Blogger Power drives Penangites for Trams Campaign


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 are a blogger and you want to join in the campaign, just add one of the campaign icons to your blog and leave a comment here, and you will be added to the list.

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  1. am borned and bred in Pg…
    had always talked to my friends 5 -10 years ago that
    the tram system is the only way to ease traffic congestion and unruly driving by others buses and cars…
    they just chuck along in line,…
    and on time…and cleaner…(electric)
    Just put them back…
    San Francisco style…

  2. Anil, I am not a penangite but I love visiting Penang. It would have been much better if the traffic is not so congested.

    I applaud your moves and effort in trying to bring back the tram to the island. Just a thought, it may not be a bad idea to organise a walk to raise the public and state government awareness on this subject?

  3. Thanks for the tip, N4M. I have changed it to a combination of date and name-based as you suggested.


  4. By default, WordPress names its URL with a dynamically generated sequential number. The number is placed after the domain name and looks something like

    To Google, this doesn’t mean anything. Google will have to spider your content to figure out what the article is about.

    Contrast this with, which is your old URL.

    With this SEO friendly URL, Google can figure out immediately what the article is about. You will have a much better chance of showing up in the search engine results page by using a SEO friendly URL (which is more meaningful) than a dynamic one.

    To turn on SEO friendly URL, go to Options in your WordPress control panel and choose Permalinks.

    From there you have four choices for displaying your URL: Default, Date and name based, Numeric, and Custom.

    You will want to use Date and name based or custom because they are the most search engine friendly.

    I would like to suggest you to use the Custom setting for your URLs, if you want to – it shows your domain name followed by the post name.

    The Custom structure to do it will be like this /%postname%/

    Enjoy it!

    With respect,

  5. Hi, Anil,

    You have changed your page layout. It looks better now. I like this appearance.

    And I noticed you have added in ads. It is really easier for us to find the related topics that we want. Thanks for sharing your information.

    With respect,

  6. Anil,

    I thought you are giving up on the idea. Also noticed that you have removed the older photo. Unknowingly, I had also removed it before I noticed yours.

    What about trolley buses? I think this is more practical and more viable, without having to lay new tracks which are quite dangerous for the many motor-bikes in Penang.


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