The Jabatan Perancang Bandar dan Desa will be briefing the public on the draft Penang Hill special area plan on Sunday, 1 December at 10.00am at Auditorium A, fifth floor, Komtar. The draft SAP is now being displayed at...
Today is the last day for submitting questions for the next Penang State Assembly session in November. Activist Tan Seng Hai approached a couple of elected reps to raise a question as a matter of urgent public interest. When...
Economist and MPPP Councillor Lim Mah Hui made the following address to a full council meeting of the MPPP on 25 October. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtX8qiC_rXE Bicycles as one part of solution to traffic congestion There are three hot issues facing Penang. I call...
Blog visitor Michael Maguire suggests that there are some hidden welfare beneficiaries in our midst. The ‘out of sight out of mind’ attitude (regarding waste disposal) prevalent among many small, medium and large contractors as well as the...
See how Singapore created a 153-acre naturalised park between the housing estates of Bishan and Ang Mo Kio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAGiu4RjC-w Blog visitor Don Anamalai, says: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is located between the heartland estates of Bishan and Ang Mo Kio in Singapore....
A string of NGOs in Penang held a packed press conference at the Penang Heritage Trust office to call on state and local authorities to take stronger action against the developer responsible for the hill destruction at Bukit Relau....
Gurney Drive, a major landmark in Penang, will be significantly changed with the Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 project undertaken by E & O. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984 This morning I attended the public consultation attended by a few hundred people at the Straits...
Mukhriz Mahathir's Kedah may try to extract water charges from Penang to raise the state's revenue. At the same time, the Lankawai Development Authority (Lada) has signed a deal with a "tourism resort and high-impact attraction developer" to build...
A waterfall near high-rise apartments at Bukit Gambir, below and close to the site of an exclusive bungalow project on a hill-slope 110 metres above sea level, has turned murky. This photo was taken early yesterday morning. Another photo taken...
A landslide near Halaman Bukit Gambir 1 after heavy rain toppled a 20-metre stretch of retaining wall and a section of fencing put up by a property developer. This is the area in question: [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=halaman+bukit+gambir&aq=&sll=5.358691,100.292548&sspn=0.006014,0.010568&t=h&gl=my&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Halaman+Bukit+Gambir,+11700+Gelugor,+Pulau+Pinang&ll=5.358627,100.293546&spn=0.009614,0.012853&z=16&output=embed&w=600&h=450] You can see a...

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