Saving Sungai Ara – and the PIL threat

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The popular linear park of Sungai Ara (River of Figs) is likely to be severely compromised by the six-lane Pan Island Link flying over it, with its huge pillars rising from the river banks.

The above video by Andrew Ng is worth watching to see what is at stake for the river, awarded cleanest river status in 2015 – especially in view of the plans for the highway.

We have to be grateful to folks like Andrew, Dr Kam Suan Pheng and Rexy Prakash Chacko for the great work they are doing in raising social-environmental awareness.

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Cygnus Knight
Cygnus Knight
21 Dec 2018 12.28pm

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 21 — The Penang government renewed its collaboration with Think City and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture for another three years to complete key public realm improvement projects in the heritage zone.

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the three partners agreed to the extension with the aim of completing the North Seafront conservation works at Fort Cornwallis and the establishment of a Maritime Museum in the Syed Alatas Mansion.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1705099/penang-extends-aga-khan-trust-for-culture-think-city-collab

Hairin
Hairin
20 Dec 2018 2.03pm

Why so long no discussion on food in Penang?

tunglang
tunglang
20 Dec 2018 3.05pm
Reply to  Hairin

We have frequent shrieking + shrie-ing of cheap wan ton mee! BUT not appetising nor arousing craving at all!

Shriek
Shriek
20 Dec 2018 11.48pm
Reply to  tunglang

Want chip food and orso want to pay peanut salary. Owner, wife and helper get 1.8k and total salary is 5.4 k. Tun lang quietly still want chip one and will not shriek or strip on this.

Elvin Ang
Elvin Ang
21 Dec 2018 4.28pm
Reply to  Shriek

To Shriek and Tunglang, please remember ‘Let it Be’ and forget your differences!

Shriek
Shriek
22 Dec 2018 12.17pm
Reply to  Elvin Ang

Demo cracy to consider many opinions and differences as different people look from different angle.

Shriek
Shriek
21 Dec 2018 10.32am
Reply to  tunglang

Your one ton mee is too heavy and kopi o kau kau is to black which is wose than the Ganges river shouting by you.

tunglang
tunglang
21 Dec 2018 11.43pm
Reply to  tunglang

Where is Shrie???

Cygnus Knight
Cygnus Knight
20 Dec 2018 8.29pm
Reply to  Hairin

10 New Cafes in Penang To Visit by 2019
http://penangfoodie.com/10-new-cafes-in-penang-to-visit-by-2019/

Hairin can try can give us food review.

Roland
Roland
21 Dec 2018 5.33pm
Reply to  Cygnus Knight

Many local tourists from KL now hunting for food. Dont want them to help raising the prices. Stay low keep good ones away from them.
Merry xmas to you all.

Shriek
Shriek
22 Dec 2018 6.38pm
Reply to  Roland

Developer’s apartments very handy. Otherwise tourists have to martial art at wong fei Hoong inns

tunglang
tunglang
17 Dec 2018 10.12am

If I were a fish swimming from upstream Sg. Ara to Sg Keluang, my experience would be akin to travelling in Ganges River from Tibet to Pariyar (in Uttar Pradesh).
In fact, some small streams in Relau Hill & Balik Pulau Hill are also affected by new hill land owners who indiscriminately realigned river flows to their farms, bungalows or private dams (for free water source) affecting the water catchment downstream.
Are gomen officials doing checks of such illegal activities?

MilkTea
MilkTea
18 Dec 2018 1.47pm
Reply to  tunglang

Nope, they are busy checking 1MDB and UMNO leaders.

Shriek
Shriek
18 Dec 2018 8.14pm
Reply to  tunglang

Tun lang spinning again? Never hear you been to India? U been to Tibet? Why no complain Chinese gomen build high altitude train. So convenient. Ganges is even untouchable. Very dirty than ara many times over. Just aggerate.blowing water.

glissantia
glissantia
21 Dec 2018 12.57pm
Reply to  tunglang

In the small towns, the super-rich have even more freedom to run amok at the cost of the commons and biomes. They are protected as they rub shoulders with the officials, e.g. at the local club. They want their mansions, gardens, clubs and even graves to be on cool, elevated land – acessible by 4-wheel drive. So much better if they can divert a stream and have the property facing an “auspicious” direction. They want others save the planet while they wallow in hedonism.

tunglang
tunglang
22 Dec 2018 4.58pm
Reply to  glissantia

Very true! The last time I visited my godfather (my mom’s brother) homestead in Relau Hill which was sold 40 yrs ago, the neighbouring farm lands (also sold) were botak-ed (yes, no standing trees) for grand bungalows, some built on steep slopes. And some of these properties have stream diversions to their dream lands for want of free water either b’cos of high costs of PBA water amenity or kia-su mentality of getting free water! Can buy & build exclusive hill bungalows but cannot afford PBA water amenity! I wonder how these richie bungalows managed their human, trash + water… Read more »

Shriek
Shriek
22 Dec 2018 7.10pm
Reply to  tunglang

Spin again. Not they are costly but how to bring the pipe 10 to 30 km away? Even if the pipe reaches the place there is no water. The friction is very high.

tunglang
tunglang
24 Dec 2018 11.10am
Reply to  Shriek

What friction? Pls get English tuition!

Shriek
Shriek
25 Dec 2018 8.53pm
Reply to  tunglang

Tun lang you tech no logy. There are frictions inside the pipelines. Spin to say you went to China. See how much pumping required in the grand canal to make the water flow thousand km from south to north

Cygnus Knight
Cygnus Knight
24 Dec 2018 12.30pm

Malaysia is entering 2019 with unsold completed residential units rising to 30,115 units as at Sept 30, 2018, an increase of 48.35% from the 20,304 units a year ago.

https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2018/12/24/higher-overhang/#2C0Yt7IyihqyktCM.99

tunglang
tunglang
19 Dec 2018 12.31am

Let’s remember a brave Malaysian fireman. Sedih Hari Ini Malaysia:
“Ya kita balik sama-sama, tapi abang dalam keadaan kaku… Tenanglah” – Tunang Adib
https://www.mstar.com.my/lokal/viral/2018/12/18/luahan-tunang-adib

V Ramesh
V Ramesh
23 Dec 2018 11.32am
Reply to  tunglang

Somehow Waytha became scapegoat.
The true villains are those who attack the temple first.

tunglang
tunglang
24 Dec 2018 11.30am
Reply to  V Ramesh

A number of factors contributed to the 2 day riots which were actually manageable, sans the excuses of a religious place as off limits for law enforcement when there were visible criminals threatening lives at the scene ie the temple. The Polis was so slow & indecisive to say the least. What is PULAPOL training for? Where was Special Branch when they could have had info earlier to corner the culprits before any chance of them trespassing & threatening & robbing the Indian Temple. If the many Indians were so fast to come to the aid of their fellow devotees… Read more »

Shriek
Shriek
17 Dec 2018 9.05pm

Tony AA everyone can fly. PH everyone can enjoy the cool view of SG ara.

Wei
Wei
17 Dec 2018 12.44pm

most penang folks support PIL. Scream democracy day in day out yet have no respect for democracy, slam road building yet driving day in day out, aggressively promoting bus transport yet never take bus themselves, scream free speech yet censor critics…..no wonder no sane people take them seriously..

MilkTea
MilkTea
18 Dec 2018 1.52pm
Reply to  Wei

Yup, we need more highways so that there is less trafic jam.

Smity
Smity
18 Dec 2018 2.05pm
Reply to  Wei

Rubbish thrown to drains flow into river!

Zhuang Shang
Zhuang Shang
18 Dec 2018 5.31pm
Reply to  Smity

Human waste and food waste all end up in river because no proper sewerage system.

Shriek
Shriek
19 Dec 2018 6.06pm
Reply to  Smity

Why pg forum no go and educate peng land lang? Tun lang will be best in screaming message across. How about online signing up. Can get half orso good.

AzmanHaj
17 Dec 2018 9.13am

Can’t play the video bro

Margie
Margie
17 Dec 2018 4.47pm
Reply to  Anil Netto

No problem watching