More demolition of shophouses appears to be underway this weekend to make way for Komtar phase 5, sparking outrage in heritage circles. The George Town World Heritage Inc office had earlier commissioned a study of the heritage significance of...
The Penang state government had said this would the "case of the century for planning law" in Malaysia but then the MBPP changed its stance in court. What happened? Read the residents' statement below: Several residents’ associations and organisations in...
2000: The Penang Government Officers Cooperative is adamant that it wants to demolish the Kg Buah Pala houses tomorrow, reports the NST/Bernama here. "We are not cruel, but our decision to demolish the village still stands because the court...
There are growing fears that China's property bubble, driven by speculation, could be bursting and the country could be on the verge of a property-led slump. The implications could be worrying for other economies. The bubble could be...
The Kg Buah Pala villagers have been portrayed as greedy, demanding, and unreasonable. This is partly due to the mixed signals coming from the committee, the seemingly conflicting statements and misrepresentations of those speaking on their behalf including those...
[googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m12!1m3!1d1697.588438177585!2d100.27791602581743!3d5.4646687280598165!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!5e1!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1411538048208&w=600&h=450] 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...
This video, 'M-C-M: Utopia milik siapa?' explores how housing - a basic human right - has been turned into a commodity that earns fabulous profits for developers and banks while pushing homes beyond the reach of young working adults....
The old well at Kampung Buah Pala where clear fresh water reaches ground level - Photo by Anil Netto For those of you still unfamiliar with the background to the High Chaparral issue, here's an excellent write-up by Himanshu Bhatt...
A document has been making the rounds among residents in Batu Ferrighi indicating that the permissible building density in Batu Ferringhi has been raised from 15 units per acre to 30 units per acre for the tourism and public...
The MPPP has 22 acres of land at Jalan S P Chelliah, which it could use for public purposes. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-beta&q=jalan+s+p+chelliah&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Jalan+S.P.+Chelliah,+Georgetown,+10150+Pulau+Pinang&t=h&ll=5.410518,100.324359&spn=0.01004,0.010064&z=16&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=470&h=470] From what I understand, the Penang state government wants to use half of this land for low- and medium-cost...

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