Resurrecting Sungai Pinang

By Goh Ban Lee

February 2014 VOICE IN THE CROWD
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Making full use of our waterways and waterfronts is necessary if Penang is to become a world-class green city. That is why the project to save Sungai Pinang – Penang’s own river – is vital.Penangites are a lucky lot. They have hills, beaches and rivers within a short travelling distance from residential areas. And the early settlers of the island left behind attractive buildings and urban spaces.Unfortunately, the natural environment is no longer pristine. Hills, especially vista points, have been...

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Goh Ban Lee

is a senior research fellow in the Penang Institute.