conscious planning needs to take place as urbanisation happens at an exponential rate. Thus it needs to be done in a proper way to help build a competitive, clean, safe, and happy city.

Read more about Happiness in The City coverage from TheEdgeProperty.com below.