Spotted this letter in theSun today about the second Penang bridge (now in the preliminary stages of construction). It mirrors my thoughts exactly.Penang's roads are already congested during peak hours, Friday and Saturday evenings, and festive periods - and...
Now this might or might not be the solution to overcoming bottlenecks that reduce the speed of buses. But it does show the sort of thinking and creativity that others are already putting in to improve public transport.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv8_W2PA0rQ&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0]How...
Three different entities are said to be eyeing the north-south highway cash-cow.EPF-UEM has just put in a RM23 billion bid for PLUS Expressways. MMC Corp (yes, MMC again) had offered to buy UEM Group Bhd, the parent company of...
George Town could be turned into a 'green and walkable city' under a draft blueprint now open for public scrutiny.The blueprint incorporates a pedestrian network masterplan for a waterfront promenade, new park areas, streetscape and backlane enhancements,...
It's not just in Penang that people want more green spaces and bicycle paths as over-development results in nostalgia for the less-frenzied lifestyles of the past.http://s.wsj.net/media/swf/main.swfIn Singapore too, nature lovers are hoping that the old KTM track from...
Beyond the glossy brochures of Penang boasting of sandy beaches and promising an unforgettable stay, what do tourists actually make of the place?Blog reader Sean describes his recent experience on the island. Notice that the need for proper and...
At least one person in government now realises that building flyovers and widening roads won't solve congestion on the roads.While Penang plans to build more flyovers and widen roads, Sarawak is thinking of moving in the opposition direction....
SRS Consortium is planning to build an elevated light rail transit system from Komtar to Bayan Lepas and beyond - which would cost RM8.4bn for a single line.This is in stark contrast to the original Halcrow transport masterplan...
More reactions from people regarding the federal government's shelving of the mega transport projects for Penang. Obviously, the federal government doesn't consider those projects as "people friendly", which makes me wonder how they came up with those projects in...
Look who's cycling together at the “1 Malaysia Charity Ride for Education 2011”. Cycle diplomacy?Guan Eng, former Penang chief minister Koh Tsu Koon, Yen Yen and Penang Umno Liaison Committee chairman Zainal Abidin Osman were reportedly at the...

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