Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Penang assessment rate hike objections: The whittling-down exercise

Hearing sessions are taking place in Penang Island and mainland Penang to allow upset ratepayers to present their objections to the hefty assessment hikes from next year. One Penang Island city councillor said 50,000 written objections to the proposed hikes have...

Now, Moovit public transport app has Penang real-time bus info

Some good news for a change. The Moovit app, the number one app for public transport globally, has been around for quite some time but it finally has access to real-time information for buses in Penang. So now you will be...

How politicians fail to see the people’s silent suffering

Politicians mistakenly believe that ordinary people are impressed with the big things – mega-projects and big-ticket announcements. But often it is the little things that matter. Take, for instance, these four different episodes that show what ordinary people have to go...

Mount Erskine by-pass road: Shifting jams from one junction to another

This statement is by Penang Hill Watch. In the first place, how were all those high-density high-rise projects approved in the Halia area of Mount Erskine. While private firms reap the profits from these projects, who pays for this by-pass road and...

Amazing wonder – extraordinary high-rise waterfall in Komtar!

If waterfalls can swamp the higher floors of Komtar, right in front of their noses ... ... you have to wonder how they are going to manage an elevated light rail system and precarious highways and tunnels up on steep hill slopes...

Five reasons why the Mount Erskine underpass is not the best option

This Consumers Association of Penang statement is in response to the Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow’s claim that the Mount Erskine underpass is the best option to solve traffic woes as reported in the Star, 8 November 2019. We offer five reasons...