Today, I was horrified to see an popular park in Penang being ‘upgraded’. This involves knocking down old concrete structures and building an even bigger one, and as if that was not enough, pouring concrete over a large patch of open space (for what, I have no idea).
We are so short of open green spaces, I cannot for the life of me imagine why planners would want to pour concrete on existing spaces.
And with climate change and flash floods more frequent and sea levels rising, the last thing we should be doing is plastering the earth with more concrete.
People should reflect on the lyrics of this song.