What do you make of these bicycle lanes in KL? It doesn't look altogether safe what with cyclists having to share the path with pedestrians and all those obstructions. But, from what I hear, the cycling network is a worthy...
The Penang House of Music (Level 4, Komtar), which treasures the memory of the finest musicians to come out of the state and their music, celebrates its first anniversary. Check out the video above and the website. Open daily:...
This photograph of Jerejak Island on 11 January 2018 shows clouds hugging the jungle-clad hill-tops of the island and conveys a sense of foreboding and fear. In some ways it resembles the fictional Isla Nublar (which means Clouded Island in...
The UN has just released the following statement about Maimunah Mohd Sharif, who only recently, from 1 July this year, took over as mayor of the Penang Island City Council from Patahiyah Ismail. Secretary-General Announces Intention to Appoint Maimunah...
On Sunday, while I was waiting for someone outside a mall in mainland Penang, I observed the throngs of people arriving to shop or hang out with friends. What surprised me was how many people alighted from what looked like...
I was invited to BFM Radio to talk about Aliran and how it has evolved over the years and the challenges we face. I must say the folks at BFM Radio - Sharaad Kuttan, Brian Fernandes and Shazana Mokhtar...
The circulation of Malaysia’s mainstream print media, apart from a business weekly, has dipped over the last few years – and this could dent the BN’s media propaganda strategy and force it to focus on other options ahead of...
Imagine your home in a quiet neighbourhood, the last house along a street which ends near some hilly land. Then one fine day, you wake up to find a 35-storey tower, in a project of over 500 homes, under construction...
The other day I accompanied a friend of mine to an eye clinic at a general hospital in the north of the peninsula. What greeted us was a smallish room in which dozens of people accompanied by family members...
Here are a few images you may not have seen. These photos, taken about a week ago by a concerned Penangite, give us an idea of the extent of the problems facing the Penang Hills Railway, which was knocked...

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