Of news and informawhore

I am a news junkie. Always been and always will. Ever since I learnt how to read, the first thing I do in the morning, even before I have my breakfast, was to read the newspapers. Even now, in the age of internet, the habit still persists. Reading newspapers is different from reading the news online because … Continue reading Of news and informawhore

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KL Car Free Day? More like KL 2 Measly Cycling Hours

Okay fine. DBKL has rebranded the whole thing as KL Car Free Morning  but 2 hours from 7-9am doth not a morning make. I was excited when I first heard of KL Car Free Day back in September 2013. I think I even posted it on Facebook in a move to promote the event. Information … Continue reading KL Car Free Day? More like KL 2 Measly Cycling Hours

Gentrification 101: Burn ’em to the ground

Back in 2009, there was this rumour going around that DBKL/FT Ministry were the ones responsible for the fire in Kampung Kerinchi. Intrigued, I went and searched around the net to find out whether there's any truth behind the allegation. I do not have concrete proof but there seems to be a pattern emerging in all … Continue reading Gentrification 101: Burn ’em to the ground

So today I read a cringeworthy NST interview with Abdul Rahman Dahlan (dated 30 June 2014)

In the article entitled "City folks could use more parks", The Kota Belud MP was lamenting the fact that KL does not have 'outdoorsy culture'. Well whose fault is it? He adds: We don’t have a park-going or picnicking culture. People no longer go to parks to spend time with their friends. Instead, they go to mamak … Continue reading So today I read a cringeworthy NST interview with Abdul Rahman Dahlan (dated 30 June 2014)

Leave our forest reserves alone!

Early this month, I read a news article that FRIM was under threat but was later relieved to know that our Natural Resources and Environment Minister did not want a highway splitting FRIM. However please note the sentence underlined in yellow that said, "at this point in time" meaning the government might change their mind at a later point in time. FRIM Director-General, … Continue reading Leave our forest reserves alone!

Why is our government so spiteful towards Chinese and Hindu temples?

With the demolition of  101-year-old Sri Muniswarar Kaliyaman temple off Jalan P. Ramlee  still fresh in our minds, comes another news of another temple on the brink of destruction. Even though the demolition is only partial  - only the mural wall, fish pond and the adjacent caretaker's home that houses a shrine are slated to be … Continue reading Why is our government so spiteful towards Chinese and Hindu temples?

BBC: Why city life may be bad for you by Nick Triggle

When it comes to getting people to be more active, much of the attention is focused on the improving sports facilities, encouraging people to join the gym or lambasting schools for not doing enough PE. But could another crucial factor be the way neighbourhoods are designed? The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) thinks so. … Continue reading BBC: Why city life may be bad for you by Nick Triggle

EPF is calling out tenders to the first out of eight parcels of land in Sungai Buloh

The first parcel up for grabs next month will be a 26ha town centre-transportation hub. Eight parcels will be tendered eventually with EPF projecting RM11bil in land sales revenue from 546ha, which works out to RM187 per sq ft . Do you remember how much EPF bought the RRI land for? Let me refresh your … Continue reading EPF is calling out tenders to the first out of eight parcels of land in Sungai Buloh

Pekeliling Flats are going to be demolished

NST reports that demolition work on Pekeliling Flats has begun last week and is expected to finish in two years. TWO FREAKING YEARS? WTF? source I wonder, who's paying for the demolition. Even though the mayor said that government-appointed developer Asie  is responsible for demolishing the structures, I am not too convinced. The chronology of … Continue reading Pekeliling Flats are going to be demolished