From a source, I hear that the following compensation was offered to the villagers at tonight's meeting: Two-storey cluster houses: upstairs - 600 square feet; downstairs - 600 sq feet; outside porch, etc - 200 sq feet. The developer would allocate...
While the furore about hill-slope development continues, this photo was taken by a concerned Penangite this morning at Taman Desaria, Sungai Ara. Can you imagine living in front of that? [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=desa+ria+sungai+ara&aq=&sll=5.370545,100.296852&sspn=0.184238,0.308647&ie=UTF8&hq=desa+ria&hnear=Sungai+Ara,+Bayan+Lepas,+Penang&t=h&ll=5.322244,100.264492&spn=0.020083,0.020127&z=15&output=embed&w=470&h=470]
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 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. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=140556 The process appears to be just going through...
Urban planner Chau Loon Wai has given us a glimpse of what Penang Road, Air Itam Road, Prangin Canal and Sungai Pinang could look like. A good dose of planning could do wonders for the quality of...