Now, it’s Balik Pulau…

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Nowhere is spared in Penang from the ever-encroaching concrete jungle.

What else do you expect when the draft Penang Island Local Plan has been “missing in action” since 2008 under all sorts of pretexts. This has given developers and politicians a free hand – and in the process created haphazard development.

Now we hear that rustic haven of Balik Pulau, once an idyllic getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, is succumbing… to a 90-acre “integrated development” project – you know, commercial blocks, bungalows, terrace houses, condos and a couple of low-cost blocks

Apparently, the plans are at the federal level.

First comes the road: A road that few people want.

Many are still in the dark about what is to follow:First a road, now a township…

There is also the question of building on former swampy mangrove land, which could have mud and clay up to 25 metres beneath. You might get that sinking feeling after some time… And look out for the nitrate and ammonium pollution from the nearby fish and shrimp farms.

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hehe….it seems that these so called “civil” group want Balik Pulau to remain as ulu as possible , deprive them of new access road and daily convenience, so that they can enjoy their ” rustic haven” in their crave for getaway when they feel like it….not unlike those western tourist who forever want Asia to be exotic, cheap and broken…

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If you think the West is all about concrete and so called “high-end condos”, you are living in another planet. They are reknowed for planned development. Our CAT government has the build “how you like” style, very x100 sad…

Shriek
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OK you want pg gomen to follow Yankees and like Las Vegas, new york and build a wall south of the border?

Wei
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Wei

mmm….still waiting for you to name the high end condos built by the state government…..hehe

IT.Scheiss
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IT.Scheiss

A bit off topic here but check out this event, Anil. https://www.facebook.com/events/362924357881647/ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdr_8OFXHzVe4RsO6aOfiKWVHvbGkQhcRQ5GoEtx3xNxnMQzQ/viewform Unfortunately, for you, it’s in Kuala Lumpur. Rather interestingly, one of the speakers, a PSM KL/PJ Environmental Bureau commitee member, has come out strongly in favour of nuclear power over more sustainable, renewable and safer alternatives such as solar and wind. https://hashtagliberasi.org/2018/09/30/in-defence-of-nuclear-energy/ https://hashtagliberasi.org/2018/10/18/managing-nuclear-waste/ And strongly in favour of the Lynas management versus Yeo Bin Yin https://hashtagliberasi.org/2018/12/14/my-reply-to-yeo-bee-yins-reply-to-lynas/ https://hashtagliberasi.org/2018/12/16/my-reply-to-yb-wong-tack/ Dunno where the other PSM speaker Sharan Raj’s will stand on nuclear power, since PSM is officially opposed to Lynas and to nuclear power, for now at least. In 2008,… Read more »

Shriek
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Tung land, milk tea and ma jiji will oppose all developments. You lead all the way. You move your resident from the border, and to subang and now next to the nuclear plant? Will you be willing to move next door? You trust those operating the plant? Semua pun boleh Dan boleh cincai?

Song
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Song

Better news for BALIK PULAU:

For 10 sen, one can savour a warm plate of briyani rice or tomato rice at an eatery in Jalan Pondok Upeh here.

Comparatively, a plate of plain briyani usually costs RM3, tomato rice (RM2) and white rice (RM1.50) at regular nasi kandar outlets.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/02/26/penang-cafe-offers-briyani-for-10-sen-owner-customers-can-have-a-meal-of-rice-dishes-and-drink-for-l/#eRMybu8m8dikzSDF.99

Don Anamalai
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Don Anamalai

This 10 sen operator Has put to shame those profit-driven mamak Nasi Kandar in Penang charging high price.

Ma jiji
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Ma jiji

For god sake, stop all the developments !

Shriek
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If stop all development how can tung land enjoy blogging in his condo build cheaply and comfortably by the developer? He complain he can’t afford to buy houses in heritage area. He can afford to buy Condo as the developer built them chip chip. Tung land is happy or not? Still not happy he gets a house cheaper and more comfortable than heritage house. Still accuse me of spinning when developer build houses cheaper than those in heritage areas? Why tung land don’t blame heritage house owners are like developers demanding more and pg gomen are orso friends of heritage… Read more »

Song
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Song

International Strategy Institute (ISI):
“Young Malaysians should focus on careers based on the Internet of Things (IoT) instead of traditional professions in accounting, law and engineering as these professions will “inevitably be taken over by artificial intelligence”.

https://malaysia.yahoo.com/news/internet-things-spells-end-accountants-113728284.html

40% of all existing jobs today are predicted to be wiped out within 15 years from now.

Don Anamalai
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Don Anamalai

I think bloggers like Anil will still prevail regardless of internet of things so long as he stays relevant and impartial in his postings on current issues!

IT.Scheiss
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IT.Scheiss

You should check out this International Strategy Institute based in Kg. Kerinchi (formerly known as “Bangsar South”) and decide how seriously you can take them.

VISION AND MISSION
https://istrategy.global/about/vision-and-mission

KEY STRATEGIC THRUSTS
https://istrategy.global/about/key-strategic-thrusts-2

KEY STRATEGIC THRUSTS
https://istrategy.global/about/key-strategic-thrusts-2

MANAGEMENT TEAM
https://istrategy.global/about/management-team

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
https://istrategy.global/about/international-advisory-board

It organises summits and forums
https://istrategy.global/upcoming-programmes-2/past-programmes

Like RM500 registration fees.
https://istrategy.global/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/PIBIS-Brochure-290119-full-1.pdf

Contd /-

Song
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Song

Better be a hawker.

Restoran Hawker Chan (the cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the world) is now in Ipoh:
https://my.openrice.com/en/perak/r-hawker-chan-restaurant-ipoh-town-chinese-r650598

RM6.80 chicken rice.

Black Mage
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Black Mage
Song
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Song

The Famous Michelin-Starred Chicken Rice From S’pore is Opening in Ipoh on 16 March! Time to visit Ipoh!

https://www.worldofbuzz.com/this-famous-michelin-starred-chicken-rice-from-spore-is-opening-in-ipoh-on-16-march/

Xiang Long
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Xiang Long

This will bring tourists to Ipoh.

Song
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Song

To commemorate Singapore’s bicentennial year, some of Singapore’s well-known hawkers are dishing up their specialities in London. Hawker Chan and some of the rising stars of Singapore’s street food scene are showcasing the country’s heritage and street food culture.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/singapore-s-hawkers-showcase-the-best-in-london-video-11322490

Tourism Malaysia under PH should promote our local hawker food overseas.

Xiang Long
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Xiang Long

According to a recent survey as reporyed on Orientsl Press, only 21% of Penang hawkers have succesion plan as their children refuse to take over the business.

Vanishing trade/taste of Penang street food?

Shriek
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Why tung land and pg forum don’t make noise at peng kias if one ton mee disappear due to no succession? Blame gomen again? Tung land better spend time on preserving heritage food than making din here.

Hasnul
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Hasnul

What is your point?

Shriek
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Draft outing is easy but doing to follow the draft is difficult. In the end, the religion and race comes first and second as exploited by dummo. Bangsa Malaysia is bottom in the list.

IT.Scheiss
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IT.Scheiss

– / Contd Engineering is the application of different sciences to design buildings, bridges, dams, structures, power plants, aircraft, trains, buses, cars, ships, industrial equipment, industrial plants, chemical processing plants, electrical and electronic equipment, electrical and electronic appliances and so forth, many of which have their respective nuances relevant to real-world conditions and circumstances, which require human investigation on the ground to arrive at suitable designs. Would you fly in an airplane, cross a bridge, ride in a high-speed train, live or work in a high-rise building, buy a car and so forth which are completely designed by artificial intelligence… Read more »

Shriek
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This is what happen under dummo getting spm grade 3 only qualified to be teachers. Dummo pay peanuts and we get malau.

Ma jiji
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Ma jiji

It’s a project bulldoze over by the federal govt ?