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...
Before the general election, they told us that we would become a net importer of oil by 2011. Now, with the sharp oil price increase, they tell us we can remain a net exporter of oil until 2014-2015. You see,...
I was stuck in a massive jam after I went to pick up a friend from the Penang airport. No matter how hard I tried to avoid the petrol stations, it seemed like the whole of Penang was out...
So the figure has been revealed. Petronas' group profit before taxes, royalties, dividends and export duties amounted to RM570 billion for the period from its establishment in 1974 to 31 March 2007. If you include the figure for the period...
Traffic jam on the Second Penang Bridge in 2020? Toll $$$ for UEM In July 2007, the estimated cost of the second Penang bridge was RM2.7 billion. By October/November 2007, it had crept up to RM3 billion. By January 2008, it was...
This is an example of urban planning without a thought to pedestrians. It is a world in which cars reign supreme and pedestrians are just above cockroaches in the "food chain". It is a world in which pedestrians -...
The campaign to bring back the trams to Penang is picking up momentum as more bloggers join in the action. So far 22 bloggers have joined in the campaign. That's brilliant! Click here to see the full list. If you...
Malaysians are bent on building more infrastructure for cars and other private vehicles at a time when many other countries are looking for alternatives to private vehicle ownership as oil prices soar. Even in the United States, notorious for promoting...
Today, several Penang-based bloggers and websites simultaneously launched a "Penangites for Trams" campaign. We hope more bloggers and webmasters - especially all those who care for Penang - will join in the campaign by placing these graphics on their...
Is the cost of the second Penang bridge way too high? China yesterday inaugurated one of the longest sea bridges in the world - a six-lane 36km link (27km over sea) to connect Jiaxing city near Shanghai with Ningbo in...

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