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...
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...
Over a hundred residents in the Jesselton area, and nearby areas such as Casa Grande, have objected to the proposed development around the Penang Turf Club (lots 403, 28 and 278). The petition dated 31 October 2016, initiated by the...
The Penang Hills Watch (PHW) initiative of Penang Forum (PF) has submitted its maiden report on hill-clearing cases in Penang to the state government. The report, submitted on 2 January 2017, covers cases and complaints that PHW has tracked...

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