Hopefully, the Penang state government will put in place a large public park and other free recreational spaces, vegetable farms and fruit orchards for food security, and planned sustainable transport infrastructure, including bicycle lanes and top quality pedestrian networks...
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...
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,...
Two excavators huffed and puffed their way on a Sunday (yesterday) at Penang's Sore Thumb, as workers beavered away on land supposedly alloted for the Tanjung Bungah Coastal Park. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984 The public has been given to understand that there has...
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...

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