The life of Cheah Kok Leong, 29, son of former Asian Rare Earth factory labourer Lai Kwan, has not been in vain. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j--x6_QXnUE?rel=0&w=470&h=269] Kok Leong's life was sandwiched by two controversial plants: the Asian Rare Earth factory in...
Tunglang cruised along Gurney Drive last Thursday and was disturbed by what he saw. Writes tunglang: It was a great morning driving along Gurney Drive to enjoy the clear blue sky and sea breeze of cosmopolitan Penang after much...
Hopefully, the Penang state government will put in place a large public park and other free recreational spaces, vegetable farms and fruit orchards for food security, and planned sustainable transport infrastructure, including bicycle lanes and top quality pedestrian networks...
Will they or won't they? Throw a spanner into the PGCC works, that is. The full council of the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) will sit on Friday, 18 January 2007 2008 in a meeting that could very well decide the...
This handout on the Batu Kawan deal was passed to me by a journalist. I think it is of public interest, so I am reproducing it here. PDC has just renegotiated the 750-acre Batu Kawan land deal with Abad...
This is a novel initiative to show what it would be like if we have more park space in the city rather than more parking lots. It is part of an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens...
This is the Batu Ferringhi Beach we know and love, and we should do everything in our power to protect it and the rest of our coastline from pollution and nasty effluents. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=138195 Thanks to blog visitor Syerleena Abdul...
A few concerned Penangites who visited the sPICE exhibtion at Pisa aimed at eliciting public feedback came away disappointed. One of them said, "(To say) I am disappointed with the display is an understatement. In fact, it is pathetic and...
Visibility has been reduced to 1.0 - 1.5km in the Samarahan area, according to a contact in Sarawak. He suspects the cause to be open burning in surrounding areas. The Department of Environment's website shows a reading of 105 (unhealthy) for...
A large crowd has packed a hotel convention room in Teluk Kumbar for a public consultation on the environmental impact assessment study of the massive land reclamation plan off the coast of southern Penang Island. The ill-conceived plan involves the...

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