Two dolphins have been found dead on the beach in Tanjung Bunga in the space of six days. The first dead dolphin was found on 29 December 2017 (see photos below) and the second today (photo right at the...
Independent film producer Andrew Ng, winner of the Freedom Film Fest grant award, has come up with a new video on why Penangites should think twice about land reclamation. Bear in mind, this is not an ethnic issue. In...
It is not that difficult to predict which areas of Penang Island are most prone to landslides with a high degree of accuracy (almost 80%). The research has been done. Colour code: Red - Highly hazardous areas Green - Hazardous Blue - Moderately...
One of the things that they seem to be trying to insert into or around the already congested Penang Botanic Gardens is a cable car base station. This must be categorically rejected. A cable car system would not only...
Remember the good ol' days when life was a lot simpler and the weather forecast was simply "cerah" (sunny), "mendung" (cloudy/overcast) or the famous "hujan di sana sini" (ie scattered showers - can't go wrong with that one!). But...
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...

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