Monday, January 9, 2012

Penang Theme Park Addendum

I have received a few comments on my previous post about the theme park to be built in Penang. I must apologize for my lack of sensitivity in this article. I admit that I was extremely concerned about the impact on the environment and the local infrastructure, while ignoring the benefits to the local economy. I agree that this project will bring much needed jobs to Penang and will offer these benefits even after the project is completed. And yes I was commenting on expensive condos being developed. I should have pointed out that these condos are being built for foreigners like myself, even though I can't afford most of them. What I should have said was that these may be fine, but what should be built is affordable housing for local people. I also commented on the building of shopping malls, which many locals cannot afford to shop in. Personally I enjoy shopping at local shoplots , where I can find cheaper prices and a wider range of products. Even though I am an expat, I really do feel that what should be done in Penang, should be done for the benefit of the locals and not for expats. These are only MY opinions and not everyone will agree, and I do welcome other opinions and viewpoints.

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