So from RM50 million that the MPPP will have to pay for the proposed convention centre, it has now become just RM11.5 million, which we are told is a "minute sum" for RM300 million worth of facilities. If this sounds...
Latest: It has been announced late this morning that the PICC project has been awarded to Eco Meridean Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of S P Setia Bhd, and the project will now be dubbed 'Subterranean Penang International Convention and...
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=71649 The Tropical...
The century-old family cemetery of Penang's first 'Kapitan Cina' Koh Lay Huan in Batu Lanchang has been dug up to make way for a property development project in a move that has alarmed heritage enthusiasts. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649 The plot is behind...
Good to see efforts being made to spruce up Penang. The ban on free plastic bags is the right way to go. Swiftlet breeding will soon be banned from the heritage zone. In the interim period, 32 new or unregistered breeders...