penang global city centre? hello, aren't we global enough?? we're known way before singapore & kl...so i think we're global enough in that sense. no need to make it more global bah....
anyways, this is a mega project. cost a lot of money, RM 25billion to be specific. covering 104 ha. will have 37 blocks of apartment, each 40 stories high. on top of that, another two huge UGLY 'iconic' towers being erected on such a small island. will be launched in 8-12 months. and yet, so little has been heard, said and published (even after so much have been said and presented by opposing parties especially the penangites). what happened to the press ah? all died ah? write articles which are of our concern lah! i don't wanna know about which cheer leading's won what medal and which datuk's wife has written and published a book to donate to which association...i don't give a damn...and it's sad to know newspapers these days are so damn lame...and god, what happened to PM's promise for a fair and accountable government? turned deaf? or blind?
and no, we don't need any more 'iconic' towers please. in fact, i think we've had enough. so, cut the crap. our twin towers are no longer standing tall in books of records. back in penang, komtar's become a white elephant. PISA (penang international sports arena) is another rusty elephant. the project to develop pulau jerejak and turn it into a tourist spot is not quite working according to plan. the tourism industry in batu feringghi is dying. golden sand is no longer golden. plastics and jellyfish can no longer be differentiated...what else huh? the list goes on and on...
so if you ask me, we can do better for our dear ol' penang with the RM 25bil than building more buildings and increasing its population & traffic. in the end of the day, whose project is this? (gov. or developer?) whose money are we using? (obviously, ours - the taxpayers') and for whom? (obviously, not us...even if they claim that it's for the benefit of us all...apparently, it's not...go back to democracy! there are so many unanswered questions, so come out and openly discuss it...review the plan or whatever...and if we don't want it, scrap it!)
please check out these clips or google to find out why it's been criticised:
Pak Lah...i want my green trees and grass at the turf club area. i don't want my children to travel to another country next time just to see how a hill looks like...and i don't want no mega projects, thank you.