Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

CAP and SAM disappointed over approval of DEIA of Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 2 proposed reclamation project in Penang

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are disappointed that the Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) of the proposed reclamation of Phase 2 of Seri Tanjung Pinang (STP2) at Tanjung Tokong, Penang has been approved by the Department of Environment.

Food storage: For how long & how to?

How long can foods be stored?

Many people do keep their food longer than the above guidelines. If you keep your food longer, make sure you check it each time to see that it has not turned mouldy, slimy, stinky, rancid or otherwise rotten. Always check the food BEFORE you taste it.

12 reasons not to spend

Did the recent Mega Sales turned out to be an expensive affair for you? If you regret the “bargains” which you bought but is unlikely to use, you will regret even more when the credit card statements come  in. 
Often people spend for the wrong reasons, and the Mega Sales with all its hype seems to bring out the worst in them.

In order not to be caught off-guard by the next sales, do not buy if  the excuse for buying falls into any of the 12 below:

Home cures for common illnesses

MANY of us tend to run to a doctor at the slightest sign of ill-health. But drugs do not guarantee a cure. In fact, some medicines may do more harm than good. Taking antibiotics for a simple bout of diarrhoea for instance, may aggravate your condition.


Bicycle safety tips

Join the league of the environment-conscious, and save your petrol money, by using pedal power (i.e. bicycle) instead of a four-wheeler.

But don't forget to take precautions before you start your journey. First of all, make sure your bicycle is structurally sound and in good condition.

Are the brakes working properly? Check too that the reflectors are clean and are not warped, and adequately reflect light. Is the handlebar grip secure? Is the seat of proper height and secure?