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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 -...
Many Malaysians would have been shocked at the expensive highspeed broadband (Unifi) packages rolled out by Telekom. No wonder TM decided to launch them in the affluent areas of Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bangsar. Whatever...
More clearing of our hill-side land for luxury property development - while we are experiencing a prolonged dry spell. This report says that about 300 mature trees will have to be "transplanted". In the end, a total of 58...
While the furore about hill-slope development continues, this photo was taken by a concerned Penangite this morning at Taman Desaria, Sungai Ara. Can you imagine living in front of that? [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=desa+ria+sungai+ara&aq=&sll=5.370545,100.296852&sspn=0.184238,0.308647&ie=UTF8&hq=desa+ria&hnear=Sungai+Ara,+Bayan+Lepas,+Penang&t=h&ll=5.322244,100.264492&spn=0.020083,0.020127&z=15&output=embed&w=470&h=470]
From a source, I hear that the following compensation was offered to the villagers at tonight's meeting: Two-storey cluster houses: upstairs - 600 square feet; downstairs - 600 sq feet; outside porch, etc - 200 sq feet. The developer would allocate...