“GET-OUT-OF-MY-WAY” automobility

“Car-travel interrupts the taskscapes of others (pedestrians, children going to school, postmen, garbage collectors, farmers, animals and so on), whose daily routines are obstacles to the high-speed traffic cutting mercilessly through slower-moving pathways and dwellings. Junctions, roundabouts, and ramps present moments of carefully scripted inter-car-action during which non-car users of the road constitute obstacles to …

We are right after all… it’s a fire sale

The Finance Minister announced during the recent National Budget 2020 that the government is lowering the threshold on high rise property prices to RM600,000 from RM1 million for a year. This is to enable foreign ownership of condominium and apartments in urban areas to reduce the existing overhang of these properties that amounted to RM8.3 …

Asia city officials, groups showcase solutions to plastic pollution 

Penang, Malaysia  (13 October  2019) — Hundreds  of local government  officials and non-government organizations (NGOs) in Asia are meeting in a two-day international conference in Penang, Malaysia to showcase solutions and discuss policies that will help bring an end to plastic pollution—and usher in sustainable, Zero Waste Cities in the region.  The conference organized by the Global Alliance for Incinerator …

The last thing the people need is to be burdened by increased rates

Penang’s two local councils, the MBPP and MBSP, have increased the assessment rates of a total of 322,549 and 327,401 properties on the island and Seberang Perai respectively. The reasons given for this move is that the local councils had not reviewed for the past 15 years and that they are experiencing an annual deficit …

Turn Little India into a vehicle-free zone

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CAP congratulates the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) for granting permits to the traders to set up canopies and carry out their business freely for Deepavali at Little India, Georgetown, Penang. In fact MPPP should turn Little India into a permanent vehicle-free-zone. This will enable people to walk around freely and safely while shopping. It will be a paradise for tourists and the government encourages that.