The UN has just released the following statement about Maimunah Mohd Sharif, who only recently, from 1 July this year, took over as mayor of the Penang Island City Council from Patahiyah Ismail. Secretary-General Announces Intention to Appoint Maimunah...
Imagine your home in a quiet neighbourhood, the last house along a street which ends near some hilly land. Then one fine day, you wake up to find a 35-storey tower, in a project of over 500 homes, under construction...
It is ludicrous to hear that Prime Minister Najib Razak wants to pump more Malaysian money into US infrastructure and Boeing planes to boost the US economy, which has a GDP of US$19 trillion. He should first handle the...
Ong Kian Ming of Penang Institute has revealed eyebrow-raising figures for Johor property sales to foreigners and unsold homes in projects undertaken by developers from China. Check out the tables here to see for yourselves. According to the figures he...
The Penang state government had said this would the "case of the century for planning law" in Malaysia but then the MBPP changed its stance in court. What happened? Read the residents' statement below: Several residents’ associations and organisations in...
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...
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...
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...
The Penang Island City Council has REJECTED a massive project at the Penang Turf Club on various grounds - but concerned residents and Penangites are not letting down their guard. The rejection comes on the heels of a petition...
Deja vu... Back in 2012, when the maximum density was increased from 30 homes per acre to 87 per acre, we were told that this would encourage developer to build more affordable homes. Did that happen? You tell me....

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