Under normal circumstances, I would be the first to support any plan to promote sustainable transport in Penang and Malaysia. Unfortunately, I cannot support the Penang transport masterplan as it stands for the following reasons: 1. Ballooning costs: The cost keeps...
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...
Something is afoot at Pulau Jerejak. The local government must explain what is going on. Has any development plan been approved? If not, who has built this contraption next to the old resort jetty and for what purpose? Is...
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...
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 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....
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...

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