Sunday, September 26, 2010
As it Used to be!
This picture was taken from Google Earth in April of 2010. it was used during the forum held by TBRA and BFRA The picture shows 2.2 kilometers of the North coast of Penang. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is the reason for many people to visit Penang. It is the reason that this area was put into the Secondary development corridor an area set aside for tourism and leisure and low density housing!
This picture was taken from Google Earth in September 2010. It shows the same 2.2 kilometers of the North coast of Penang. It is no longer an area of outstanding natural beauty! It has been destroyed and covered in concrete! In order to gain access to the main beach and hotel area it is now necessary to travel along a dangerous winding road which is overloaded with construction traffic. You have to look at buildings instead of rain forest.
To developers rain forest indicates a green field site to be turned into money! Our MPPP (Penang Council)should be protecting this area and setting it aside as an area of outstanding natural beauty! To be used and appreciated by all for tourism and leisure! Tourism was the golden egg of Penang. Sadly the people responsible for maintaining it have cooked the goose that laid the egg! It can never be the same again! It has completely lost it's charm and paradise has been paved over!