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...
Today, I just want to thank God for confounding the proponents of the mega transport projects in Penang and delaying them (just like he confounded those pushing for the PGCC project). The bridge partners are now arguing about cost...
Let's face it. An underground rail system would be too expensive for Penang and, with 700,000 people on the island, it is doubtful if Penang has the passenger loads to justify such a heavy investment. They say a subway...
Greetings from Milan! I am here presenting a paper at a conference. Walking around the city, I must say I have been impressed with Milan's excellent network of underground trains, trams (old and modern), buses and taxies - though locals...
The other day I was passing by Penang Road and I noticed some major road excavation work in progress. I looked more closely - and there it was: preserved like an elongated time capsule under the surface of the...

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