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-SHfaFMs10 The 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...
It seems that Penangites these days feel jittery every time it threatens to rain. Will there be floods and landslides this time, they wonder - as they did just yesterday. People here are so worried that they are circulating...
The worst flood to hit Penang in recent years - and climate change means worse is yet to come. This statement by a couple of Penang NGOs: Sahabat Alam Malaysia and the Consumers’ Association of Penang are alarmed by the...
Update: A couple of hours after this blog post was put up, Youtube blocked the video of the Zainal Abidin performance last night because it apparently infringed on the National Sports Council's copyright. That's strange for a perforf recorded...
I read this thought-provoking article the other day, which confirmed my gut feeling about the source of our environmental problems. The source of our biggest problems isn't climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, pollution or deforestation. It is economic overshoot...
Residents around College Square in Pulau Tikus, Penang are upset over plans for some sort of "jogging track" on this neighbourhood green. The issue was revealed by a Facebook user and has now spread on social media. Like I...

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