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.

READ MORE:  Penang land reclamation: Where is the sand coming from?
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Wei
Wei
26 Feb 2019 9.52pm

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…

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
27 Feb 2019 11.24am
Reply to  Wei

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
1 Mar 2019 10.07am
Reply to  Milk Tea

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

Wei
Wei
2 Mar 2019 12.32pm
Reply to  Milk Tea

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

IT.Scheiss
IT.Scheiss
1 Mar 2019 4.01am

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
1 Mar 2019 8.21pm
Reply to  IT.Scheiss

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
Song
28 Feb 2019 9.57am

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
Don Anamalai
1 Mar 2019 4.28pm
Reply to  Song

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

Ma jiji
Ma jiji
28 Feb 2019 8.01am

For god sake, stop all the developments !

Shriek
4 Mar 2019 10.22am
Reply to  Ma jiji

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
Song
27 Feb 2019 10.25am

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
Don Anamalai
27 Feb 2019 6.21pm
Reply to  Song

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
IT.Scheiss
1 Mar 2019 2.55am
Reply to  Song

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
Song
1 Mar 2019 1.41pm
Reply to  IT.Scheiss

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
Black Mage
2 Mar 2019 11.09am
Reply to  Song
Song
Song
2 Mar 2019 3.28pm
Reply to  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
Xiang Long
3 Mar 2019 1.01pm
Reply to  Song

This will bring tourists to Ipoh.

Song
Song
8 Mar 2019 9.02am
Reply to  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
Xiang Long
3 Mar 2019 1.01pm
Reply to  Song

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
5 Mar 2019 10.02am
Reply to  Xiang Long

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
Hasnul
1 Mar 2019 2.21pm
Reply to  IT.Scheiss

What is your point?

Shriek
2 Mar 2019 8.12pm
Reply to  IT.Scheiss

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
IT.Scheiss
1 Mar 2019 3.05am
Reply to  Song

– / 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
1 Mar 2019 8.13pm
Reply to  IT.Scheiss

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

Ma jiji
Ma jiji
26 Feb 2019 3.34pm

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

tunglang
tunglang
27 Feb 2019 6.42am
Reply to  Anil Netto

The shifting of blame game has commenced.
Does Federal gomen have the power to build roads anywhere without state approval? Like that tilting & dangerous arch @ Botanic Gardens (demolished after public outcry) erected without prior public scrutiny.

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
27 Feb 2019 11.26am
Reply to  tunglang

Lol…federal also PH…we are going downhill…Tunglang, save Penang please. My hope is on you!

tunglang
tunglang
27 Feb 2019 9.40pm
Reply to  Milk Tea

Hope is on economic-sound minded & development-responsible & environmental conscious Penangites without the he-he-he mentality of reckless thinking & shrieking insanity for all things slippery development ala HK + SingLand. Learn from the Scandinavian nations how they develop talents for world brands like Nokia, Ikea, H&M, Secret Gardens (duo), etc that bring in massive foreign exchange without the insanity of tall buildings & frenzied sea reclamation (to justify creating business opportunities?) while enjoying pristine nature. See how they despite less than 12 months of sunshine can harness sunshine & sea winds for renewal energy without the need of dams. PH… Read more »

Shriek
1 Mar 2019 10.13am
Reply to  tunglang

First must pay taxes like them? Sure cannot, look for chip one ton mee. Every wants chip if not free lunch like milk tea.

Shriek
28 Feb 2019 6.49pm
Reply to  Milk Tea

Tung land, kau beh kau bu louder. Lim more kopi o kau2, or you can yam sing with vodka. Pg not going downhill but uphill to 250ft level

Wei
Wei
2 Mar 2019 12.35pm
Reply to  Milk Tea

asking someone who abandon his heritage house and go living in comfortable condo comes with swimming pool and gym and garden to save Penang is not very clever..i am afraid…hehe

Shriek
1 Mar 2019 10.10am
Reply to  tunglang

Don’t talk like very highly qualified. You never hear of federal and state roads? How tung land drive his 4wds? Must be kopi o kau2 qualification and driver licence

Milk Tea
Milk Tea
1 Mar 2019 11.13pm
Reply to  Shriek

Shrieking nonsense…

Shriek
3 Mar 2019 9.51am
Reply to  Milk Tea

You have been milk like baby? Unable to correct me and instead you are spinning nonsense. You do not know there are state and federal roads. If you don’t take plus highway, you take the federal road to Thailand or singland.

tunglang
tunglang
3 Mar 2019 1.39pm
Reply to  Milk Tea

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Shriek
4 Mar 2019 8.43pm
Reply to  tunglang

Tung land speechless over facts presented. Cannot answer?

Shriek
5 Mar 2019 5.20pm
Reply to  tunglang

Small boy and first time happen in this blog.

Shriek
5 Mar 2019 5.19pm
Reply to  Milk Tea

Everyone can see tung land’ s nonsense