The Changing Faces of Iconic Gurney Drive

loading The face of Gurney Drive is set to change with the Gurney Foreshore Reclamation project. Photo: Andrea Filmer.

The beloved Gurney Drive waterfront has witnessed many changes in the last 100 years; from clear blue waves breaking on its reclaimed shore and the loss of its beaches due to coastal erosion, to a growing mudflat and the planting of a mangrove forest after the turn of the century. But with the opening of Gurney Wharf – a component of the massive Gurney Foreshore Reclamation project – the face of Gurney Drive is set to change once again. Spanning 131 acres, the reclamation exercise started in February 2016 following a concession agreement between the Penang state government and Tanjung Pinang ...


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