That’s what a visiting friend of mine, a former Penang resident, remarked when he saw images of the flood in George Town.
Check out the difference in water quality of the flood waters that swamped George Town and mainland Penang last weekend:
The clip below shows aerial views of the flooding in Sungai Dua in Province Wellesley. The water doesn’t look so muddy to me.
Another video of the Sungai Dua floods:
There could have been some muddy spots on the mainland. But on the whole, which side do you think had more mud in the floods? Which side looked more like teh tarik? Mainland Penang or Penang Island?
And this is George Town after the floods:
Notice the difference in colour?
So where did all that mud come from? It is important to trace the sources.
Finally, what do you make of this (below)? Apparently, this was at Paya Terubong yesterday. Mud flows from the hill slopes. Where do you think the muddy water from this and other scarred hill slopes ends up?