Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Bit by bit, relentlessly, large stretches of the coastline of the eastern half of Penang Island have been handed over or sold to property developers, who are planning mostly higher-end projects. The strong fencing (albeit temporary) in the photo above...
After a heavy downpour in Penang, more havoc. This road collaspse is around 50 metres from the back door of the Tropical Spice Garden in northern Penang Island. Stress marks were spotted in 2015 along other stretches of the...
Flash floods submerged Jalan Thean Teik in Farlim in front of All Seasons after a heavy downpour this evening. The areas around the state mosque, the Turf Club area and Jalan P Ramlee were also affected. Welcome to the new...
Today, I met someone I know who delivers newpapers to homes in his neighbourhood in Penang every morning on a part-time basis. He told me he used to deliver about 170-180 newspapers on his daily rounds about two years...
Tucked away in the PM's Budget 2017 speech was this nugget: 240. The Government is also committed to upgrade public transport in rural areas through the following measures: First: Implementation of the new East Coast Rail Line project connecting Klang Valley...
Over the last few days, we have witnessed an exchange between the Penang state government and Gerakan over the economic and development performance of Penang. Much focus on GDP and GDP per capita rankings by state. The implicit suggestion is...
Photos have been circulating of cracks on the hlll-slope roads leading to the Vale of Temp. Some time ago, I wrote a blog post about cracks on the road to Batu Ferringhi, not too far from where the sections of...
This is a guest post by Prof Emeritus Eric Britton: What troubles me most about the permissiveness and the ambition of present government policies in so many areas – such as protecting the forest reserves as just one example —...
The talk among a few locals familiar with the area is that the hive of activity at the otherwise quiet fisherfolk jetty in Bagan Ajam, Butterworth, across the channel from Gurney Drive/Tanjong Tokong, has something to do with land...
Fisherfolk have once again expressed their unhappiness over the land reclamation in Penang. There is a moral issue to consider here. The sea belongs to all of us: it is part of 'the commons'. The commons is "the cultural and...
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