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...
"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...
The Bayan Baru Residents Association has asked the state government/MPPP to put themselves in the shoes of the residents over the Spice project. Apart from the agreement itself, the MPPP should make public the Spice business plan to prove...
Ivory Properties Group Berhad has received a letter of acceptance from PDC to buy and develop 103 acres of Bayan Mutiara land, south of the Penang Bridge. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?q=bayan+mutiara&oe=utf-8&client=firefox&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=&hnear=Bayan+Mutiara,+Bayan+Lepas,+Penang&ll=5.349419,100.319939&spn=0.032046,0.042915&z=14&output=embed&w=500&h=375] The letter dated 25 July 2011, was for the 'mixed...
More property development: Vincent Tan's Berjaya Land Bhd has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with Penang Turf Club to buy 57.3 acres for RM459m. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?q=penang+turf+club&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=penang+turf+club&t=h&vpsrc=6&ll=5.419405,100.297687&spn=0.011108,0.010085&z=16&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=470&h=520] Prime unencumbered freehold land for only RM184 per square...
Imagine, Koh Tsu Koon has slammed those who have called for his removal as Gerakan head honcho and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department. “I feel enough is enough. These are disgruntled people with baseless and nonsensical allegations,” Tsu...

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