Monday, 29 June 2009

MPPP Chief To Maintain Historical Cemetery

CJs Jimmy Leow and Chan Lilian met up with MPPP President YDP Tan Cheng Chui at the historical Protestant Cemetery in Penang to discuss on ways to maintain this heritage site. Recently, both CJs made a short video indicating the needs to keep this place in good condition to attract tourists and also for the future generation.

Together with the CJs were Penang Heritage Trust's President, Dr. Choong Sim Poey and Magdalene Ng who were delighted that MPPP is taking positive steps to maintain the Protestant Cemetery. Both CJs also witnessed the clearing up of rubbish at the entrance of the cemetery by MPPP personnel after Tan's instruction.

Too Close For Comfort?

No intention of making the car owners look bad, but this is too close for comfort. I am sure it was just a honest miscalculation and bear in mind there is this fire hose at the rear of the car nearest to the pillar.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

MPPP Slaps Summons At PG Car Owners

Today, I received information from Ed that MPPP has started their rounds of summons again. This time around, many cars parked at the main road were issued a ticket. And I don't think any of the car owners will argue with MPPP as it is an illegal parking summon, you park at the wrong place, you get the summon. My point is, no one can say or argue, it is an emergency or any other excuses because it is the LAW.

To avoid this, please find a place opposite Pearl Garden, I believe there is a huge parking lot on the far left. It is just a walking distance.

Using this summons as a reference, MC can also draft a law about parking illegally inside PG too, with a lesser sting. Park at the wrong place, cars get clamped (plus a fine).

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Vandalism At Large

A resident by the name of Vincent sent these photos to me. It clearly showed deep scratches on the side of the car done by irresponsible individuals. It must be a painful experience for Vincent (and the car too) as he kept these photos since 2008.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

The Last La Sallian Brother

My old school, our old tradition. So, I decided to team up with Chan Lilian and Maran Perianen of Malaysia Kini to make this documentary so that we can always treasure the brother's motto and tradition. After this, the new headmaster will be selected from the Ministry of Education. Just like Brother Paul said, we also hope that the replacement will continue the believes and the efforts brought down by the brothers of La Salle.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Penangites Breathing Ashes

CJ Jimmy Leow asked hikers at Youth Park, Penang what they think about the haze "season" which was set upon them again by the open burning from neighbouring country. It seems to be a yearly affair since the 90's, will we ever see a stop to this irresponsible act from the related parties. Or are we going to continue to choke on ashes year after year..

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Big Pot Hole At Car Wash Area

"Cat" a resident in Pearl Garden pointed out that there is a need to repair the car wash area in a comment posted in the blog. I took some photos and agrees with Cat that something must be done to stop the pot hole from "growing". Cat also asked if the management could install lightings at the said area for night car wash..

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Capt Francis Light's Grave Unattended

CJ Chan Lilian and Jimmy Leow visited the Protestant Cemetery in Penang to find out where Captain Francis Light, the founder of Penang was laid to rest. The atmosphere in the cemetery was spooky and the place was not properly taken care of. Both citizen journalists requested the state government and related organizations to take up the challenge to beautify this heritage site for visitors and the generations to come. If left alone, it will definitely be another piece of waste land.

Help us preserve the heritage of Penang.

Clamp the Cars!!!

Cars are parked everywhere, near the curbs and entrances at Pearl Garden. Some "hazard light" cars supposed to be "just a while parking only" also parked the whole day. Don't talk about "overnight" cars. Don't even know who these people are, must be some drunkards who could not even drive to their own parking lots.

All these "illegal parking" like many people say (those who parked the cars properly at the appropriate parking lots) is a bloody nuisance.

Not only it invites traffic congestions but also possible mishap between vehicles and children.

So, please la, those who park their cars "merata rata" ones, don't be lazy, park at your own space. So, I am inviting residents in Pearl Garden to post on views about these "illegal parking".

Should the management adopt clamping those cars which are parked illegally?

Monday, 15 June 2009

Thumbs Up, MPPP

CJ Jimmy Leow returned to PISA, Penang to follow up on the draining of stagnant water from one of its pond which may be a possible breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes. On the 31 May 2009, Jimmy has produced a video clip which described the need to immediately drain away the stagnant water to deter dengue.

Video : Jimmy Leow (Citizen Journalist)
Organization : CJMY Penang

Warga Emas Registration

The Penang State Government under CM Lim Guan Eng has pledged to help senior citizens in the state. Citizen journalists Chan Lilian and Jimmy Leow met with Sim Tze Tzin who is the ADun for Pantai Jerjak at an Indian temple to find out how this Warga Emas works. According to ADun Sim, voters in Penang who are above 60 years old are eligible to fill up a form and submit to their respective ADuns. The Penang State Government has given them a period of 10 months to do so, i.e. until March 2010. The two citizen journalists also appeal to the rest of the ADuns in Penang to be more proactive in helping the poor and the underprivileged community by making welfare help application much easier and available.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Medium In Trance Part II

This is part II of Medium In Trance. This part showed how the spirits were transferred from the old to the newly built shrine nearby.

Death Just A Leap Away

While walking to the parking lot, I saw these kids venturing out side the fence of the tennis court. I nearly shit in my pants and told them to move back slowly to where they came from. One false move and they will fall to the ground. It is approximately a 60 feet fall and I don't think they could survive the fall. Please know where your kids are playing, it may just save their lives.

Please lock the doors leading to the rooftop. I know it is inconvenient to freely access to the tennis courts, but what is a little bit of inconvenience compared to kids falling off the roof top.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

PISA, Potential Aedes Breeding Ground

CJ Jimmy Leow reminded MPPP to drain the stagnant water in it's fountain to deter Aedes mosquito breeding. PISA is a popular place for the public and it should be free of Aedes mosquitoes at all cost. 

There are currently more than 18,000 cases of dengue in 2009 and the government has spent millions of ringgit getting rid of this health problem. 

I believe Pearl Garden was fogged at least 3 times within a span of 6 months.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

New Dato Kong Shrine Part II (Medium In Trance)

A medium was engaged by the residents of Pearl Garden to ensure smooth transfer of seven deities from the old shrine to the new one recently built at the same site. This is the first part of the event, more to come.