A second recreational park, the Tanjung Bunga Coastal Park, is set to be officially opened in an area increasingly filled with high-rise condominium towers.
The soft launch of the park will be held on Saturday, 5 June near the Cove.
The first park is up on Pearl Hill while the Coastal Park will be at the illegal land reclamation site next to the Penang Swimming Club. Both these parks are the result of initiatives by members of the Tanjung Bunga Residents Association (since 2006) and the State Assembly member for Tanjung Bunga, Teh Yee Chiu (since 2008).
Good work! We need more such parks all over Penang and in other towns and cities.
The next phase would be to gazette public beaches as recreational beaches to prevent the closing up of beaches by hotels, condominiums and gated communities. Public support is needed for these activities.