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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Some time in 2010, a public uproar erupted when it was quietly revealed that the maximum density would be raised to 87 homes per acre from 15-30 per acre previously. It had been assumed that 87 units per acre...
Beverly Heights Properties Sdn Bhd is believed to have acquired the Pepper Estate land, on which stand close to 300 households. Who owns the firm? According to Bloomberg, Businessweek: Dato' Choong Yuen Keong @ Tong Yuen Keong has 25 years...
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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