No, you aren’t imagining it; it really is getting HOTTER in Penang

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As World Environment Day draws to a close, here is some food for thought. The graph speaks for itself. (Does climate change ring a bell?)

temperature in Bayan Lepas
Source: Meteorological Department/Penang State of the Environment Scorecard

Another reason to protect our hills and green spaces from the onslaught of the concrete jungle.

Another reason to say NO to the degradation of the hills of Penang and to curb emissions.

Another reason to call for drastic improvements to public transport in Penang instead of more highways. Another reason for more buses and fewer cars.

For some relevant reading, take a look at this piece sent in by blog visitor miami_islove: Climate change threatens the wild beauty of small islands.

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Miguel

Air conditioned shopping mall is a relief for many to escape the heat!

darren

True. Not many can have air cond luxury at home.

nick

Why everyone talking about Bukit Relau only. There’s far more hills and greenaries are being robbed in Penang everyday. I’ve mentioned this few times.Come to Relau,Paya terubong. I live here so I know what I’m talking about. Complaint to MPPP,reply thru email and sms,” Surat akan dihantar kepada pemaju supaya mematuhi peraturan MPPP”.Now who’s handling MPPP?Noise,air and water pollution is common in Penang nowdays. I’ve never seen road to Relau after the PISA(SPICE) stadium flood before. Now after the development it floods once slight down pour.Who approved this project?My guess no proper study has been made. If yes then why… Read more »

tunglang

We need more of such feedbacks / witnesses to rampant destruction of our environment by frenzied development without brakes which we expect some action taken by authorities concerned & given the responsibility to watch over.
The Paya Terubong Hill is still botak for 4 years with not a single house built. 3 years of erosion, dust pollution & added to the heat wave.
CAT is still sleeping?
We should question without fear or favour, much less unwarranted worshipping.

darren

Is there an untouchable mafia in Penang?

Yang

Penang has over 1.5 million lang and this lang want to get the opinion of 10 Penang lang and then treat it as the opinion of the majorities of 1.5 million Penang lang. What a real joke

10Mulut Tak Cukup

Real joker doing Merdeka Survey 10Mulut on behalf of big fat CAT from SP long distance.

kee

Ok tunglang, in that case, i shall talk to 10 penang lang.

tunglang

Why not talk to 7 Dwarfs + Snow White Cat to get a nice ringing in the ears?
Better still inside the bing chui of 1st class MercS300Lansi to catch word for word without the distracting irritation of not-nice-to-the-cat-ears comments in anilnetto.com.

Too bad, Jelutong Tiger is no more around to get a better & fairer picture.

bowen

Better find out the root cause of unhappiness that makes you so sore about life, instead of continuously harping on external factors. Already bin chui is an issue when one is flaunting his expensive toys not associated with typical average Penangites, like Nikon Df SLR and 4WD, while contradicting his self-proclaimed no frills lifestyle of old Penang with no consideration for hygiene factors.

Self Improvement Guru

Even a photographer like tunglang has to make a living with pro tools, what that has got to do with your version of bincui?
A least he invested in himself to earn an income and not waste on bincui lifestyle like designer toilet bowens, oops bowl.

tunglang

bowen, are most NGOs who speak against gomen unhappy to the point of sores? Talking about socio-economic issues can make one deeply unhappy? Then all the pastors must be an unhappy lot! Or all the opposition in Penang must be unhappy & depressed the root cause of which is CAT. Then to be medically healthy & happy, don’t talk about CAT-related issues & better still close both eyes, right? BTW, my personal choice of pursuits are not for your unqualified ill-concern to rebuke. Photography has been my hobby for decades, so is 4WD for outdoor recreation & rescue. With your… Read more »

Yang

Tunglang is speaking the FACT & the TRUTH and the REALITY of Penang under the CAT

Yang

Anil : Previously we were made to believe that cronyism, untransparency, corruption, unethical method are the mainstay of BN and UMNO. As we look back, we should know that PR are also made of the same stuff. Anyway how does one really define cronyism when a state or country really need such rich people for our development. PR the CAT in Penang and Khalid in Selangor is doing exactly what BN is doing. The fact is that BN did rescue us from the worst of bus transportation as bus company starting giving up their operation due to higher cost of… Read more »

cwf

You are a real crony. When bn build highways involving clearing lands and displacibg people you praise them when the party did the same as the land is getting more scarce you condemn them.

Yang

BN developed the land at current value for the benefits of the people and state. The CAT hijacked it at 1300 psf for an unseen development that further hijack other land price to spiral up for the benefits of its crony developers

Don Anamalai

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tunglang

TheStar: Homeless people continue to mushroom. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/06/09/Homeless-people-continue-to-mushroom/ This is KL, a dream cosmopolitan city with all the blinds-blings, as seen-from-the-outside envied & coveted development for the rich & famous & infamous. BUT it seems the US Homeless Social Trend is happening in our homeland of Asian values & family bonds, unbelievable in a Malaysian capital of bing chui global interaction & international public relations. The same will eventually happen here in Penang, mark my words closely. It used to be Indians homeless people in George Town’s goh kaki (5-foot way) & temples, but the not too distant future will see… Read more »

henson

i am quite sympathetic with the likes of tunglang who now have hard times coping with higher cost of livings despite being a professional marketing guy.

may be we can call this “tunglang syndome” among many of us whose lepak “near retiring age” dreams being shattered by rapid urbanisation and start blame games …… very sorry situation 🙁

we learnt from them and better don’t over indulge in lifestyle spendings and able to save up to cushion future economic impact.

Don Anamalai

Basic shelter (i.e. a home) is a basic heed in the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
Unfortunately most of the young people today do not start saving to buy a house because they could live in heir parents’ home and spend their money on latest electronic gadgets. Surely the rise in consumerism and shopping malls have tempted these people to splurge on luxury items, leaving no savings to buy a home.

henson

PCM’s Huan Cheng Guan may not lose his deposit should he be able to articulate the plight of those with “tunglang syndrome” effectively to the people who are fed up with urbanisation that deprive them of …………..

tunglang

henson, you have no real excruciating need to sympathise based on mere cat speculation like a ‘caring’ crocodile with ever-flowing tears. Gone are the days of the rat race for me & I am realistic to choose what’s best for me – living in simplicity & downshift to a sustainable lifestyle to enjoy simple things everyday.
Why be covetous copyCat keeping up with Cosmopolitan Jonese & suffering a lifetime of false bing chui?
Anyway, my 1 cent thanks to tearing for me while I fiddle with my Nikon Df mounted nicely on Manfrotto MT055CXPRO.

cwf

Tumglang, you travel as a tourist and to taste locak delicacies. What you knpw about Shenzhen? Shopping malls. You miss out other essential observations. If penang people are going to sleep in 5 foot way, kl is paradise with bn appointed mayor and bn federal minister. There are more people now on foot way and along klang river. Mind you the budget is much more than whole of penang many times over. The poor are not helped by the federal government but voluntary organisations. with the gst which is a consumption tax will bn government distribute the tax fairly.

tunglang

cwf. Have you been to Shenzhen (I wonder)? Have you seen the have nots in the midst of all the blings-blings of happy-indulging consumerism? Have you taken the time to walk the wonderful slippery cosmo streets to witness up close the realities of hardship life – people cycling gingerly balancing with 8ft tall piled up cardboard boxes weighing 50kg to recycle centres on windy days, old frail ladies stripping thrown away electric wires to recycle copper at street corners, young Yunan toddlers begging for coins, mini bicycles carrying tired pedestrians as alternative short route transportation, over worked illiterate workers treated… Read more »

cwf

tunglang. I used to go in out of Shenzhen for a day or forced to stay overnight. What you say is everyone see in the common photos. I have friends from gansu, near mongolia and to return to their hometown takes about 2 days. There are many young people because the city is all migrants unlike you wanting to be umno like bumi in penang. There are few elderly people. The young ones come to shenzhen, because there are more progress and opportunies. You are just driving young penang people away just to have your kopi o. Look at the… Read more »

tunglang

cwf, why not take some time to understand a bit more of what I wrote since 2009 instead of accusing blindly I am against the young & foreign / progress. I wrote for appreciation of our Asian cultures (esp food culture), heritage & environment which are in danger of being diluted by global superficial onslaughts & uncontrolled development some of which are fleeting & hold no perpetual values & may enslave us for a lifetime. Spending quite a number of years on strategic planning for local tourism campaigns & getting feedbacks from tourists helped in some ways to mould my… Read more »

Don Anamalai

tunglang,

In the spirit of freedom of speech, we value your comment.
Good to see that you have acknowledged that you ‘may have offended with human words’. Awareness is a good start, before one could attempt to consciously rehabilitate.
Else the temperature will continue to rise.

cwf

Tunglang, aussie claim to be multiculture because there are varities of food found. But habits die hard, there stiil stereo types. Chinese resturants, take away, laundry, small business, Indians in the civil service, middle easterners in night clubs. It is just like Malaysia when it began

tunglang

I kinda like ‘Or See’ Melbourne seen from ad marketing pictures, a place well managed & town-planning designed with a balance between Nature & concrete structures. And a more tolerant Aussie towards immigrants as told by my childhood friend. There the work culture is time-managed to the minutes, too bad if one has a last minute shopping past 5pm(?). And every little service like plumbing or car servicing cost money timed by a ‘stopwatch’ service mentality. People have more time for recreation & family / friend togetherness. My childhood friend, now an ‘Or See’ told me the restaurant Hock Kien… Read more »

kee

Dear tunglang, i kind of agree with young cwf… I intend to talk to 10 people about how they see penang after 308. So, i did talk to a couple few days ago from sg petani and both husband and wife said they love pg now. They said penang looks very different now esp at the heritage areas and they are agreeable with one way traffic in pulau tikus. They also said pg people are lucky to have dap to manage the state. I also asked about the tunnel, to be continued, very sleepy now. Ps I love sp food,… Read more »

tunglang

Seeing from an outsider (out of state) point of view is misleading, much less a reality experience.
Why not ask the boh bing chui Penangites?
Feel good factor is not a reliable gauge but fleeting self-serving inclination.

kee

Cwf, you are young and progressive…

Please pardon the rest of us, we are going to expire soon…

Our favourite pastime is groan and whine and in between sob sob sob…

tunglang

kee, pls remember that many of those who are going to expire are still making a living working hard to make ends meet. Unlike your lucky lifestyle far away from Penang island (in Sg Petani?). People are cheated by a party voted in based on trust of a social-caring + equitable manifesto that spelled a liveable Penang for all irrespective of creed or status (which means for the poor, middle class, rich & wealthy). And Cleaner, Greener Penang is an absolute failure nice to look at on billboards but not is not believable in the hearts & minds of Penangites.… Read more »

Lapala

tunglang
appear to me you seldom venture out of island other than “blow-piping” at Belum forest.
Penang island over-rated hence street food prices now on par with fast food’s.
Sunfgai Petani is a heaven for us. If you come by, we appreciate you don’t HEBOH too much because we still want to keep low profile with little publicity for food prices to remain affordable.

cwf

Tunglang still wanted to drive his 4 wheel drive when 2 wheel drive is less polluting and reduce congestion then a tunnel may not be required. Again hr wanted penang to remain playground for retirees when children and grandchildren has to venture out when there are no opportunties. Melbourne can have some tallest bldgs yet it is the world’s most liveable city. See how much gerakan bn federal gives allocation to the state.government more so using gst as the yardstick. You are just interested in low cheap housing. Cheap land had all gone and developed like in kl. But if… Read more »

tunglang

ApaLapala. I have gone to Shenzhen, HK, SingLand, Thailand. Shenzhen is far far ahead of even KL. Seen the most updated shopping complexes there. Yet Shenzhen has the old & new melded into a contrasting lifestyle potpourri of the haves & have nots. Been to the almost untouched rainforest of Hutan Belantara Malaya & close call with wild faunas (rare rhinoceros in Gua Musang, langsuir in Kelantan). So I have experienced the 2 extreme contrast of cosmopolitan bing chui & wild Nature. Thought about balanced between sustainable, manageable development & socio-economic progress & wealth distribution for all. Q: Why merely… Read more »

Don Anamalai

If you truly respect nature and the pristine forest, never drive your noisy 4WD there to disturb the peace (and the spirits!) and deposit your carbon footprint with your CO & CO2 emission. The ‘residents’ there would not welcome such intrusion.

4WD Kaki@CameronHighland

Don Anamalai. Have you gone to hutan. Or you only hike Pearl Hill?
Mainland hutan different from Pg. Access is difficult, 4WD is a necessity.
Be practical instead of blanket shooting on all 4WD kakis.
Go to Cameron Highland to see & sweat on elephant mudholes for yourself.

Don Anamalai

4WD paved the track for illegal logging and hunting in the forest.
Do not be penceroboh!

Yang

In life we cannot afford to groan and whine even as we aged. We must fight on for the sake of our selves and next generation. We cannot let any CAT or Tiger to destroy us of our future and livelihood. We really need one and many Wu Song.

Yang

How did cheap land become long gone and expensive. Simple arithmetic.

The CAT hijack our land for a yet to be seen tunnel at RM1,300 per sq ft when the current price is only about RM200+ psf with the most expensive areas at RM600.00 at psf

Ananars

Instead of 4 wheel we are encourage to ride 2 wheel while the CAT encourage us to live in pigeon hole apartment.

tunglang

Don Anamalai. You know nothing about 4WD tracks & how they came about. Actually, the forest timber industry of early years created access into the formidable rainforest using heavy tank-like bulldozers to cut out trails for initial timber tree recee purpose, not by tin-can 4-5ft wide 4WDs as perceived unrealistically in your imaginative mind. These trail openings were later widened to facilitate access by 12 wheeler trucks to transport tons of raw timber out of the rainforest. After a few decades of lumbering, these trails were abandoned to recover by Nature’s rejuvenation process. 4WD vehicles use these tracks for access… Read more »

bowen

Visiting foreign countries as a packaged tourists of a week sightseeing cannot qualify one as an expert on the living conditions of those countries. This is apparent in the shallow understanding of foreign countries as expressed by a certain reader here.

cwf

Tunglang you have your 4 wheel drive driving on the back of the balak. You pretend to be drunk with your kopi o and keep silence when they are busy making money with the jungle trackd cutting down thousand years old virgin jungle. Now you hurray that the balak people has cut a path for your 4 wheel drive. Tgif.

tunglang

Another natural joker spinning about balak & smearing campaign. Before the use of plastics or recycled materials, wood was the main component for construction, printing, paper & packaging. Balak trails were there in the early 1900s till the Green Peace preaching era of the 60s. To say 4WD is as culpable to destroying the rainforest is like fantasising timber companies clearing trails since the early 1900s preparing for 4WDs in the 1950s! Such progressive mind that can think+blame backward!!! Also, can keep quiet when developers 4WD go zipping around cleared hills to recee for fungshui site suitable for richie bungalows.… Read more »

cwf

Building tunnels do not need to cut trees display people. Why call sinkapore? They sink underground to store waste to keep the smell away. They keep bombs and ammunition underground less risk to the society. Go and learn. They are many progressive penang kia overseas.

Ananars

A good one. Building tunnel do not need to cut trees because trees have already been displaced for most of Gurney areas or there are no trees at all in and around Bertam. What about undersea sea green and environmental damage caused. Really a joke

tunglang

Ananars, we have a natural joker who thinks he’s qualified & ‘understood-ed’ the science of underground waste which in actual fact creates methane gas dangerously explosive at the scratch of a Cat’s claw when in anger at all the comments in anilnetto.com!!!
Cheers Kopi-O kau kau for your parting shot.

cwf

Tunglang has got himself mabuk with kopi o if he said I am a natural joker. Malaysia enginneer professional institute invites singspore to give a talk about tunnel and underground space. There is a demand and has more uses for tunnel and underground space. Even in Sydney, the authority prefers a dive in to cut noise pollution and hk tuck the sewerage plant inside the tunnels or underground space to reduce smell and free more land for houses.

tunglang

As I have said, & I forewarn – Penang Island will be the first state to ‘explode’ when an angry CAT claws with all the methane gas escaping from under Komtar Tower!!!
Then it’s time to play the blame game once again.
Note: beer & kopi-o drinkers. Don’t joke with a natural joker in a pub or in anilnetto.com
Btw, Cosmopolitan Penang Frenzied loves to hide all things boh bing chui underground which I dread it may applies to us humans, dead or alive!!!

charleskiwi

cwf,

If you can find enough of land to build the tunnel, you shouldn’t have any difficulty finding enough land to build not only one dissemination or even enough land to build two pus a power plant to run the plant.
To paraphrase, what else can you do, without water and don’t wait to build a toilet or even dig a hole when you are in an urgent hurry to answer the call of nature. Do so while you can !

tunglang

If there is a genuine ori-308 political will to bypass Cosmopolitan Frenzies stringed pulled by developers (inclusive of bing chui undersea tunnel), all the opportunity costs & land & engineering expertise could be put to good productive use for now & the future.
Unless of course, CAT prefers branded NeWater imported @ 2.566 RM rate to justify bing chui cosmo lifestyle of the rich & famous. Moreover, this strategically caters to got-money-can-talk-can-swap 1% group who can readily fulfil CAT’s dreams but at a punitive cost to boy bing chui Penangites.

Aidil

The greed and frenzy of property development in Penang is pale in comparison with those in Iskandar Johor, although Johor has many land reserve so the problem is not apparent without closer investigation.

tunglang

Aidil: The greed and frenzy of property development in Penang is pale in comparison with those in Iskandar Johor.

Frenzied, uncontrolled (by Local Plan still missing like MH370) development is still unacceptable when it causes hardship & environmental degradation.
Q: Do you prefer a liveable place or an unaffordable home state primed for social reengineering of mass exodus of those who can’t afford to stay b’cos of an uncaring state gomen voted based on trust of CAT promises?

Penangkia

First of all, protect Penang hill from illegal farming! These farmers would chop down the trees and encroach into forest reserve. The only factor for them is availability of natural spring water.

cwf

Penang must be very well known. Chopping part of the trees and illegal farming result in the whole world getting fee degees hotter.

Yang

WHICH IS WORSE ; One or two small illegal farming compared to the thousand of hectare of land being razed for development. Farming may result in some clearing of land which also result in CONTINUOUS replanting of some greenery.

CAT razing of thousand of hectares of land result in concrete structure that cause more heat and environment damage that further result in more traffic congestion and car that cause even further damage.

cwf

You want car, then you must pay for your parking and dont blame congested road. You want cars, so does does everyone. You are ingrate and whine when the government proposed to build more roads.

cwf

Yang, thousands of hectres being clear. Yes under gerakan time. Now another thousands, penang must be bighrt thsn johor.

Yang

cwf ; Please go check the statistic on land being cleared during Gerakana and DAP before opening your mouth.

Yes sure I will pay for my parking lot but I want good planning. By the way we are talking of how development make the climate hotter and destroy our environment. Where did you learn to talk ingrate. Is it from Zahid. Learning fast I presume which is why I said many time PR is the same as BN but BN is much more proficient which is why I need to reverse gear.

cwf

Tunglang, better drink teh tarik for cooling and clearer mind. You whine more and insult yang’ s gerakan government which bring in Rapid bus but arrive once in a blue moon. You criticise bicycle lanes which is big step. I have friends who cycle to work to Sydney and Perth down from residential suburbs. The traffic is heavier and faster than penang. You use your 4 wheel in town than in belum forest like aussies have bull bars in the city. I used to cycle in Sydney downtown sharing with the bus lane

cwf

Yang, please show and prove your statistic otherwise you are just another 1 Malaysia slogan. Look at how many built up areas and forest gerakan has cleared.

tunglang

MPPP can now earn maxi-profiteering by deploying parking-summon officers on the over-regular rounds to every street worth fining till night car owners for flouting parking rules. (don’t imagine but calculate Rm30.00 x thousands of summons daily for a $$$hungry money-faced state administration). I personally witnessed these ‘hardworking’ officers armed with digital cameras + summon books ronda a particular street 4 – 5 times a day (!) fining cars without parking coupons. If only MPPP can deploy ‘hardworking’ forest rangers to regularly daily ronda our hills, Botak Hill would not have been un-Naturally raped till botak in broad daylight for all… Read more »

cwf

If cars and bikes are hazardly park and block the foot path and road with no enforcement around, they will make more noise than tunglang. Summons by mata2 all goes into umno government. Which do we prefer?

tunglang

Make more money from Penangites, very clever in the name of parking enforcement, where some streets have morning till night parking zones, 7 days a week (not enough).
Come to hill watch against un-Natural rapes, easy to close one eye like a Cat pretending to doze off in a MercS300Lansi.
To compare over-zealou$$$ parking enforcement with mata-mata summons is kind of finding excuses for opportuni$tic alternative$$$ like a sore loser without workable agenda in Teluk Intan.
Go drink more NeWater to drown your sorrows without losing bing chui.

cwf

Penang lang want to have cars but do not want to pay for maintenance. Cheaper to maintain cars means they can afford to buy more cars. penang Lang wants free parking? One way to discourage car ownership is to imposed higher fees. Parking or to enter thr business district like what council did in sydney and sinkapore to cut down congestion, smog. Pollution and global warming.

tunglang

Planning to have a sea tunnel will bring in more cars than help reduce smogs, congestion & pollution, wrong?
Nothing environmentally unfriendly will be reduced but instead more cars will help increase (enrich) the state coffer from parking coupons (prepaid upfront by car owners whether they use the coupons or not) & overflowing parking summons.

Another Where There’s Money Can Implement/Tax opportunist.
Green hills? Where got money (from monitoring) with all these NGOs watching!

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

With no proper planning and sustainable development couple with the indiscriminately allowing of increase density of high-rise buildings to sprout anywhere and everywhere, it not only increase traffic congestion but also making the island hotter. With the money face CM that only crave for development without concern for the people and island, the people must not be intimidated and do what is need to be done like the people of Teluk Intan

cwf

If not up in the heavens then in hell to expand horizontally. That is good suggestions by bn. Bn government do not gives money for public transport and instead play monoploy and worst with former pm head or proton which like mas bleeding. Sure, bn add more heat to the current global warming

Yang

BN do not give money for public transport but when the bus service in Penang was at its worse it is BN that come to the rescue

Yang

Without proton, many Malaysian may never be able to afford owning a car. With more and more development not just housing but also manufacturing, tourism and services industry by the state govt under BN Gerakan, not only does the people can afford owing a proton, they are now buying better and more expensive car as the GErakan govt go into niche industry. During that time, the BN Gerakan really built affordable houses of 25k – 50k unlike the present govt that lied to the people that they build 72k houses when in actual case it is 200k. In all these… Read more »

Aidil

If BN is serious about environment protection, then focus should be on public transportation, not on Proton! Car ownership has caused many young people to be saddled with debt, another problem brought on by BN administration.

cwf

No wonder bn gerakan government in the past is the real culprit of creating traffic jams and flooded with Dr m proton cars. This is one reason of hot weather in penang and sleep on providing public transport since the focus is on proto. Now after years, they become boneshakers and pr has to clean gerakan s…

cwf

Rescue or centralisation of powers? In all federation countries, the. Federal or central gives money to the state for them to run the public transport. Here they control everything like oil money development in Trengganu.

tunglang

Aidil: Car ownership has caused many young people to be saddled with debt, another problem brought on by BN administration.

Your idea is not in tangent with Cosmopolitan Frenzied Penang for the rich & famous. Care as you maybe, but it wouldn’t ring an alarm but instead causes an irritable ringing in the ears of small CAT’s ears listening to developers’ mantras in MercS300Lansi.
See what is the sea tunnel for?

Yang

Aidil : To say that car ownership has caused many to be saddled with debt is a myth. What about credit card, house ownership, 4 digits shop, world cup, entertainment centre and so on. If car owner ship is the problem, then you should not be blaming just BN, you must blame the government of the whole world with the exception of Myanmar or North Korea. Car ownership nowadays is no more a luxury. IT IS A NECESSITY.!!!!!!

bowen

When you have car debt, then the reduced spending power has to be made up by more debt via credit. Cannot see the connection?

Phua Kai Lit

I’ve read about the “heat island” effect (i.e. cities tend to give off more heat)
and how it can be mitigated.

In some cities, rooftop gardens on high rise buildings are encouraged to reduce the
heat island effect.

Dua kaki Sarong

Wear sarong!
Ditch bing chooi western branded clothing only suitable for aircon rooms.
Sorry, Penang government bid to cosmopolitanize may not succeed due to more angry (heated) Penangites.
Sarong and pagoda tees go hand in hand!!!

cwf

Umno should take the lead including perkasa and isma and others better ask permission otherwise hurt the feelings and insult their customs and beliefs

Dua kaki Sarong

Lu Tokong racist cwf, watch your mouth.
Sarong is worn by Chinese, Indian & Others.
Don’t stroke racist fire on sarong, paham kah???

style Logan

It is Bahang Naik!

Priyanka

Carbon emission from motor vehicles surely heat up and contaminate the air surrounding.
So leave your private vehicles at home unless you travel in group; and use RapidPenang.

Also go and plant more trees to absorb the carbon during daytime.

Not so difficult unless you have ego (bin chui) or die hard habits ?

cwf

Why NGOs making a hue do not organise tree planting? All talk and no action?

Yang

What is CAT and the state govt doing. Is it not their job to do so. Is the CAT sleeping and taking buta gaji and enjoying his Merc 300L

cwf

Yang, why not ask your gerakan president to walk or take a bicycle for all functions. Otherwise he is also makan gaji buta. Ask mah to do it. If he is not for CAT, then for tikus

Yang

cwf : Are you sleeping or what. The Gerakan President is current not the CM of Penang. If he is I believed he can do better than the CAT that cannot catch the mouse

cwf

You believe, means you are not sure. Now he has to fulfill his promise to the people in TI. Your logic is a sin for dap cm to use merc and a saint for gerakan

tunglang

Today, I took Rapid Bus #302, waited for 30 minutes to (morning), 45 minutes fro (evening).
What the hell is this public transport system?
If I drive, I would have saved quite substantial amount of time for important things.
Until there is a public bus schedule of 10 minutes punctual arrivals, I will still drive.
May be considering driving 4WD again since it helps my travel to Belum Rainforest.

Rapid means what? Fast? My foot!

cwf

This is penang with gerakan bn federal. Government, not sinkapore or Hong Kong. Why go for 4wheel drive when 2 wheel is faster and less polluting. Much better, and faster if can swing from trees to trees like tarzan.

tunglang

Very funny that you can only think of monkey acts when you have no concerns for trees at all. Btw, what have Singland or HK to do with 4WD pursuits? My guess you have not even driven a timid Perodua 4WD in your fancied developers’ muddied pilling plots for a start!!! Also, go cycling to work on the very dangerous & highly congested roads shared by Rapid buses, Speedy Myvis, roaring lorries (of developers) & zig-zagging motorbikes. Sunday recreational bing chui cycling is not considered a mass cycling adoption of practicality by many (too unrealistic that DAP leaders showed the… Read more »

Baby Milo

If you keep the attitude of car convenience, then you will always find fault with public transportation. Maybe it is an excuse for those who have paid big sum for car ownership? Nevertheless, Proton is happy.

SeronokRapid

Baby Milo, easy to talk. Go Take Rapid bus. Have you?
Wait for hours to go anywhere. You say that is real seronok?
Be practical until a solution is found.

cwf

Tunglang, you are not a fair person. How can you bring most professional bike to stack against your 4 wheel drive. Anway, how much is used in jungle track as compare in public roads. Only pseudo greenie use 4 wheels. True greenie use 4 wheel for expeditions or they hike.

tunglang

cwf, don’t talk like a wheelchair-bound 4WD critic when you don’t even know what is a hi-lift jack, much less use/carry one weighing 30+lbs of cast steel to lift a 2-ton truck out of a crevice. Maybe it’s appropriate but over-rated (7K lbs capacity) for you to jack a Cat out of Coast-Mud-Politan trouble!!!

As for your fancied professional bikes, who is comparing with 4WD? Pls improve your standard of English comprehension. Drink more Kopi-O kau kau for a start.

bowen

City dwellers in Penang are so affected by fast paced modern living such that they have little patience to wait for public bus arrival? With that hectic lifestyle, how to savour the bliss of slow paced living in the rural area, if not the reserved forest in Belum?

Don Anamalai

It will be hotter come 1 April 2015 when you pay 6% GST.
Not an April Fool’s joke from Najib!

Adnan

GST spells Waterloo for BN.

charleskiwi

No question that climate change is definitely changing, so is the climate in Penang. What can the tunnel or the bridges do for the people when there is a serve shortage of water or no water at all for the people of Penang ?
Start building a dissemination plant right away and at any cost.

cwf

Build it where? Bukit bendera or in tanjong or jetty? Another protest? build another power plant to run the desalination plant?

tunglang

CAT wants Cosmopolitan global bing chui at all costs, not water self sufficiency for survival. Bing Chui gini coefficient index is quantifiable with total population of absolute rich & famous at zero (index) boh bing chui locals. Water is evaporable (except NeWater coveted by CAT on SingLand trip of lawat-sambil-copycat) & thus not quantifiable to an accountant in politics. Water is not in the brain of Cosmopolitan Frenzied Deity thus no oxygen to aid thinking out of the KittyCat box of concrete & mortar. The only difference between a cats & a tiger is the latter loves water to play… Read more »

tunglang

The Star: According to a World Meteoro­logical Organisation statement, the El Nino phenomenon is expected to occur on a global scale around the middle of this year. The El Nino generally results in lower than average rainfall in Malaysia during the dry South-West Monsoon, which started on May 15 and is expected to continue until September. Well, Nature does not play favouritism, not ever for Cosmopolitan Frenzied Penang. Anyone care to name his/her cat El Nino? Many will have to bath more than 3 times a day to cool down in this heated>angry environment. Yesterday, when I rode the Rapid… Read more »

Frank Tan

we should encourage more to be vegetarians.1. vegetarianism protect environment 2. instill the sense of love 3. good for health. when there are more healthy people less chemical medication is needed.

Stylo Logan

Yes. Consume less meat for better health.
Do you know gas emitted by cattles are harmful to environment?

cwf

Eat more vegetables means like plants and cover on earth to keep it cool and retain moisture. Then it will be like Beijing with mote desert storms and the world will like us invasion of Iraq

tunglang

What I witness here in anilnetto.com is eat more vege, get more angry at not-so-nice-to-cat-ears comments!!!
How to keep cool?
I am waiting for another moisturized-wet-in-the-ears response 🙂 🙂 🙂