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The MPSP has responded to questions raised by participants at Penang Forum 5. You can find the questions and the responses on the Penang Forum website. Penang Forum awaits responses from the MPPP and the state government to the other...
Over the years, as industrialisation and the 'knowledge economy' intensifies, we have lost the ability to live in harmony with the environment. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEVIJAZ3jxo?rel=0&w=470&h=348] We have grown alienated from ourselves, from our fellow human beings and from Nature. As we...
Blog reader Kaki Pulau reflects on the changes in Penang since the 1970s. A lot of things have happened to Penang Island since the 1970s. There was first Komtar, which was delayed in-between before completion and perhaps cost...
Surely we need a balanced, sustainable model of development that would also preserve our social and cultural heritage. MPPP councillor Dr Lim Mah Hui made the following address at a full council meeting of the MPPP on 24...
The recent flurry of comments in the press following an incident that temporarily knocked out the Penang Hill railway has prompted its operations manager, Ahmad Chik, to respond. As the Operations Manager of the Penang Hill funicular railway,...
About a year ago, news filtered through that the MPPP was revising the plot ratios for new projects and higher densities of 87 units/acre would be allowed. See my blog entry dated 5 October 2010. Now this is much higher...
New malls, shopping complexes and condo projects could turn Penang Island into a concrete jungle before long. Take a peek at what the future holds for us. Tan Seng Hai gives us a glimpse of what is in store...
We have heard of the state government's plan to turn Penang into an international city. Does this coincide with civil society's vision of Penang as a liveable place? Come and join in the discussion. You need to pre-register. Details...
That's your energetic chopper-wielding chef, 'Cik Wani', rustling up a meal with a difference. Not for the faint-hearted. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paXw4E36V78?rel=0&w=470&h=269] I must say the folks out there are getting more and more creative.
More on deforestation in Sarawak. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=belaga&aq=&sll=1.087581,110.950928&sspn=5.084076,7.064209&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Belaga,+Sarawak&t=h&ll=3.063725,114.395142&spn=1.91977,2.581787&z=8&output=embed&w=470&h=350] Taken from a comment on the Aliran website: While Sean’s warning about Google Earth’s images is useful, what it means in practice is that the extent of deforestation it shows is an under-estimate...

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