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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...
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...
Singapore is bidding to have its 183-acre Botanic Garden listed as a Unesco heritage site. How does our expanded Penang Botanic Garden, 590 acres including surrounding hills, compare to this, considering the damage and neglect it experienced in recent...
Another massive land reclamation project has received approval in principle from the Penang state government. This time it is Eastern and Oriental (E&O) Bhd's plan to reclaim an additional 740 acres in Tanjong Tokong under Phase 2 of the...
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...
Over 40 teams of Penangites were involved in creating mini pop-up public parks on 50 parking lots scattered around the heritage zone of George Town on 19 September. This was a project spearheaded by Penang Institute and MBPP. Check...
A rifle club and a scouts' campsite are incompatible with the objectives of a real botanic garden, writes environmentalist Dr Leong Yueh Kwong. As a former scout myself, I have fond memories of camping (but never at the Botanic...
The recent floods don't seem to have taught us anything. Some people still have an urge - call it an itch - to pour concrete and tar onto the few green spaces we have. In a quiet neighbourhood in Tanjung...
Blog visitors Kevin and Island Joe consider the possibility of a large public park on the mainland. First, we have Kevin: PDCs job is first and foremost to protect the interest of Penangites. If it has 470 acres of land,...

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