A report in a local daily has raised concerns about a possible oversupply of property in Penang Island in the coming years.  The report in The Star estimates - conservatively, I would imagine - that there would be RM30bn worth...
Guest writer Tan Seng Hai explains why there is disquiet over the new 87 units/acre density guidelines. The objective of the Penang state government to allow developers to increase their density from 30 units/acre to 87 units/acre was to make...
Government-linked Sime Darby has bought a 30 per cent interest in Penang-based property developer E&O at a 60 per cent premium. The purchase price for a diluted 30 per cent stake comes up to RM766m in cash. The...
If not for the initiative taken by the Pepper Estates residents committtee, the unity of the residents themselves, and the assistance of the elected reps for the area, the residents might not have achieved a satisfactory deal. The residents grouped...
Ahead of a public consultation organised by the developer this Saturday as part of a detailed EIA process, environmentalist Dr Leong Yueh Kwong has raised several questions regarding the proposed Phase 2 of the Seri Tanjung Pinang land reclamation....
The Bayan Mutiara developer will have to build affordable houses, schools and places of worship as well, says Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. Housing is a crucial issue in Penang, and as such, the state government should insist on...
The Penang Forum Steering Committee has responded to the issue of high density development i.e. the tripling of density permitted from 30 acres to 87 units/acre. It points out that high density development must be preceded by proper planning...
A few days ago, The Star reported that the relocation of seven Penan villages affected by the proposed RM3 billion Murum Dam in Belaga, Sarawak would be carried out according to the findings of a social and environmental impact...
Watch what happens when a visionary mayor, Jaime Lerner (now retired), sets about transforming the city of Curitiba, Brazil, into a model of sustainable development and urban planning. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRD3l3rlMpo?rel=0&w=600&h=450]
The ongoing mega project known as 'Penang WorldCity', sprawled over 100 acres in Bayan Mutiara is set to turn the area into a jungle of highrise towers. One shudders to think to think of the impact on traffic and...

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