Seven trees felled near Penang Turf Club


Seven mature trees have been inexplicably cut down in the last two weeks on Jesselton Road and Brook Road n Penang Island.

One possible reason is that the trees were cut down to make way for drains, one of the residents surmised. If that is the case, surely the good folk at MBPP can put on their thinking caps and come up with a way to construct the drains without having to sacrifice these majestic trees.

In the picture above, the raintree standing is actually one that had been relocated from a property development project site to the road verge.

If you look closely, you can see a lagerstroemia tree horizontal on the ground behind the AWAS sign.

Sad to see such beautiful trees vanishing just like that.

MBPP, please clarify, why did those tree have to go?

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  1. The residents there possibly want the trees cut for safety reasons due to frequent thunderstorm that could uproot the trees?

    Anyway, the Penang government has asked Housing, Wellbeing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan to take responsibility and quit his post for failing to control the price of housing. Penang housing exco Jagdeep Singh Deo today made the call, following reports by the Khazanah Research Institute that the price of housing in Malaysia had become “unaffordable”.

  2. Gelakan’s days are in last century when people are on bull… carts, bicycles and kapcai were kings of the road. Now highways and super highways and 2 wheelers and on slow speed are barred.

  3. Another INCOMPETENCY Dap Cat govt. During BN Gerakan period trees were never cut unless it pose a danger. Go Macalister Road near the Loh Guan Lye hospital, 4-6 trees have been chopped off. That stretch of road was one.of the shadiest still standing but now one third is no more shade and brizzling hot


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