In the aftermath of the 4-5 November 2017 storm and extensive flooding and landslides, many thought they were the worst in Penang's history.But there was also widespread flooding in Penang on 24 November 1932, when 15 inches (about 380mm)...
The film The Hills and The Sea drew a full house at the Majestic Theatre in George Town this evening.The 16-minute film, produced by independent film-maker Andrew Ng, focuses on the impact of land reclamation among the fishing communities...
Ever since the fatal landslide and the floods in Penang, I have received or seen photos from about half a dozen concerned Penangites.For some reason, many of our newspapers and media portals have not shown us most of these...
Update (15 November): The bill to corporatise the Penang Botanic Garden was passed yesterday with barely any prior publicity.One BN state assembly rep reportedly questioned why the general manager reports to the chairman (who will be the chief minister)...
That's what a visiting friend of mine, a former Penang resident, remarked when he saw images of the flood in George Town.Check out the difference in water quality of the flood waters that swamped George Town and mainland Penang...
An update from the Tanjung Bunga Residents Association:On 11 November, the Tanjong Bunga Residents’ Association (TBRA) will be planting trees at the site of the fateful landslide, which cost the lives of 11 men, all except one, migrant workers....
Aliran is holding a talk on Climate change: Global challenges, local solutions on 21 November in Penang. You might like to register here.Meanwhile, Penang Forum has just released a statement:Penang Forum deeply empathises with the suffering that many Penangites...
And so it has come to pass... reports of damage all over after a relentless overnight storm battered Penang. Near Straits Regency, behind Surin, in Tanjung Bungah, a dangerous road has collapsed.How safe are such road and retaining...
Barely a week after Penang Forum 8's Dialogue on Floods, prolonged heavy rain is lashing the state, inundating several streets.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-SHfaFMs10The freakish winds are so strong that one resident in a high-rise tower said her apartment was swamped with...
Some purported "facts" are being circulated about the Tanjung Bungah project.Here's an alternative look at five critical issues:Was it really flat land before work started? We were told that "the project involved slopes with a gradient of...

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