Despite calls from many concerned Penangites for more sustainable transport in the state, the Penang state government is adamant about building more highways and a tunnel, arguing that it does not have control over public transport in the state....
The other day, I was at the ATM when I noticed a middle-aged couple in front of me in the queue. They tried a few times to withdraw funds. As I waited a few minutes, I overheard them saying...
Now that oil prices have gone up by 41 per cent and diesel by even more, our planners should scrap the proposed second cross-channel road link for Penang. If the RM4.8 billion second Penang bridge (all 24km of it, 17km...
This video was circulating on Whatsapp (I don't know who filmed it). I put it up on Youtube for you all to establish if it is genuine (that's the reason for the question mark) and if so, to try...
Scars and brown patches have pockmarked the face of Penang Hill - evidence of illegal land clearing on the hill. The bruising is evident as you approach the island using the atrocious skeleton ferry service under the now privatised...
The infrastructure cost for street-level light rail vehicles (or new generation trams) is much lower than the monorail and elevated light rail transit options put forward in the revised transport masterplan for Penang. From what I gather, these are...
If you are reluctant to give up driving because of the poor public transport in the country, then you might be interested to know that a Working Group on Public Transportation in Malaysia has been formed. Head down to...
Sydney plans to introduce a light rail system that features trams without the usual overhead cables in a bid to reduce the visually intrusive clutter usually associated with such systems. According to a report in the Australian Telegraph,...
The monorail system in KL has once again hit the news - for the wrong reasons. This time the train stalled when power was cut after the system detected a traction problem. The loss of power resulted in...
This is the third time the (toy?) monorail has been hit by problems since it was launched last October to mark Malacca being accorded "developed state" status. The Land Public Transport Commission, led by Azhar Ahmad, the former...

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