Residents in some two dozen established settlements in Penang are reportedly facing eviction. (more…)
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…)
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…)