Our guest contributor is Judy Cheng-Hopkins, who comes up with some criticism of Penang Forum for indulging in 'group-think'. She raises the larger issue of what kind of Penang we want. These days it would seem there are two...
These are some of the mega projects in the pipeline in Malaysia. Now, let's gaze into the crystal ball and think about the fate of these projects. Given the state of the economy now, our household income and debt, the...
Remember this place? It was the hotel that set the standard for luxury in Penang. But today it lies abandoned and forgotten, its 18-acre site of concrete disrupting the lush greenery of Teluk Bahang. In its heyday, it was the...
At the talk on Sustainable Urbanisation - Myth or Reality? - part of the Chevening talk series, jointly organised with Penang Forum in George Town - concerns from the floor centred mainly on a couple of key issues: over-development,...
Never mind that the tunnel controversy continues to rage on and the tunnel project is only expected to be completed in 2027, the relentless reclamation along the Tanjung Tokong and Gurney Drive coastline continues. In the distance, you can...
Immediately after rainfall in Penang on 5 January 2018, which again resulted in sporadic floods, a friend sent me this photo of siltation along a stretch, apparently in the Batu Ferringhi beach immediately after. Was this mudflow due to...
The Tanjung Bungah Residents Association (TBRA) deeply regrets the approval by the Department of Environment (DOE) of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the three paired road projects on 10 November this year. TBRA has learnt about this from...
It had rained the day before, so some of us were concerned that our little expedition would be washed out. But as it turned out, the downpour the previous day and the clouds above made it a comfortably cool...
The Penang state government claims no hill slope projects above 250 feet have been approved since 2008. If so, it needs to clarify this list of 56 project approvals that were provided to the state assembly some time ago...
If you want to contribute to the flood relief effort, please check out this initiative by this multi-ethnic, multi-religious civil society coalition.

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