From our last poll, it appears that almost 60 per cent of you felt that affordable housing would be any home priced up to RM240000 rather than RM400000. (Mind you, this would be what is affordable to the middle...
We are told there is a glut in "affordable housing" these days. Is that really the case? Well, that would depend on what you consider to be an affordable price for a home. So let's take a poll to find...
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...
Blog visitor Henson sent in this image with the comment: "Much overlooked affordable homes as developers now promoting expensive condos during CNY!" All in, there are 1,900 homes: - 770 low-medium cost homes (700 sq ft) at RM72500 each; -...
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...
Residents in some two dozen established settlements in Penang are reportedly facing eviction. The settlements include the following: - the 150-year old Kampung Siam in Pulau Tikus - Pepper Estate in Tanjung Bungah - Kampung Perda in Teluk Bahang - Kampung Mutiara...
This is an interesting view that suggests - and I tend to believe - that state governments could do a lot more to protect the interests of long-time settlers and established communities from the onslaught of property development, especially...
[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...
The relaxed charm of Batu Ferringhi - at least, what's remaining of it - could be a thing of the past when half a dozen towers, four of them exceeding 30 storeys, sprout in the heart of the tourist...
Residents of Kampung Bagan Ajam in Butterworth and Kampung Chubadak in KL are the latest folk to face eviction at the hands of developers. In Kampung Bagan Ajam, some 120 households are affected: 47 have reportedly accepted the developers'...

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