This magnificent if poignant video (above) was made under the Pulau Jerejak natural and cultural heritage asset survey and public awareness programme supported by Think City.
It discusses an almost 100-year era between 1871 till 1969 when Pulau Jerejak served as a leprosy colony. Photo credits: Mike Gibby and Rexy. Videography: Mike Gibby.
There is a second video (below) – Jerejak: Witness to history
And to think they want to build 1,200 luxurious homes, luxury hotels, a marina, a theme park on 80 acres ie much of the flat land on the island – plus, of all things, a four-lane bridge linking Pulau Jerejak to Penang Island.
Let’s see how they handle the forests and the heritage buildings and sites and the over-5,300 graves on the island. These must be preserved.
So far, none of the business ventures on the island has prospered. Even the shipyard land has been put up for sale.
The above videos were screened at a recent forum on Jerejak: