Another inexplicable phenomenon: Sungai Kelian in Tanjung Bungah suddenly turned white – not the usual Muddy Brown that follows rainfall (there is a construction site further inland). Now this could be promoted as an ideal site for white water rafting.
Or imagine frolicking in the foam…
A couple of years ago, we had a Red River in Tanjung Bungah.
Visitors to Tanjung Bungah can marvel at this amazing kaleidescope of colours in the rivers and streams there.
Bayan Lepas is not to be outdone, though. The Penang Kini Facebook page has put up photos of what it says is a waterfall in Bayan Lepas – once used for recreation – that has turned muddy.
Check out the awful photos here – and the unhappy comments below the photos.
One such photo is reproduced below:
All is not lost. This could be turned into a Jurassic Park, complete with robotic dinosaurs splashing around, for the discerning tourist.
These are some of the unintended but predictable effects of the development model the state is allowing where the environmental costs are borne by the people of Penang while profits are privatised.
Meanwhile, the Penang Island Local Plan remains Missing In Action (approved by the city council in 2008 but never put up for public display or gazetted).