Gurney Drive, a major landmark in Penang, will be significantly changed with the Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 project undertaken by E & O.http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984This morning I attended the public consultation attended by a few hundred people at the Straits...
Another massive land reclamation project has received approval in principle from the Penang state government. This time it is Eastern and Oriental (E&O) Bhd's plan to reclaim an additional 740 acres in Tanjong Tokong under Phase 2 of the...
I am not sure what is going on here. The state government has announced that the "87 units per acre guideline, after deliberation with all stakeholders, will be replaced by a new guideline of 128 units per acre, whereby...
Hopefully, the Penang state government will put in place a large public park and other free recreational spaces, vegetable farms and fruit orchards for food security, and planned sustainable transport infrastructure, including bicycle lanes and top quality pedestrian networks...
The Malaysian Insider has suggested that Penang is more expensive to live in than Kuala Lumpur. What do you think?Of course, mainland Penang is slightly cheaper than Penang Island. A friend told me he could get an 'economy...
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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 MBPP has to explain this project on a 5.0ha plot of land on environmentally sensitive steep hillslopes. About two thirds of the plot is above the Penang Structure Plan threshold of 250 feet above sea level.The plot...
As the ringgit depreciates and as US quantitative easing tapers off, the era of low interest rates and cheap credit via bonds - the primary drivers of speculative investment - could soon end. Could that, in turn, lead to...
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...

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