Almost all the useable land on Pulau Jerejak near Penang Island was sold to a resort, majority owned by the federal government's UDA Holdings Bhd. And Penang has incurred a RM19 million RM30 million loss on the deal.http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649The Tropical...
Penang Forum 4: Development and Good Governance is being held at the Caring Society Complex in Penang today.Penang Forum 4: Development and Good Governance
The Consumers Association of Malaysia and Sahabat Alam Malaysia says they find that the "grandiose" STP2 project not justified and as it will adversely affect the environment, especially the loss of coastal resources.Their full statement:The Consumers’ Association...
The Special Area Plan, a plan prepared for the George Town World Heritage Site (GTWHS) to guide and control development in the area, has been submitted to Unesco.Among other things, the plan provides for water taxis and the enhancement...
Rock blasting at the Bolton Surin project site in Tanjung Bunga is unnerving residents in nearby Chee Seng Gardens.One of the rocks from the blasts and a damaged roof-tileThis has prompted Tanjung Bunga Residents Association president George Aeria to...
The convoluted saga of the compensation-in-kind for building the Penang tunnel continues.The Penang state government plans to hand over land to the tunnel developer, Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd (CZBUCG) as part of a swap deal for building...
A blog reader has mentioned the following in the comments section, which I thought was worth highlighting. When you consider the immense resources that Sarawak and Sabah have at their disposal, you have to wonder why their poverty rates...
I was admiring the view of Penang Island from the mainland at around noon today when suddenly, a wall of smoke billowed near the sea-front blocking the island from view for a few minutes.A fire in Butterworth? No, just...
Low capital gains taxes, easy access to bank loans, speculative buyers and foreign investors...Blog reader Malaysian gives us an insight into the investment or speculation in the property market:I am telling you from the mouth of an agent:Question:...
Often, many of us think nothing about drinking bottled water.But here's why you should avoid it, whenever you can:Expensive: Litre for litre, it is thousands of times more expensive than tap water. Hardly hi-tech: Processes such as reverse osmosis aren't...

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