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Monday, 8 August 2011

ETP will demolished heritage building along Jalan Sultan

One of the 12 NKEA of Economic Transformation Project (ETP) call Greater Kuala Lumpur/ Klang Valley Project.

One of the entry Point Project (EPP) under Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley Project is urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRT)

Last Friday, one of programme of Radio 988
feature on Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley Project and the programme announced that Klang Valley MRT (KLMRT) project will involved demolished of heritage building along Jalan Sultan, in KL.

The area has been included as heritage site under Kuala Lumpur Master plan 2020

On Sunday(yesterday), Malaysia Insider has reported that the shop owner has received compulsory acquisition notice.

One of the expert comment on the Radio 988
said that the MRT has to pass through Jalan Sultan because have to pass to the proposed PNB 100 storey building to make PNB Warisan Merdeka a success. If not, the MRT can pass through Kota Raya area.

It is unfotunate that Kuala Lumpur do not have NGO like Penang Heritage Trust or Perak Heritage Society to promote movement of preserving heritage building. The compulsory acquisition notice also contradict with EPP72 Creating iconic places and attraction (EPP7 of Greater KL/KV development), EPP71 Creating comprehensive pedestrian network (EPP8 of Greater KL/KV development) and EPP69 Revitalising the Klang River into a heritage and commercial district (EPP5 of Greater KL/KV development).

 I wonder what is the view point of Tourism Minister on this issue?

Update :

蘇丹街茨廠街商家反對徵地‧11日會基建公司表達意願


圖:星洲日報

26老店業主拒讓路建捷運 矢保蘇丹街茨廠街





Chinatown acquisitions alarm heritage body

矢捍卫苏丹街老店 业主扬言上诉首相署


(吉隆坡11日讯)苏丹街34个单位地段被征用兴建捷运系统计划势在必行,惟业主坚持不让步,扬言要上诉至首相署,以捍卫历经四代人的百年老店!
与茨厂街毗邻的苏丹街34个单位业主自上月收到土地局及矿物局来信,通知即将征用部分地段兴建捷运计划的地下隧道后,即刻引起当地业主反弹,多次拉横幅表达反对立场。
国家基建公司星期四上午邀请受影响单位业主及武吉免登区国会议员方贵伦出席汇报会,向业主讲解命名为“中央艺术坊站”的捷运系统规划。
根据双溪毛糯加影捷运系统计划,武吉免登选区将建有4个捷运站,包括中央艺术坊、默迪卡、武吉免登区、及人民巴刹,而受影响的苏丹街老店,将建地下捷运站。
巴生车站、宏愿广场及UDA Ocean也被纳入被征用土地范围之一。
以公众安全为大前提
国家基建公司集团董事祖基菲尤索夫首先在汇报会上解释,双溪毛糯加影捷运系统计划31个站中,有7个站将兴建底下隧道,包括建在苏丹街的中央艺术坊站。
他解释,根据土地征用法令,当局进行任何地下隧道工程时,必须征用地面上附近的土地,这一切都以公众安全为大前提。
“根据《1965年国家土地法令》第44(1)(a)条文阐明,政府所征土地涵盖该地段地上及地下空间。”
他指出,基于安全理由,当地下捷运站和轨道的建筑工程在进行时,必须拆除地面上的建筑物,以免工程造成地陷,导致建筑物崩塌酿成悲剧。
“为了大众公共交通设施和便利,部分涉及的业主须作出牺牲。”
展览期间未召集汇报 业主炮轰基建公司
业主狂轰当局在为期3个月的捷运系统计划路线图展览期间,不曾召集受影响业主进行汇报会,以致他们无法及时回馈意见,表达反对立场。
祖基菲尤索夫说,当局早已在2月至5月期间,在各处展出捷运系统计划路线图,并前后收集7000份意见书,并指当局有针对这些意见作出一些修改,包括位于加影的一些路线图。
此话一出,即刻有业主炮轰当局在展示期间,不曾派人向当地业主讲解,有业主指本身甚至前后三次前往展示厅,向柜台人员查询却不得要领,反指示她写下意见回馈即可。
国家基建公司集团董事·祖基菲尤索夫:路底狭窄被逼征地
祖基菲尤索夫指出,中央艺术坊站的捷运路线主要衔接至默迪卡站,若按照业主建议绕道兴建,恐将涉及更多店铺,技术上及安全考量上也不允许兴建90度大转弯的隧道。
“如果改道使用苏丹街后方空地或政府地,绕过苏丹街及茨厂街店铺,我们的轨道在经过车站后就要来一个90度急转弯,然后再一次转回默迪卡站,并不是理想的设计。”
他说,地底隧道要兴建来回两条轨道,除了2条轨道本身的宽度,还包括轨道之间及轨道旁的缓冲区,大约需要20公尺空间。
“我们尽量把轨道设计在苏丹街大路底下,避免涉及到更多的店铺,惟有关路段狭窄,才无可避免必须征用土地。”
配合“独立世代”
他强调,目前路线图已经是最终路线,是经过当局深思后划出的路线。
有业主此时建议何以当局一定要兴建至今未有任何人潮的默迪卡站?何不索性搬迁该站?祖基菲尤索夫回答,该站已作出最后定夺,以配合日后百层大楼“独立世代”的兴建。
乐安酒店业主·林月娇:勿毁具历史价值建筑
问答环节火花四射,其中传至第四代人的乐安酒店业主林月娇更扬言,他们将反对到底,甚至上诉至首相署也在所不惜。
她强调,苏丹街与毗邻的茨厂街是我国文化遗产之一,更是大马华社的象征,当局应再三考虑清楚,要发展并不意味着要“毁灭”具历史价值的建筑物。
“一旦拆除了我们的‘唐人街’,他日也同样可以拆除‘小印度’!”
她同时质疑,当局如何对这些文化遗产作出估价?
祖基菲尤索夫回答说,当局并非蓄意破坏这些文化遗产,事实上坐落在茨厂街的受影响单位只有3个单位,方贵伦这时纠正后者,指共有8个单位受影响,包括有83年历史的玉壶轩点心楼。

(吉隆坡11日讯)苏丹街34个单位地段被征用兴建捷运系统计划势在必行,惟业主坚持不让步,扬言要上诉至首相署,以捍卫历经四代人的百年老店!
与茨厂街毗邻的苏丹街34个单位业主自上月收到土地局及矿物局来信,通知即将征用部分地段兴建捷运计划的地下隧道后,即刻引起当地业主反弹,多次拉横幅表达反对立场。
国家基建公司星期四上午邀请受影响单位业主及武吉免登区国会议员方贵伦出席汇报会,向业主讲解命名为“中央艺术坊站”的捷运系统规划。
根据双溪毛糯加影捷运系统计划,武吉免登选区将建有4个捷运站,包括中央艺术坊、默迪卡、武吉免登区、及人民巴刹,而受影响的苏丹街老店,将建地下捷运站。
巴生车站、宏愿广场及UDA Ocean也被纳入被征用土地范围之一。
以公众安全为大前提
国家基建公司集团董事祖基菲尤索夫首先在汇报会上解释,双溪毛糯加影捷运系统计划31个站中,有7个站将兴建底下隧道,包括建在苏丹街的中央艺术坊站。
他解释,根据土地征用法令,当局进行任何地下隧道工程时,必须征用地面上附近的土地,这一切都以公众安全为大前提。
“根据《1965年国家土地法令》第44(1)(a)条文阐明,政府所征土地涵盖该地段地上及地下空间。”
他指出,基于安全理由,当地下捷运站和轨道的建筑工程在进行时,必须拆除地面上的建筑物,以免工程造成地陷,导致建筑物崩塌酿成悲剧。
“为了大众公共交通设施和便利,部分涉及的业主须作出牺牲。”
展览期间未召集汇报 业主炮轰基建公司
业主狂轰当局在为期3个月的捷运系统计划路线图展览期间,不曾召集受影响业主进行汇报会,以致他们无法及时回馈意见,表达反对立场。
祖基菲尤索夫说,当局早已在2月至5月期间,在各处展出捷运系统计划路线图,并前后收集7000份意见书,并指当局有针对这些意见作出一些修改,包括位于加影的一些路线图。
此话一出,即刻有业主炮轰当局在展示期间,不曾派人向当地业主讲解,有业主指本身甚至前后三次前往展示厅,向柜台人员查询却不得要领,反指示她写下意见回馈即可。
国家基建公司集团董事·祖基菲尤索夫:路底狭窄被逼征地
祖基菲尤索夫指出,中央艺术坊站的捷运路线主要衔接至默迪卡站,若按照业主建议绕道兴建,恐将涉及更多店铺,技术上及安全考量上也不允许兴建90度大转弯的隧道。
“如果改道使用苏丹街后方空地或政府地,绕过苏丹街及茨厂街店铺,我们的轨道在经过车站后就要来一个90度急转弯,然后再一次转回默迪卡站,并不是理想的设计。”
他说,地底隧道要兴建来回两条轨道,除了2条轨道本身的宽度,还包括轨道之间及轨道旁的缓冲区,大约需要20公尺空间。
“我们尽量把轨道设计在苏丹街大路底下,避免涉及到更多的店铺,惟有关路段狭窄,才无可避免必须征用土地。”
配合“独立世代”
他强调,目前路线图已经是最终路线,是经过当局深思后划出的路线。
有业主此时建议何以当局一定要兴建至今未有任何人潮的默迪卡站?何不索性搬迁该站?祖基菲尤索夫回答,该站已作出最后定夺,以配合日后百层大楼“独立世代”的兴建。
乐安酒店业主·林月娇:勿毁具历史价值建筑
问答环节火花四射,其中传至第四代人的乐安酒店业主林月娇更扬言,他们将反对到底,甚至上诉至首相署也在所不惜。
她强调,苏丹街与毗邻的茨厂街是我国文化遗产之一,更是大马华社的象征,当局应再三考虑清楚,要发展并不意味着要“毁灭”具历史价值的建筑物。
“一旦拆除了我们的‘唐人街’,他日也同样可以拆除‘小印度’!”
她同时质疑,当局如何对这些文化遗产作出估价?
祖基菲尤索夫回答说,当局并非蓄意破坏这些文化遗产,事实上坐落在茨厂街的受影响单位只有3个单位,方贵伦这时纠正后者,指共有8个单位受影响,包括有83年历史的玉壶轩点心楼。


(吉隆坡11日讯)苏丹街34个单位地段被征用兴建捷运系统计划势在必行,惟业主坚持不让步,扬言要上诉至首相署,以捍卫历经四代人的百年老店!
与茨厂街毗邻的苏丹街34个单位业主自上月收到土地局及矿物局来信,通知即将征用部分地段兴建捷运计划的地下隧道后,即刻引起当地业主反弹,多次拉横幅表达反对立场。
国家基建公司星期四上午邀请受影响单位业主及武吉免登区国会议员方贵伦出席汇报会,向业主讲解命名为“中央艺术坊站”的捷运系统规划。
根据双溪毛糯加影捷运系统计划,武吉免登选区将建有4个捷运站,包括中央艺术坊、默迪卡、武吉免登区、及人民巴刹,而受影响的苏丹街老店,将建地下捷运站。
巴生车站、宏愿广场及UDA Ocean也被纳入被征用土地范围之一。
以公众安全为大前提
国家基建公司集团董事祖基菲尤索夫首先在汇报会上解释,双溪毛糯加影捷运系统计划31个站中,有7个站将兴建底下隧道,包括建在苏丹街的中央艺术坊站。
他解释,根据土地征用法令,当局进行任何地下隧道工程时,必须征用地面上附近的土地,这一切都以公众安全为大前提。
“根据《1965年国家土地法令》第44(1)(a)条文阐明,政府所征土地涵盖该地段地上及地下空间。”
他指出,基于安全理由,当地下捷运站和轨道的建筑工程在进行时,必须拆除地面上的建筑物,以免工程造成地陷,导致建筑物崩塌酿成悲剧。
“为了大众公共交通设施和便利,部分涉及的业主须作出牺牲。”
展览期间未召集汇报 业主炮轰基建公司
业主狂轰当局在为期3个月的捷运系统计划路线图展览期间,不曾召集受影响业主进行汇报会,以致他们无法及时回馈意见,表达反对立场。
祖基菲尤索夫说,当局早已在2月至5月期间,在各处展出捷运系统计划路线图,并前后收集7000份意见书,并指当局有针对这些意见作出一些修改,包括位于加影的一些路线图。
此话一出,即刻有业主炮轰当局在展示期间,不曾派人向当地业主讲解,有业主指本身甚至前后三次前往展示厅,向柜台人员查询却不得要领,反指示她写下意见回馈即可。
国家基建公司集团董事·祖基菲尤索夫:路底狭窄被逼征地
祖基菲尤索夫指出,中央艺术坊站的捷运路线主要衔接至默迪卡站,若按照业主建议绕道兴建,恐将涉及更多店铺,技术上及安全考量上也不允许兴建90度大转弯的隧道。
“如果改道使用苏丹街后方空地或政府地,绕过苏丹街及茨厂街店铺,我们的轨道在经过车站后就要来一个90度急转弯,然后再一次转回默迪卡站,并不是理想的设计。”
他说,地底隧道要兴建来回两条轨道,除了2条轨道本身的宽度,还包括轨道之间及轨道旁的缓冲区,大约需要20公尺空间。
“我们尽量把轨道设计在苏丹街大路底下,避免涉及到更多的店铺,惟有关路段狭窄,才无可避免必须征用土地。”
配合“独立世代”
他强调,目前路线图已经是最终路线,是经过当局深思后划出的路线。
有业主此时建议何以当局一定要兴建至今未有任何人潮的默迪卡站?何不索性搬迁该站?祖基菲尤索夫回答,该站已作出最后定夺,以配合日后百层大楼“独立世代”的兴建。
乐安酒店业主·林月娇:勿毁具历史价值建筑
问答环节火花四射,其中传至第四代人的乐安酒店业主林月娇更扬言,他们将反对到底,甚至上诉至首相署也在所不惜。
她强调,苏丹街与毗邻的茨厂街是我国文化遗产之一,更是大马华社的象征,当局应再三考虑清楚,要发展并不意味着要“毁灭”具历史价值的建筑物。
“一旦拆除了我们的‘唐人街’,他日也同样可以拆除‘小印度’!”
她同时质疑,当局如何对这些文化遗产作出估价?
祖基菲尤索夫回答说,当局并非蓄意破坏这些文化遗产,事实上坐落在茨厂街的受影响单位只有3个单位,方贵伦这时纠正后者,指共有8个单位受影响,包括有83年历史的玉壶轩点心楼。



Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Documentary on heritage,vintage,history, antique, festivals of Penang

Yellow Pictures Sdn Bhd produced a series of cultural documentary on Malaysian Chinese. The documentary has been supported by and air via Astro AEC. The documentary explore heritage , vintage, history, antique , cultural of Malaysian Chinese in Malaysia. DVD Collections are now released.

The DVD documentary series in Mandarin version with English and Malay subtitle. Despite with English and Malay subtitle. It is a bit difficult for non-Chinese educated people to view the series. I hereby share my guide for non-Chinese educated people to watch the series.

In conjunction with anniversary of Penang being declare World heritage site tomorrow (7 July 2011). We start our review on documentary series that cover Penang's ( Pulau Pinang ) heritage, history, vintage, antique and festivals for those who passionate about above and tourist.

<Malaysia My Home>

Episode 9

For those who non- Chinese educated. We encourage you to start with Episode 9 of <Malaysia My Home> (pic above). Especially for those who passionate about heritage,vintage, antique and history. This is because the documentary in such Episode interview a Baba-Nyonya. Baba-Nyonya are descendants of late 15th and 16th-century Malaysian Chinese. Due to the fact that they were mostly English educated, some lost the ability to speak Chinese. Their native speaking or mother tongue are English. Thus, they speck English rather than Chinese. Thus, non-Chinese educated people able to understand what she speak and won't get bore. The Episode also interview  Teresa Capol, an Indian lady who passionate about heritage, vintage and antique collection regardless of race. Thus, a large part of the Episode 9 converse in English. It seem those non-Chinese speaking are more passionate in preserving our Chinese heritage. They are activists behind Penang Heritage Trust.The Penang Heritage Trust is an organisation set up to promote the conservation of Penang's heritage and to foster greater awareness of the history and heritage of Penang. This episode also features Penang Heritage Trust. Teresa Capol also operate Edelweiss Café, Edelweiss Cafe provide "good food and drink in heritage environment". The cafe house a little museum which can be view if owner is not busy. The cafe house a lot of Teresa Capol vintage & antique collection. You able to watch Edelweiss Cafe in the Episode. Teresa Capol also bring us to visit Lorong Kulit  (off Dato Keramat Road)http://youtu.be/VqS75T62dlg in the documentary, a Flea market where you can shop for your vintage & antigue collection at bargain price at Georgetown, Penang. The Episode also features Tan Yeow Wooi 陳耀威, an architect, who passionate and specialise in restroring heritage building, A Sketches artists, and another heritage tour guide at Penang Heritage Trust Lim Sheau Fung.

Episode 10

The second episode we recommended for non-Chinese educated is Episode 10. Episode 10 features Chew Jetty, one of the Clan jetties, is part of Penang heritage trail. The Clan jetties are named after the last name of the residence. The Clan jetties consist of eight jetties, named after their surnames, “Lim”, “Chew” “Tan”, “Lee”, “Yeoh”, “Koay”, “Peng Aun” and Mixed Clans. Clan Jetties, is a very unique lifestyle in Penang, and it has long been a living heritage, especially those built along Weld Quay of Georgetown. Chew Jetty still remains as the largest water village among the rest.Riding on the city’s successful listing as a Unesco World Heritage Site, a Weld Quay clan jetty resident here has initiated a homestay programme for tourists to experience life on the famous waterfront settlement.

Other part of <Malaysia My Home> explores the customs, religious beliefs and education backgrounds of Malaysian Chinese.

Unfortunately, other episode in the DVD not related to Penang ( Pulau Pinang ), We will write a review on other episode later. Now. Let see another DVD in the series related to Penang ( Pulau Pinang ).

<My Roots>

The second DVD series that relatd to Penang is <My Roots>. This is more on Festival in Penang ( Pulau Pinang ). Penang is one of the most colourful places , in terms of its wealth of culture. Due to its racial mix, there is always a festival happening around the corner.  The above DVD <My Roots> features 3 festival in Penang usually around Jan & Feb each years.

Episode 7 Hokkien New Year at Chew Jetty

There is a saying that states you have not truly experienced Chinese New Year until you have celebrated it in Penang. The reason behind this is because Penangites celebrate Hokkien New Year in addition to Chinese New Year. You must be thinking – what? Hokkien New Year? How is this different from Chinese New Year? Basically, Hokkien New Year is celebrated on the 9th day of Chinese New Year. The Hokkien New Year is to celebrate the day when the Hokkiens escaped mistreatment by ruthless army in ancient China by seeking refuge in a sugarcane plantations. The Hokkiens emerged unharmed on the 9th day of Chinese New Year, and it was then considered as new year for the Hokkiens.

The 9th day of Chinese New Year also coincides with the birthday of the Jade Emperor of Heaven (Thni Kong Seh). The Hokkien community in Penang celebrates Thni Kong Seh around midnight on the eighth day, by praying to the Jade Emperor of Heaven (or Thee kong – translated as “king of the heavens”). While most homes would have their own celebration and prayers, the largest celebration was in Chew Jetty.
The Chew Jetty has one of the biggest community Thni Kong Seh celebration in Penang. The celebration was held on the eighth day of the Chinese New Year , and started from around 8pm to midnight. Episode 7 of <My Roots> features how Chew Jetty celebrate Hokkien New Year, a tourist attraction.

Episode 8 Chap Goh Meh & Tua Pek Kong Float Procession In Penang

Chap Goh Meh is the last day of the Chinese New Year in Penang.
Chap Goh Meh is also known as the Lantern festival although it should not be confused with the Moon Festival (Mid Autumn Festival), which is also known as the Lantern Festival. Chap Goh Meh ends the 15 days of the Chinese New Year and in Penang, with its large Chinese population it is always a big celebration. Penang 'Tua Pek Kong' Float Procession during Chinese Valentine Day (Chap Goh Meh) organised by Poh Hock Seah Temple.

Episode 4 : Malaysian Chinese in involvement in celebration of  Thaipussam.

The Penang Thaipusam is notably the biggest Indian Festival in Malaysia. The other popular location is Batu Caves, in Kuala Lumpur. Most tourist I talked to, planned their holidays to Penang to join in this colorful celebration.

You have to witness this grand pilgrimage of Hindus coming from all states of Malaysia during Penang Thaipusam. Not excluding the other races, they can be seen carrying trays with coconut, vibuthis (holy ashes) and flowers to offer to Lord Muruga.


The Penang Thaipusam is notably the biggest Indian Festival in Malaysia. The other popular location is Batu Caves, in Kuala Lumpur. Most tourist planned their holidays to Penang to join in this colorful celebration.

You have to witness this grand pilgrimage of Hindus coming from all states of Malaysia during Penang Thaipusam. Not excluding the other races, they can be seen carrying trays coconut, vibuthis (holy ashes) and flowers to offer to Lord Muruga.

Documentary DVD <My Roots>. features few malaysian Chinese, who celebrate Thaipussam, an indian festival. This is a mix of cultural between Chinese and Indian. One Malaysia already happen. Malaysia, truely asia..

The above two DVD in Mandarin (Chinese) with English & Malay subtitle, available at Popular book store in Malaysia. Overseas buyer can email to us or visit our various web store link available at our Facebook.






Monday, 4 July 2011

Our feedback and proposal for Ipoh Master Plan 2020年怡保发展大蓝图

Our company's CEO has submitted two feedback on Ipoh Draft Local Plan 2020 as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme to contribute back to the community. Our first feedback and proposal submitted before the deadline on 23 Aug 2010. After the deadline has been extended for another one month. We have submitted our second feedback and proposal before the final deadline on 22 Sept 2010. Our CEO has attended a Public Hearing on 3 May 2011. Despite mentioned as Public Hearing. Our CEO only allowed to went in alone to face a Panel of Committee headed by State financial officer Datuk Jamaluddin Al-Amini Ahmad.

Below are our feedback at Public Hearing as follow:

Below are our first feedback and proposal submitted before 23 Aug 2010:

1) BP2 Station 18 Pengkalan - Bandar Botani

There is a lot of investor from Perak who invest in Sabah and Vice-Verse, Example of public listed company are MHC (5026) Which invest in Cepat (8982) and TSH (9059) which invest in Ekowood (5091). There are many private company within the states which do the same. However, there is no direct flight between Sabah and Perak. We proposed a direct flight between Ipoh and Sabah so that investor from Manjong District of Perak do not required to go to KLIA to take flight to Sabah and Vice-Verse to make Ipoh airport more lively.

Follow Up : In response to question from The Star on 23 March 2011. Sabah Cheif Minister Datuk Musa Aman has stated that in the very near future, direct flights between Sabah and Perak will happen.

2) BP2 Station 18 Pengkalan - Bandar Botani

We suggest that the proposed LRT system has to be connected to Manjung District, which is the most prosperous district in Perak. This also can move the Navy personal base in Lumut to come to Ipoh to make Ipoh more lively.

Follow Up : Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir has requested Transport Minister to carry out a study on the feasibility of having a train service between Ipoh and Lumut on 20 September 2010.  Approximately one month after our proposal. On 27 September 2010 Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said  Ministry has begun a preliminary study on the proposed rail service between Ipoh and Lumut.

3) BP4 Medan Ipoh - Bercham - Tasek - Tanjung Rambutan

Proposed LRT system should have a connection between Bercham - Tasek and Ipoh KTMB Railway station to bring in University student of University Tunku Abdul Rahman in Kampar to shopping hub in Ipoh. There is already a Electric Train Services currently betwen Ipoh and KL which pass by Kampar. Student of University Tunku Abdul Rahman from Kampar able to take the Electric Train Services to Ipoh but the public transport between Ipoh raiway station and major shopping hub in Ipoh are not that convenient

4) BP6 Meru - Jelapang - Silibin - Menglembu

Ipoh contribute about 60% of shoe export and production in Malaysia. However, There is no Fashion & Shoe industrial Cluster under Ipoh Master Plan 2020. We proposed Falim and Menglembu become Fashion & Shoe industrial cluster, rather than Falim amd Menglembu become Engineering & Welding industrial Cluster under Ipoh Master Plan 2020. We feel that Pengkalan Industrial area are more suitable for Engineering and Welding Cluster as, metal, steel, iron foundry and machinery industry at Pengkalan Industrial area are competitive and able to export to other country like Indonesia.

Follow Up : On 10 Feb 2011, The city council has offered a 10.5ha plot land in the Pengkalan Industrial Area here for the Ipoh Shoe City Project.

Below are our second feedback and proposal submitted before 22 Sept 2010 as follow:

5) BP2 Station 18 - Pengkalan - Bandar Botani

 Ipoh Master Plan 2020 proposed that Pengkalan Industrial area become Food industry Cluster. We feel that the whole Ipoh or even whole Perak state are Food industrial Cluster as we have soy sauce, edible oil, Ipoh white coffee and various other food manufacturer in Ipoh and Perak. Thus, we feel that Food industrial Cluster not necessary in Ipoh.

6) BP2 Station 18 - Pengkalan - Bandar Botani
We suggest Pengkalan Industrial Area become wholesaler and warehousing cluster. Pengkalan Industrial Area do not lack of wholeseller like Mau Dan and Xin Loong. The cluster can go as far as Simpang Pulai. Two MNC, both Tesco and GCH (Giant) have invested more than RM60million each in Simpang Pulai to set up Distribution Centre for Fresh Food due to it close proximity of it with Cameron Highland. Government Agency State Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (FAMA) also set up National Food Terminal (Teman) in Simpang Pulai. Thus, we proposed Pengkalan Industrial Area together with Simpang Pulai to become Wholesaler and Warehousing Cluster. Together with Fashion & Shoe Industrial Cluster, which will included Shoe wholesaler. This will form a very strong industrial cluster in Ipoh.

Follow Up : FDI, Investor from China...Wenzhou  温州 also choose a place near Pengkalan Industrial area to set up a Trade Centre as at April 2011. Thus, Foreign Direct Investor also feel the potential of that area.

http://youtu.be/sm-TIoBPw_U

7) BP6 Meru - Jelapang - Silibin - Menglembu

We feel that Kedah Paddy Museum are very successful in attracting tourist to Kedah. We feel we should have one similar Museum in Ipoh or Perak to attract tourist. We proposed a Tin Mining Museum to be set up. And location should be at Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge. Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge is about to sink within 2 months and required RM360,000 to restore it and prevent it from sinking further.

 Documentary DVD series: "Malaysia, My Home 2". Explore live of Malaysian Chinese. Episode 10 featuring Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge, the person in charge and Perak Heritage Society. The DVDs are in Mandarin with English and Malay subtitled. This DVD available in major Popular bookstores in Malaysia

Outcome : State financial officer Datuk Jamaluddin Al-Amini Ahmad has rejected the above proposal immediately claiming that Tanjung Tualang was outside jurisdiction of Ipoh City Council

Follow Up : Senior State Executive Councilor of Perak Datuk Hamidah Osman announced that Perak state government has allocated RM3.5million to restore Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge few weeks after public hearing Nanyang Siang Pao feature Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge at it travel column .

8) BP6 Meru -Jelapang - Silibin - Menglembu

We proposed an Innovation University to be set up near Fashion & shoe industrial cluster and Ceramic industrial Cluster to transform Ipoh from Industrial economy to become knowledge economy or innovative economy.

Outcome : State financial officer Datuk Jamaluddin Al-Amini Ahmad also rejected this proposal immediately due to it high cost.

9) BP2 Station 18 - Pengkalan -Bandar Botani

We proposed Pengkalan Industrial Area together with Simpang Pulai to become second Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) hub in Ipoh, Perak, rather than Greentown announced earlier. This will encourage Tesco and GCH ( Giant), which has invested RM60million each to set up Distribution Centre in Simpang Pulai. To make this area become Shares Services Centre (SSC) for retail industry. And to become R&D centre for Retail industry developing Supply chain Management (SCM) system, Point of Sales (POS) system and Warehouse Management System (WMS). Ecommence industry company like us also able to get supply from wholesaler here.

Outcome : State financial officer Datuk Jamaluddin Al-Amini Ahmad also rejected the above proposal immediately claiming that I have conflict of interest to locate my own company in that area to apply for MSC status. As I am surprise they will reject the proposal. I become speechless. However,after the public hearing, I feel that both Tesco & GCH (Giant) have invested more than RM60 million each in that area but we did nothing to capitalize on their investment. Foreign Investor from China, Wenzhou also invest in that area.

http://youtu.be/sm-TIoBPw_U


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