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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...
The Penang state government should not sell its 49 per cent stake in Tropical Island Resort on Pulau Jerejak to Uda Holdings Berhad as it will only add development pressure on this green satellite island. The resort, located on...
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...
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....
Armenian Street in George Town, which has the largest collection of pre-war houses - over 12,000 in all - in South-East Asia. Photo credit: Wikipedia The Stadhuys Square in Malacca Photo credit: Wikipedia Rua das Flores (Flowers Street), the main...
When I requested my late dad and my late grandma a couple of days ago to watch over the green spaces surrounding their final resting place at the Bukit Gantong columbarium, neighbouring the proposed Penang Global City Centre, and...
So the Penang Turf Club held its AGM yesterday, and I gather a lot of questions were raised. But so far I haven't seen any public comments made by Turf Club officials. A reliable source told me that the original...
And so Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi launches the masterplan for Patrick Lim's RM25 billion Penang Global City Centre project on 12 Sept. They say a picture paints a thousand words. Have a look at these graphics visualising the PGCC, which...
What they showed you: Night view (towards George Town) of the PGCC's "iconic towers" (Image from the official PGCC launch booklet) What they didn't show you: Add in 37 towers (Image editing by the PGCC Campaign Group) Even before the PGCC...
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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