Excellent piece by MBPP councillor Lim Mah Hui: The proposal by the Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister, Noh Omar, to permit developers to be money lenders is fraught with risks. We all know that the property market is...
The MBPP has to explain this project on a 5.0ha plot of land on environmentally sensitive steep hillslopes. About two thirds of the plot is above the Penang Structure Plan threshold of 250 feet above sea level. The plot...
Some time in 2010, a public uproar erupted when it was quietly revealed that the maximum density would be raised to 87 homes per acre from 15-30 per acre previously. It had been assumed that 87 units per acre...
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...
Great news! What a world of difference. This was what the Taman Tun Dr Awang flats in Butterworth looked like before (see below) when I tweeted about it a month ago, after yet another foreign visitor, this time from...
A landowner has served eviction notices to about five dozen homes in a kampung in Batu Ferringhi, reportedly without proper compensation. The landowner had bought the 1.4ha land (Lots 39 and 40) through an auction circa 2006 and had...
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; -...

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