I was on the road today and, looking at the traffic, I couldn't help wondering what the Penang government's plans are to ease congestion in the state. Surely, there is an urgent need to engage a planning expert come up...
So just as my public relations guru (PR Guru) friend predicted, the spin is out for the Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) project on that sprawling green lung (and prime land) that used to be the Penang Turf Club. The...
Tengku Idaura’s short stint as 'pengarah' of the Penang Botanic Garden was "truly outstanding in the face of little official support, no expert botanist staff, despite many requests, and often virtual daily insubordination". The Garden was in turmoil when...
Public relations firm Fox Communications Sdn Bhd is pulling down its shutters for good, according to BFM Radio this morning, a development confirmed by another press report. The company, whose prime movers were former NST group editor Brendan Pereira and...
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 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...
After the PGCC fiasco, the end of Abad Naluri's interest in the Turf Club land (and its plans for a new racecourse in Batu Kawan) draws closer. The Turf Club has seized RM4.5 million in deposits from Abad...
Lin Lee presents the PGCC Campaign Group's concerns as Guan Eng, Jeff Ooi and Liew Chin Tong listen It has been over a week since Lim Guan Eng was sworn in as Penang Chief Minister, but already he is...
It looks like we are going to hear more about the Penang Turf Club in the news. The controversy is simply not going away. Here are two more hot potatoes: First hot potato: No conversion fee charged When the status of the Penang...
Update: Please, no tigers on the island! That's the plea of an experienced vet in Penang whom I spoke to. "Penang as an island is not the place for wild animals especially tigers. The whole concept of having animals...

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