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...
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...

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