Those involved in land reclamation, construction of property highways, and developers are likely to profit the most. But the environmental implications of the 891-acre Tanjong Tokong and Gurney Drive reclamation and the planned three highways are likely to be...
"Noise and vibration from traffic movement" will be an issue for residents living in a string of apartment blocks, according to the environmental impact assessment for three proposed highways in Penang. The tower blocks affected are: Package 1 Taman Leader...
A landslide in Paya Terubong has left residents in jitters and highlights the need to safeguard our hills and steep hill slopes from property development. More than a dozen residents groups have issued an urgent statement: We, as representatives of residents...
So many people in Penang are not even aware of the environmental implications of the proposed three highways in Penang. So how can they come up with an informed view and position on these projects? By the time they...
Two major news stories in Penang. Story number one: The raid on a M Mall, a shopping complex run by MBI International, yesterday hit the headlines. Officers from the police, Bank Negara, the Companies Commission and the Ministry of Domestic Trade,...
Local Plans, properly done with genuine public participation, are so important in ensuring proper planning and sustainable development of a kind that most people would be comfortable with. Problems arise without a gazetted local plan, which stipulates in some...
Phase 2 is the RM4.5bn Light City, which will cover 33 acres of reclaimed land out of the 152-acre Light Waterfront Penang project. The developer is IJM Perennial Development Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between IJM Corp Bhd and...
Someone has cleared a trail that is 10-12 feet wide along the northeastern coast of Penang. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Part of the trail, plotted using GPS on the map below, is close to 400 metres long. But it appears to extend further north...
The other day, The Edge business weekly (10-16 April 2017) carried a frontpage report stating that E & O was in talks to sell Straits Quay Mall, which it described as a "seven-year-old loss-making freehold property". (How it got...
This photo was sent to me a couple of days ago showing the outline of the massive land reclamation taking shape off Gurney Drive (131 acres) and in the distance, the first phase (253 acres) of a 760-acre artificial...

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