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Not many Penangites are aware of a lovely green haven in southern Penang that lies in sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of traffic and towering apartment blocks nearby. Here at the Relau Agro-tourism Centre enterprising folk are involved...
I attended the 8 December briefing on the review of the Penang Structure Plan at Komtar, and it was immediately apparent that there are serious questions that need to be answered. Those of you in Penang, please try and take...
It is becoming increasingly difficult for the fisherfolk of Tanjung Tokong to go out fishing, thanks to the 760-acre land reclamation and property development project off Tanjung Tokong and the 130-acre reclamation project along Gurney Drive for another property...
A short commentary by MBPP councillor Lim Mah Hui: Today I wish to share with you a short video on Curitiba, a medium sized city of 2m in eastern Brazil that transformed itself into one of the most liveable in...
We are so used to wishing prosperity to one another over the Lunar New Year, but maybe it is time to look more closely at what we mean by prosperity. One definition of being prosperous is to be successful...
The Penang Forum steering committtee released the following 'executive summary' to the media during its meeting with the chief minister of Penang: To address public concerns over hill degradation in Penang, the Penang Forum took the initiative in September...
Penang Forum has issued a second statement on land reclamation: In Penang Forum’s statement (27 November 2015) on the Umno land reclamation motion, we reiterated that the public has every right to know, and the State has every obligation...
While there is much back-slapping over the accolade of being listed No. 4 in Lonely Planet's ranking of places to visit in 2016, it is important to be clear what that list represents and what it is not. The...
Seven mature trees have been inexplicably cut down in the last two weeks on Jesselton Road and Brook Road n Penang Island. One possible reason is that the trees were cut down to make way for drains, one of...
This is a statement released by Penang Forum: Where is the logic when sustainable energy initiatives are rewarded with higher density and non-sustainable developments elsewhere? It is with incredulity that Penang Forum notes that incentives being offered in the Guidelines...

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