Another massive land reclamation project has received approval in principle from the Penang state government. This time it is Eastern and Oriental (E&O) Bhd's plan to reclaim an additional 740 acres in Tanjong Tokong under Phase 2 of the...
More than a dozen years ago, Penang property prices were climbing and speculators were diving into the property market.Then the unthinkable happened, and the property sector slumped during the Asian financial crisis. The country/state suffered from a...
Gurney Drive, a major landmark in Penang, will be significantly changed with the Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 project undertaken by E & O.http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984This morning I attended the public consultation attended by a few hundred people at the Straits...
The plunge in global oil prices will lead to much lower Petronas - and consequently, government - revenue and worsen the government's fiscal deficit.Some key points extracted from this report in the Edge:- low oil prices are a...
It is the biggest land reclamation project in the country with a density that is similar to Mont' Kiara in KL. When completed the reclaimed land will cover an area equivalent to five Pulau Jerejaks. It will have a...
Here's a good reason for moving to public transport: we are not going to significantly reduce traffic congestion anytime soon by using improved traffic modelling and management methods.Building new roads is not the solution either. The Wall Street...
Apart from the state's heritage, street food is where Penang's real comparative advantage lies.Take a pinch of political will and a small cup of money (to spruce up our act) - and you could rustle up a little...
Even as Asean goes about forming the Asean Community in 2015, a major regional controversy is brewing in the Mekong Delta, where a Malaysian firm Mega First Corporation Bhd plans to build a 256MW dam.[googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m25!1m8!1m3!1d7806242.792431344!2d105.313198!3d17.187618!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m14!1i0!3e6!4m5!1s0x3128a6c7420d0173%3A0x7a3a73a18748e18a!2sXayaburi+Dam!3m2!1d19.254016999999997!2d101.813667!4m5!1s0x31130ff0c26e905d%3A0x60650fedcf8f235a!2sDon+Sahong+Dam!3m2!1d13.943852999999999!2d105.956283!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1418460504950&w=600&h=450]The Don Sahong...
... for those whose previous monthly electricity bills ranged from RM120-RM200. The percentage increase will be more than 17 per cent for those whose monthly bills were higher than RM200 under the old tariff structure.That's because, while the domestic...
Batu Ferringhi residents have launched an online petition expressing concern about high-rise high-density projects that could mar the tranquil setting (what remains of it) of this popular coastline.This is the link to the petition.Meanwhile, the Penang Structure Plan 2005-2020,...

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