The MPPP has rejected a proposed 22-storey tower project on the hill slopes of Sungai Ara. The decision was made at a committee meeting on 19 June. This news came from two different sources. The project was rejected for the...
The state government today held a ground-breaking ceremony for 12000 cheaper homes in Bandar Cassia in Batu Kawan on mainland Penang designed by the Singapore HDB consultants. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I4Pii5mM60?rel=0&w=470&h=348] Phase One will see 2000 homes being built. A couple...
Who exactly owns Nusmetro Ventures (P) Sdn Bhd, the developer of the Oasis luxury condominium project? According to the latest records for the developer filed with the Companies Commission of Malaysia, Asia Link-up Sdn Bhd holds 96 per cent of...
When the Penang government allowed the maximum density of 30 homes per acre for residential properties to be raised to 87 homes per acre in 2010, the argument was that the higher density would allow developers to build more...
The Penang Forum 4 event on Saturday raised a host of planning and development issues and stimulated intense discussion. Concerned participants wrapped up the day by adopting eight resolutions. The following resolutions were adopted by participants of the Penang...
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:...
Rahmah Ali is not a happy woman. In fact, this feisty Tanjung Tokong villager is upset over Uda Holdings' plans to demolish the houses in her kampung and 'develop' the area. "Hati geram!" she says. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649 Photos by Anil (Click on...
The descendants of settlers from Kwangchow have been waiting a dozen years for the compensation they were promised after they were forced to vacate their family homes along Jalan Raja Uda in Butterworth to make way for a major...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhqlN9GXe-A&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0] Just spotted this on Youtube; it could explain some of the disappointment among the villagers, who desperately wanted to preserve their settlement. This video is dated January 2009 whereas the kampung had already been transferred to the Koperasi...
1300: Kampung Buah Pala residents have not met a noon deadline to accept a compensation offer by Nusmetro, according to a contact at the scene. In a just concluded press conference, they expressed anxiety over the conditions attached to the...

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