An obstructed pedestrian walkway in George Town - Photograph:

Penang Forum released this statement  yesterday, 6 October 2016 – but I didn’t notice any coverage of this in the media.

Syabas! Penang Forum would like to record our support for and the appreciation of the Penang Island City Council’s attempt to make Penang safer for pedestrians and more liveable for all users. 

Shuttered shoplots - The property market is slowing down

Excellent piece by MBPP councillor Lim Mah Hui:

The proposal by the Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister, Noh Omar, to permit developers to be money lenders is fraught with risks.


Another tourist attraction? A panoramic view of KL from a height while walking precariously on the maintenance platform alongside elevated LRT tracks.

Two incidents in the space of a few days have shaken public confidence in the KL elevated LRT system.


Interesting to see the Penang state government asking BUCG of China to take responsibility for an accident in KL last month or withdraw from the Penang tunnel, three highways and property development projects.

A crane operated by the firm fell and crushed a woman to death in the incident in KL. The Penang state government has since consented to the removal of BUCG from the project.