It is time for Penang to scrap the Samy Vellu tunnel. Why do I call it the Samy Vellu tunnel? Because the idea for a bridge-tunnel in Penang was originally mooted by then Works Minister Samy Vellu in 2001...
Independent filmmaker Andrew Ng Yew Fan decides to cycle from Tanjung Bungah to Gurney Drive and this is what he found along the way. Check out the obstacles and hazards he encounters including motorcyclists going the wrong way! Still, he...
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...
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...
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...
Yesterday, 11.30am Penang Hill at the summit waiting inside the train to go downhill. The photo was sent to me by a concerned Penang resident, who added: The guy just keep loading people on. A (tourist) refused to go in......
Independent film producer, Andrew Ng Yew Fan, one of three winners of the Freedom Film Fest's Malaysia Film Grants awards, decided to take the bus in Penang. He shares his experience with us. And this was his experience cycling...
Notice that these are dedicated - and protected - bicycle lanes. Protected bicycle lanes are probably what it would take to enhance public confidence in the safety of cycling in places like Penang, KL, Ipoh and JB. Even Manchester,...
This statement has just been released by Penang Forum. It is especially relevant in the light of the widespread floods in Penang today, some of them having their origins in degraded hill slopes. Pada 2 September 2017 Persatuan Penduduk...
The so-called upgrading work on the College Square field has now been put on hold following an outcry among local residents. Apparently they were not consulted over the 'improvements'. Do residents really want the grass to be dug up...

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