Update (22 May 2012): Hello, hello, turns out that our expensive cars 'petty trader' is reportedly an Umno member, who is believed to be close to a Cabinet Minister (see this FMT report). Just as I thought. 21 May...
A little known eight-lane highway has been planned inside the 131 acres of land to be reclaimed along the Gurney Drive coastline for the Gurney Wharf project. From what I gather, the 131 acres for Gurney Wharf comprises: 60 acres -...
Kopitiam operator Wang Teng Kok, who specialises in Siamese chicken rice, is not a happy man. He has until 30 November 2016 to vacate his well patronised coffee-shop premises fronting Penang Road. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Teng Kok, who employs 10 workers, is...
This could be a tourist draw. An alley that is always dark, what more at dusk. Except that residents of the older flats facing the new condo blocks that tower over them are not impressed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64IEpxvl56Y What does this say about...
This statement by a group of Seri Tanjung Pinang residents hammers home the point as to why land and property development-for-infrastructure swap deals are a bad idea. Such deals compromise the development regulatory process by presenting the land reclamation or...
Photos have been circulating of cracks on the hlll-slope roads leading to the Vale of Temp. Some time ago, I wrote a blog post about cracks on the road to Batu Ferringhi, not too far from where the sections of...
The land swop deal involving S P Setia and the government has raised several issues of public interest.  This is another of those fancy so-called 'public-private partnerships'; but there is also a third - and hidden - party involved....
In these tough times, many have "invested" their hard-earned money in dubious get-rich-quick 'money games' or pyramid schemes, which probably carry high risks for those coming in at the tail end of the "game". From casual conversations, you can...
A large construction firm from China was debarred from bidding for World Bank projects following "fraudulent practices" in a major Philippines road improvement project. The World Bank has blacklisted China Communications Construction Company Ltd until January 2017. See an...
The first phase of a 760-acre island, mainly for the well heeled, is emerging off the northeast coast of Penang Island - part of the Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 reclamation. Smack in the middle of where the Tanjung...

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