PKR back-bencher Sim Tze Tzin (Batu Uban Pantai Jerejak) has delivered a visionary speech in the Penang State Assembly that received praise from the Speaker. Speaker Abdul Halim Hussain described Sim's speech as people-centric, reports theSun today. Sim made several suggestions...
RM2 billion terminal - but not enough funds for public transport (Image from penangsentral.com.my) So we are going to have a montrous RM2 billion terminal in Butterworth that is supposed to be the gateway to Penang. This project is supposed to...
Photo by Henk Graalman, Adelaide Trams in Adelaide, the "twin city" of George Town, Penang Photo credit: lightrailnow.org It looks as if a huge majority (85 per cent) of urban motorists in Malaysia are ready to leave their cars behind...
Armenian Street in George Town, which has the largest collection of pre-war houses - over 12,000 in all - in South-East Asia. Photo credit: Wikipedia The Stadhuys Square in Malacca Photo credit: Wikipedia Rua das Flores (Flowers Street), the main...
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...
Last night, I received a couple of text messages informing me of this. The report below says the scrapping of the Penang Outer Ring Road (Porr) and monorail projects is "likely to anger Penang". But to me, this must...
There has been a lot of talk about people boycotting the petrol pumps - you can see this being circulated via email. Only snag is how long can people sustain this? So it's time for pedal power! Hey, if Paris...
Oil price hike protest in Ipoh (Source: Unknown; forwarded via email) So Petronas and the Malaysian government says subsidies distort the market. Of course, the withdrawal of subsidies will encourage conservation of a scarce resource - which is a good...
A modern tram in Grenoble, France - Photo credit: Wikipedia (copyleft) The tram initiative is building up momentum. So far, 25 29 30 31 bloggers and websites have signed on to the campaign. Civil society activists have articulated their views too....
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...

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