It's like a bad dream... but it's more than that. At least with a nightmare, we can soon forget about it. But no matter how hard we try, Kg Buah Pala won't go away. When an injustice has been...
A morning blaze in a kampung off Mengkuang Road in Butterworth Fire in a kampung From a distance, grey plumes Darken the morning sky, Someone's in trouble, Someone's home is ablaze. Passers-by gawk in awe, Fire-fighters frustrated, As hoses run dry, Valuable moments lost. Flames dart higher, Zinc sheets...
More than a dozen years ago, Penang property prices were climbing and speculators were diving into the property market. Then the unthinkable happened, and the property sector slumped during the Asian financial crisis. The country/state suffered from a...
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...
Low capital gains taxes, easy access to bank loans, speculative buyers and foreign investors... Blog reader Malaysian gives us an insight into the investment or speculation in the property market: I am telling you from the mouth of an agent: Question:...
It is not just household debt as a percentage of GDP that we should be concerned about, but household debt compared to disposable income is even more crucial. Take a look at the yellow bar to see where we...
These images from Kg Tanjung Tokong were taken during a Raya event on Sunday, 11 October at a time when the villagers are facing an uncertain future. Photos by Kim MK The residents' association is concerned about UDA Holdings' declaration...
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=124984 This morning I attended the public consultation attended by a few hundred people at the Straits...
Penang state government reps and Kg Buah Pala villagers are resuming closed-door negotiations at 9.00pm today. They are racing against time to find a resolution to the crisis as a 2 August eviction deadline looms.
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...

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