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...
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...
It is shocking to see the Penang Development Corporation and Abad Naluri re-negotiating the deal in which the latter was supposed to acquire 750 acres of land in Batu Kawan from the PDC. The site of the failed equestrian centre...
When discussing the RM1.5 billion PGCC scandal along with the scandalous rezoning from "recreational" land to "new development", we cannot afford to ignore what was going on in Batu Kawan, which is closely connected to the PGCC saga. The PGCC...
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 Global City Centre project may be dead, but what I don't understand is why there are no calls for a full-scale inquiry into this massive stinking deal. The Chief Minister has said that the PGCC, in its original...
"It is a sad day when we see two architectural treasures within the George Town World Heritage Site, Convent Light Street and Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, vandalised by Malaysians to make racial political statements." That's what the Penang Heritage Trust...
Today, I just want to thank God for confounding the proponents of the mega transport projects in Penang and delaying them (just like he confounded those pushing for the PGCC project). The bridge partners are now arguing about cost...
The developers of the RM25 billion Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) project have been telling us how green and carbon-free their project is going to be. But what they didn't tell us is they actually wanted to cram in...
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...

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