Would you buy a home on this island? These graves are on the north-western side of Pulau Jerejak. According to a historian, there are at least 5,332 graves, most of them from the 7,500 leprosy patients who lived at one...
Blog visitor Henson sent in this image with the comment: "Much overlooked affordable homes as developers now promoting expensive condos during CNY!" All in, there are 1,900 homes: - 770 low-medium cost homes (700 sq ft) at RM72500 each; -...
This is what Prangin Canal or Sia Boey in George Town, Penang, looked like in 1830, when the canal was much wider, leading out to the coast, which at that time faced Beach Street (before early land reclamation extended...
Our guest writer today is Eric Britton, who discusses the land reclamation in southern Penang island, which is linked to the over-the-top SRS proposal for the Penang transport masterplan. Step 1: Dump the land reclamation plan which has no...
We do need a transit system from George Town to the airport but not in the way the Penang transport masterplan envisages. It is not appropriate for a world heritage site or its vicinity to have raised transport infrastructure,...
Photos have been circulating of cracks on the hlll-slope roads leading to the Vale of Temp. Some time ago, I wrote a blog post about cracks on the road to Batu Ferringhi, not too far from where the sections of...
The land swop deal involving S P Setia and the government has raised several issues of public interest.  This is another of those fancy so-called 'public-private partnerships'; but there is also a third - and hidden - party involved....
Update: Just heard that the Penang state government and MPPP have now issued a stop order to all watersports operators in Batu Ferringhi starting tomorrow. All activities are banned. A woman from Saudi Arabia fell to her death while...
The new KL to Padang Besar electric train service opens today. Most people are excited about it. But wait... Unfortunately, little news is available about the stops in Butterworth, Penang or other major towns. In fact, most news reports failed...
Archaeologists working at the Sia Boey site have discovered the remnants of an old police barracks or station near the old entrance to the Prangin Canal from the sea. The station is believed to have been in existence in...

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