CNN gives nine reasons to visit Penang – but notice something…

No mention of theme parks, shoppping malls, sky walks, cable cars, 18-hole golf resorts - some of the things that the state government believes...

Strange ‘rocks’ surface at Tanjung Bungah beach

Strange malleable rocks surfaced at Tanjung Bungah beach a couple of weeks ago.  These videos were taken by a concerned visitor, Andrea Briglia, on...

Say NO to making Penang a federal territory

The suggestion by a federal minister that Penang should become a federal territory is ludicrous... or, as constitutional expert Gurdial Singh puts it, "preposterous" and...

Look what’s happening in and around the Penang Turf Club

More cutting of hill slopes... above photo taken yesterday. And do you know what else is happening over at the Turf Club? Penangites saved...

Penang Forum discusses its Penang Hills Watch Report 2016 with state...

The Penang Hills Watch (PHW) initiative of Penang Forum (PF) has submitted its maiden report on hill-clearing cases in Penang to the state government....

Felda heartland awakens…

Umno has something to think about - and it is not yet even the election campaign. This was the scene in the Jerantut and...

Fuel prices up again…

Not a great start to the new year as RON95 goes up 20 sen... despite a slightly stronger ringgit and somewhat steady global oil...

Imagine – an RM8bn six-lane highway ‘flying over’ Penang Hill railway!

One of the reasons why I am against the SRS proposals for Penang transport infrastructure is the literally over-the-top plan for an RM8bn 19.5km...

Pulau Jerejak’s hidden heritage featured on History Channel

Few people realise that Pulau Jerejak has a hidden heritage so haunting that it was once featured in the History Channel. Most of the...

Why is Penang forecasting a higher population in 2030 than the...

Ah, population. Much of our development planning for housing and mobility including transport infrastructure hinges on what we expect our future population to be. If...

How will China’s clamps on fund outflows affect demand for homes...

China is reportedly clamping down on underground banks through which its citizens are sending money to buy homes abroad in places like Australia, creating...

What is going on at Pulau Jerejak?

Something is afoot at Pulau Jerejak. The local government must explain what is going on. Has any development plan been approved? If not, who...

RM46bn SRS transport proposal put on 1-month display – during working...

Two sets of the RM46bn SRS Consortium transport proposal have been put up on public display at Dewan Sri Pinang in George Town for...

Fisherfolk’s protest against land reclamation in Penang (video)

This video of their protest off the coast of Tanjung Tokong yesterday was produced by independent film-maker Andrew Han.

Fisherfolk stage protest at sea against Penang land reclamation

A flotilla of about 150 fishing boats with about 500 on board has converged off the coast of Tanjung Tokong to protest against the...

Trouble in paradise as land reclamation sparks protests in Bali –...

It looks as if the lure of profits has crept into the paradise of Bali. In south Bali, a developer wants to reclaim 1,730...

Back to the earth: Penang’s green pearl in Relau

Not many Penangites are aware of a lovely green haven in southern Penang that lies in sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of...

Penang Structure Plan review: Yes to more public participation

I attended the 8 December briefing on the review of the Penang Structure Plan at Komtar, and it was immediately apparent that there are...

Faiz Subri clinches Fifa’s Puskas award for goal of the year

Mohd Faiz Subri from Penang has clinched the Puskas award for best goal of the year last night. The swerving wonder goal was scored...

Anwar receives rousing Reformasi reception outside court in Penang

Hundreds gatherered outside the High Court in Penang on Monday morning to give Anwar a Reformai welcome in Penang. As you can see, Anwar...