Greetings from Milan! I am here presenting a paper at a conference. Walking around the city, I must say I have been impressed with Milan's excellent network of underground trains, trams (old and modern), buses and taxies - though locals...
Here is one guy's impression of what the PGCC would look like from Komtar. KL Dude has had a go on photo editor with the earlier picture of the PGCC Twin Towers posted on this blog; only this time...
From one sorry-looking tower to another two: This is what the PGCC will look like from Komtar - but please, please remember that there are going to be 38 other high-rise towers in front of the crooked twin towers! Just...
A few years ago, the government allocated funds to turn parts of the area around Jalan Kapitan Keling in Penang into a "Gold Bazaar". According to Seri: ...the Gold Bazaar was proposed by former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohammad after a...
Angry and disgusted: Strong views from Penangites Before the public forum this morning, organisers in the PGCC Campaign Group, a network of activists representing more than half a dozen Penang-based NGOs, were privately fretting over whether they would get a...
A reader has alerted me to a creature known as the National Policy on the Environment. It can be found on the Mida website. Just one question: do you think the PGCC complies with it - especially the bit about...
The Penang Turf Club land as it stands now (without the Penang Global City Centre) in the distance as seen from Komtar. Now you see it! (the twisted towers of the PGCC, that is). Sure looks like the mothership has landed....
Sentiment against the PGCC is clearly running high, judging from the angry and disgusted comments I have been receiving from concerned Penangites. Here's a sample of comments: Regarding the sale of the Turf Club land, the sale of the Batu Kawan...
So the latest count is 40 towers of more than 10 storeys each, higher than our earlier estimate of 37 towers. This is the count, based on the permission plan. Download the plan below by clicking on the link and...
My sources tell me that the PGCC developer's consultants said yesterday they would avoid cutting down the trees along Scotland Road but admitted that some angsana trees would have to make way for the road widening/flyover work, especially near...

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