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...
This photo was taken this morning after about four hours of intermittent rain. The developer has built retaining walls, but what about proper drainage for surface run-off during a heavy downpour and internal ground water? Anyway you can see below...
Kopitiam operator Wang Teng Kok, who specialises in Siamese chicken rice, is not a happy man. He has until 30 November 2016 to vacate his well patronised coffee-shop premises fronting Penang Road. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Teng Kok, who employs 10 workers, is...
Take a look at this and you can see the 250-feet threshold being breached at several points. Under the Penang Structure Plan, development higher than 250 feet above sea level is prohibited (apart for special projects, which really should...
Another inexplicable phenomenon: Sungai Kelian in Tanjung Bungah suddenly turned white - not the usual Muddy Brown that follows rainfall (there is a construction site further inland). Now this could be promoted as an ideal site for white water...
This is apparently for a condo and semi-detached housing project by a major property developer. The site lies along Lebuh Bukit Jambul, on the hill-slopes just north of Inti College and near Equatorial Hotel in Bukit Jambul. The irony is...
This could be a tourist draw. An alley that is always dark, what more at dusk. Except that residents of the older flats facing the new condo blocks that tower over them are not impressed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64IEpxvl56Y What does this say about...
Residents of Taman Seri Rambai/Lau Geok Swee in Paya Terubong are alarmed and worried about the extensive hill cutting and scarring in the area. Penang Forum press conference held a press conference this afternoon at the Paya Terubong JKKK...

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