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Fond memories: The infamous leaning arch of Penang Botanic Garden being knocked down in 2010.

Of late, there has been talk that the Penang Botanic Garden should follow in the footsteps of its Singapore counterpart and apply for Unesco world heritage status.

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Photograph: The Malaysian Insider

I think the problem is that the more expensive the masterplan that the consortium comes up with, the more PDP (project delivery fees) it will be able to charge at 6 per cent of project costs and the more land reclamation that will be required by the state for sale to developers.

Anyway, this statement has just been released by Penang-based NGOs. Check out their concerns below: