The ‘Red River’ of Penang


We have heard of the Dead Sea and the Yellow River. Not to be left out, Penang now has a Red River or is it a red ditch – could be a potential tourist attraction?

red river in Penang

This was the scene near the Maybank in Tanjung Bungah.

What is causing the change in colour? Is this part of the price of rapid development?

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Blood flowing in the river? Bloodshed from environmental crimes? Raping of rainforest hills, blasting of ancient boulders, dislodging of shady trees, dynamite blowing of orang bunians & datuk kongs, disorientation of endangered animals, heating up of cool forest air, muddying of pristine rivers & brooks, stealing of water-retention sands & rocks from Nature, levelling of emerald hills & silencing of crying + dying flora & fauna. Penang Mother Nature (consisting of all the Nature creations of God) is bleeding profusely. Now, where is the court of justice for Nature while the criminals reap profits? It looks like environmental crime pays… Read more »

Sathis Kumar

I will.. btw did you notice that another hill in Tanjung Bunga is being destroyed by the developer. Taka a look :
location : Behind Alila Horizon

Sathis Kumar

I’m not sure Anil. Here is the wider view of the hill.

Sathis Kumar

oh my god, i’m staying in this apartment. when did this happened anil?


Up river there’s a PBA plant and also a few cottage industries.