Priceless treasure: Eerie, enchanting Pulau Jerejak

The ruins of dormitories and leper homes, old reservoirs and undergound chambers, places of worship, jail cells, even a courtroom add an eerie touch...

Before you buy a ‘sea-view’ property, think about rising sea levels

You would be forgiven for not knowing the results of a new study on how climate change is going to raise sea levels to...

Jesselton residents object to property development near Penang Turf Club

Over a hundred residents in the Jesselton area, and nearby areas such as Casa Grande, have objected to the proposed development around the Penang...

Jemputan ke tayangan filem alam laut Mission Blue

Hi semua, kami ingin menjemput anda semua ke tayangan filem Mission Blue, anjuran Kuasa bersama Aliran pada Sabtu, 25 Februari 2017 pada jam...

RUU355 rally and Bebas counter rally

This is the scene at Padang Merbok, where some 50,000 are attending a rally in support of Hadi's bill. Suasana terkini di Padang Merbok...

Higher density guideline will lead to more affordable homes? We’ve heard...

Deja vu... Back in 2012, when the maximum density was increased from 30 homes per acre to 87 per acre, we were told that...

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.