The irony of ironies. Fresh after its ‘Crying hills’ front-page splash just over a week ago, The Star today front-pages its Property Fair at Gurney Plaza, with a couple of reports inside of visitors to the fair raving about proposed projects in Penang.
Among the property developers and projects mentioned in its report on Pages 4 and 5 promoting the property fair:
- Ivory Properties – The Latitude residential project in Mount Erskine
(The Ivory website says: “Perched 500 feet above sea level, its elevated facilities level allows residents to enjoy the stunning cityscape of Penang.” )
- BSG Property – Raffles Tower condos in Bukit Gambir along Yeap Chor Ee Road
- Plenitude Heights
I think it’s being hypocritical when one week, The Star highlights the destruction of hill-slopes. And then the following week, it cosies up to the developers with a giant fair to showcase their wares.
Does the Star Property Fair include developers who build on and degrade hill-slopes? You tell me.
Split personality? That’s the corporate media for you.