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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...
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...
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]
Kuantan-born Phua Kai Lit, a public health professor, shares with us why Lynas Corp should not be granted an extension to its temporary operating licence for its rare earth refinery in Gebeng (full article below): http://static.polldaddy.com/p/8233764.js Should Lynas be given a...
The demolition by stealth of the Runnymede ancilliary buildings, which includes Raffles House, is the latest controversy that has plagued swap deals. Contrary to prevalent thinking, the Pakatan state government in Penang is not the pioneer of these swap deals...
This has thrown a spanner into the works of the tunnel, hasn't it. The Appeals Board has granted residents of Seri Tanjung Pinang residents a stay order on the planning permission for the City of Dreams project, which comprises...
Urban planner Chau Loon Wai has given us a glimpse of what Penang Road, Air Itam Road, Prangin Canal and Sungai Pinang could look like. A good dose of planning could do wonders for the quality of...
Photos by a kind soul 1600: The developer, Nusmetro, has held a press conference in George Town. It denies there was any legal agreement to hold back demolition, according to a reporter at the scene. Only a court order can...

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