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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...
Indigenous protesters confront International Hydropower Association executive director Richard Taylor during an IHA conference in Kuching. The protesters are opposing plans for the construction of more mega dams in Sarawak.
More photos of Bukit Gambir taken by a couple of concerned Penang residents. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984 Look at that road! And here's a satellite image (thanks to blog reader moot for the heads-up): [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Bukit+Gambir+Penang&aq=0&oq=bukit+gambir,+penang&sll=2.295049,102.683347&sspn=0.097254,0.169086&g=bukit+gambir&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Bukit+Gambir,+Johor&t=h&ll=5.308356,100.24915&spn=0.004273,0.006427&z=17&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=600&h=400] And look at all the other land-clearing at the hill-top: [googlemaps...
I took these disturbing photos of the environmental destruction on Bukit Gambir from the Penang Bridge on 17 May 2013 as I approached the island. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984 The bald spot appears to be at an altitude higher than 250 feet,...
Several people have been complaining about a hill-slope at Bukit Gambir near USM in Penang Island that has been stripped bare. Have you noticed this bald patch? It is apparently visible as you approach the island from the...

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