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...
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. ...
The Tanjung Bunga Residents’ Association, together with Teh Yee Cheu, the Adun for Tanjong Bunga, held a press conference this morning to highlight the pollution at the Tanjung 1 project, a huge high-rise condominium development between the Cove and...
Who are the clowns responsible for this nonsense at the Taiping Lake Garden? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw9eP1zyoY4?rel=0&w=470&h=264] These guys can't bear to see any untouched green space. They have to mar the place with so-called 'development', which usually involves pouring...
Wong Chen has analysed the RM2.2bn of FGVH shares in the public sale and discovers that other groups will get 4.6 times more shares than the Felda settlers. Even Felda employees will receive more than the Felda settlers. Peruntukan...
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...
... take some time to read environmentalist Dr Leong Yueh Kwong's thoughtful response to the draft Special Area Plan for the Garden. Yueh Kwong was formerly the chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Penang Botanic Garden and...
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...
Penang Forum 4: Development and Good Governance is being held at the Caring Society Complex in Penang today. Penang Forum 4: Development and Good Governance
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...

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