Well, whaddaya know! Pulau Jerejak has shot into the international spotlight with 30 scholars from 16 nations supporting a petition to save Pulau Jerejak. The petition was launched by the Sungai Buloh Settlement Council at the Fifth International Symposium on...
Taking a leaf from what is happening in Singapore, Penang too is planning foreign workers villages/dormitories in Bukit Tambun, Permatang Tinggi, Juru, Batu Maung and Bukit Minyak. These 'dorms' - multi-storey buildings or towers - could house as many as...
New photos have emerged of the ruins of a 121-year-old church in Pulau Jerejak located on the eastern coast of the island, just north of the Boustead shipyard. The ruins, now almost shrouded by trees and overgrowth, are believed...
When Rajindar Singh worked as a medical assistant* in charge of the treatment room of Camp 1 in Pulau Jerejak in the mid-1960s, he spotted a solitary full-grown coconut tree growing in the premises and wondered who had planted...
Participants at Penang Forum 7: #SaveJerejak today called for a moratorium on any property development project at Pulau Jerejak, an island steeped in history. There were some who felt that some kind of 'development' on the island was inevitable and...
It's a packed hall here at Penang Institute as Penangites show their interest in saving Pulau Jerejak.
This forum on Saturday has received tremendous publicity in the media. It is the seventh major Penang Forum since 2008, this time speakers will lift the veil on Pulau Jerejak to unravel the secrets of this forgotten island. Is...
With restrictions on the outflow of funds from China, what kind of impact will this have on the sales of property especially those on waterfront or reclaimed land in Malaysia? Are we in danger of creating ghost cities, where...
Most passengers do not have Komtar as their destination and to dedicate huge areas of prime land for platforms of stationed, waiting trains is undesirable, asserts Alex Koenig. German urban planner Alex Koening, who spent many years in Penang,...
What is causing so much dissatisfaction with the housing market? Well, the provision of housing these days in large part, no longer fulfils a social function to provide people with homes within their budget. Instead, it has become a...

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