Category: Housing

Rapid development: at whose expense?

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…)

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40-storey tower to sprout in Chee Seng Garden?

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…)

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More villages to be flattened by developers

Residents of Kampung Bagan Ajam in Butterworth and Kampung Chubadak in KL are the latest folk to face eviction at the hands of developers.

Kampung Bagan Ajam residents hold a peaceful protest over being evicted with unfair compensation sums outside the village on 16 June 2014. — Photograph:  Opalyn Mok/Malay Mail

Kampung Bagan Ajam residents hold a peaceful protest over being evicted with unfair compensation sums outside the village on 16 June 2014. — Photograph: Opalyn Mok/Malay Mail

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Highrise towers galore at ‘Penang WorldCity’ mega project

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The ongoing mega project known as ‘Penang WorldCity’, sprawled over 100 acres in Bayan Mutiara is set to turn the area into a jungle of highrise towers. One shudders to think to think of the impact on traffic and the resulting congestion along the Jelutong Expressway in the years to come.

Count the number of towers in this artist’s impression. (more…)

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