This is a close-up view of what Botak Hill looks like these days. The video footage was taken by a concerned Penangite. You can imagine the surface run-off from those badly eroded slopes and deep gullys during heavy rain. The Penang...
A water spout crossed over Penang Bridge as bewildered motorists looked on this evening. Does anyone else think the weather is getting a bit more freakish or it it just me? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x68jtkrRdsY In Butterworth, a brief downpour at 5.45pm resulted in...
The biggest threat to Tasik Chini in Pekan is not the legendary Naga Seri Gumum (Malaysia's answer to the Loch Ness Monster) but corporate activity and the greed of outsiders with vested interests. A friend of mine who visited...
This was outgoing Tanjung Bunga Residents Association chairman Renji Sathiah's farewell address at the annual general meeting of the Tanjung Bunga Residents Association on 25 February 2017: Penang and Tanjung Bunga continue to be threatened with unrestrained and unplanned development....
You would be forgiven for not knowing the results of a new study on how climate change is going to raise sea levels to a level higher than earlier expected. After all, who wins the English Premier League is...
Hi semua, kami ingin menjemput anda semua ke tayangan filem Mission Blue, anjuran Kuasa bersama Aliran pada Sabtu, 25 Februari 2017 pada jam 2.30 tengah hari di Rumah Aliran. Trailer filem: https://youtu.be/B1wp2MQCsfQ Filem dokumentari ini mengisahkan seorang oceanographer, ahli marin...
Strange malleable rocks surfaced at Tanjung Bungah beach a couple of weeks ago.  These videos were taken by a concerned visitor, Andrea Briglia, on 28 January at around 6pm. One theory is that these could be balls of marine clay,...
More cutting of hill slopes... above photo taken yesterday. And do you know what else is happening over at the Turf Club? Penangites saved the greenery from the horrendous Penang Global City Centre project in 2007-2008 - only to...
Ah, population. Much of our development planning for housing and mobility including transport infrastructure hinges on what we expect our future population to be. If the population forecast is unrealistically higher, then we would be planning and building more homes,...
Not many Penangites are aware of a lovely green haven in southern Penang that lies in sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of traffic and towering apartment blocks nearby. Here at the Relau Agro-tourism Centre enterprising folk are involved...

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