A document has been making the rounds among residents in Batu Ferrighi indicating that the permissible building density in Batu Ferringhi has been raised from 15 units per acre to 30 units per acre for the tourism and public housing zones. How did this happen?
This is an interesting view that suggests – and I tend to believe – that state governments could do a lot more to protect the interests of long-time settlers and established communities from the onslaught of property development, especially the high-end variety catering to the well-heeled. (more…)
Mario Balotelli once lifted his jersey on the football pitch to reveal the words “Why always me?” on his inner vest after a series of controversial incidents propelled him into unflattering public scrutiny. Residents of Chee Seng Garden may now be forgiven for wondering “Why always us?” after hearing talk of a 40-storey tower emerging in the midst of their housing area, which had been in the spotlight after earlier controversies over nearby hill-slope development. (more…)
The Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 EIA report is on public display at Level 4 of Komtar until 21 February – but response to view the three volumes has been poor.
The process appears to be just going through the motions. One concerned Penangite who viewed the volumes said the previous person to view them had come a week earlier! (more…)