A video in four parts of a fascinating recent forum about Pulau Jerejak in Penang. Part 1 above - a presentation by Rexy Prakash Chacko of Penang Forum. More below. Part 2 - Presentation by historian Mike Gibby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFoF4zqClEw&feature=youtu.be Part 3...
This magnificent if poignant video (above) was made under the Pulau Jerejak natural and cultural heritage asset survey and public awareness programme supported by Think City. It discusses an almost 100-year era between 1871 till 1969 when Pulau Jerejak served...
Pakatan Harapan has unveiled its manifesto. Much of it is positive, such as higher government spending on public healthcare from 2% of GDP to 4%, institutional reforms, inquiries into all the massive corruption scandals and abolition of GST. We...
So it looks like the Klang Valley and surrounding areas will get trams ahead of Penang. The Spad CEO said: "The new system will help to alleviate congestion in the areas. We have not decided when the RFP will be...
Remember the controversial plan for a bridge to Jerejak Island from Penang Island plus 1,200 homes, a marina, four and five-star hotels and a theme park on Jerejak? Time to take another look at the island. The Pulau Jerejak Natural...
This was the scene at the Bukit Mertajam General Hospital over the lunch break today (1.45pm) at the ophthalmology department. Some senior citizen patients who arrived for their appointments earlier this morning had not yet seen the doctors. Some...
Here's wishing you a joyous year ahead filled with every good thing. Hope the coming year brings with it exciting new possibilities along with greater justice, freedom and solidarity. For those of you facing a heavy burden in life,...
It is time for Penang to scrap the Samy Vellu tunnel. Why do I call it the Samy Vellu tunnel? Because the idea for a bridge-tunnel in Penang was originally mooted by then Works Minister Samy Vellu in 2001...
Independent filmmaker Andrew Ng Yew Fan decides to cycle from Tanjung Bungah to Gurney Drive and this is what he found along the way. Check out the obstacles and hazards he encounters including motorcyclists going the wrong way! Still, he...
An article in the Guardian caught my attention - Ghost Towers: Half of newly built towers fail to sell. Some points from the article: half the 1,900 ultra-luxury apartments built in London last year failed to sell they lie empty...

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