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...
The MPPP has 22 acres of land at Jalan S P Chelliah, which it could use for public purposes. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-beta&q=jalan+s+p+chelliah&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Jalan+S.P.+Chelliah,+Georgetown,+10150+Pulau+Pinang&t=h&ll=5.410518,100.324359&spn=0.01004,0.010064&z=16&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=470&h=470] From what I understand, the Penang state government wants to use half of this land for low- and medium-cost...
The Penang Island Municipal Council has formally rejected Abad Naluri's mixed-development proposal for the Batu Gantung area (the Penang Global City Centre or PGCC project) at the Council's committee meeting on 6 August. The grounds for rejection were: The proposal did...
This handout on the Batu Kawan deal was passed to me by a journalist. I think it is of public interest, so I am reproducing it here. PDC has just renegotiated the 750-acre Batu Kawan land deal with Abad...
By now, most of you would probably have received an email (perhaps more than once) pointing out the uncanny parallels between the assassinations of US presidents Lincoln and Kennedy. I thought I would do a similar exercise for the Selangor...
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,...
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 draft Special Area Plan for the Penang Botanic Garden reveals plans for at least three more major concrete structures in the Garden. The three buildings under the plans are a Visitors' Centre, a multi-storey car park, and a...
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...
Check out these two images of the Penang Botanic Garden - and spot the difference between fantasy and reality. Visit our wonderful parks and gardens... says the Ministry of Tourism, in an ad which appeared in The Star yesterday. ...

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