Areas in southern Penang Island were submerged in flash floods this afternoon after a sudden heavy downpour south of USM this morning.
Sungai Ara was flooded and so were Jalan Tengah and Jalan Mayang Pasir in Bayan Baru.
Check out the high density apartment tower in the photo above. Mind you, the downpour didn’t last very long.
In recent years, both areas have been witnessed hill cutting and rapid property development in the vicinity. Grass cover would have been sharply reduced as more roads are built.
And still, the Penang Island Local Plan, approved in 2008, has not yet been gazetted.