When Rajindar Singh worked as a medical assistant* in charge of the treatment room of Camp 1 in Pulau Jerejak in the mid-1960s, he spotted a solitary full-grown coconut tree growing in the premises and wondered who had planted...
Participants at Penang Forum 7: #SaveJerejak today called for a moratorium on any property development project at Pulau Jerejak, an island steeped in history. There were some who felt that some kind of 'development' on the island was inevitable and...
It's a packed hall here at Penang Institute as Penangites show their interest in saving Pulau Jerejak.
This forum on Saturday has received tremendous publicity in the media. It is the seventh major Penang Forum since 2008, this time speakers will lift the veil on Pulau Jerejak to unravel the secrets of this forgotten island. Is...
With restrictions on the outflow of funds from China, what kind of impact will this have on the sales of property especially those on waterfront or reclaimed land in Malaysia? Are we in danger of creating ghost cities, where...
Most passengers do not have Komtar as their destination and to dedicate huge areas of prime land for platforms of stationed, waiting trains is undesirable, asserts Alex Koenig. German urban planner Alex Koening, who spent many years in Penang,...
What is causing so much dissatisfaction with the housing market? Well, the provision of housing these days in large part, no longer fulfils a social function to provide people with homes within their budget. Instead, it has become a...
The Penang Island City Council has REJECTED a massive project at the Penang Turf Club on various grounds - but concerned residents and Penangites are not letting down their guard. The rejection comes on the heels of a petition...
Would you buy a home on this island? These graves are on the north-western side of Pulau Jerejak. According to a historian, there are at least 5,332 graves, most of them from the 7,500 leprosy patients who lived at one...
The ruins of dormitories and leper homes, old reservoirs and undergound chambers, places of worship, jail cells, even a courtroom add an eerie touch to the island's natural greenery that should be preserved as a state treasure for Penang. I...

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