I attended the 8 December briefing on the review of the Penang Structure Plan at Komtar, and it was immediately apparent that there are serious questions that need to be answered. Those of you in Penang, please try and take...
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...
This piece was written by Rexy Prakash Chacko, an avid hiker and nature-lover, who is also part of Penang Forum. More Penangites must speak up to save Pulau Jerejak. Like many other Penangites, I was flabbergasted when reports started surfacing...
Now everyone can report hill clearing activities using Whatspp or email! Penang Forum held a press conference this morning to launch the Penang Hills Watch initiative. Penang’s hills: our natural heritage under threat Penang’s hills are the last remaining areas...
Can it be business as usual for us? Why weren't King Tides a big problem before? What has changed? What kind of impact will it have on all that land reclamation taking place around us. Already, parts of the...
Media reports have been full about the scarring and blasting at quarries in Batu Kawan which have alarmed nearby residents. At the same time, over the last couple of weeks, the pile of rocks at the fishermen's jetty in Bagan...
This video has started circulating on social media, as if to say, "We are watching you!" It looks as if work on the land reclamation off Gurney Drive and Straits Quay is going full steam ahead despite yesterday's serious...
We mess around with Nature at our peril. This apparently happened in the last 24 hours near Gurney Drive in Penang where extensive land reclamation is being carried out. That barge was carrying rocks believed to be from the Lumut...
It is becoming increasingly difficult for the fisherfolk of Tanjung Tokong to go out fishing, thanks to the 760-acre land reclamation and property development project off Tanjung Tokong and the 130-acre reclamation project along Gurney Drive for another property...
While much attention has been given to Botak Hill, that controversial hill actually blocks the view of many Penangites from the extensive hill-clearing and scarring further inland at Paya Terubong, especially at Bukit Kukus. The satellite image above is...

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