While passing by Lebuhraya Langkawi sometime ago, I stopped to look at what this old signboard was saying. I read in horror and prayed that this will not happen at all.
Sometimes prayers do work and sometimes they don't...
Sadly, I am witnessing another 2% or more of Langkawi's green lung is being stripped away for another township. Where is this location?
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Those bloody "San Tai Wong"!
Tractors cutting into the edge of the forest
This could be the company responsible for the development. From the outlook of the signboard, it looked the project was put on hold for awhile. And since the economic situation has recovered, the development continues.
What will they be building over there?
15 units of Two-storey offices and shoplots
48 units of single terrace house
81 units of double-storey house
10 units of two-storey twin house
16 units of double-storey house
Power lines on the siteReality sets in as population began to increase on the island, there goes Langkawi's natural heritage and her biodiversity.
On the other side of the story, ever since the implementation of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) program by the government, more lands on the hills and forest edge were sold to be cleared for building bungalows and villas.
An excerpt from The Star report:
Wednesday August 4, 2010
Association: Probe sale of Malay reserve land to foreigners
By IAN MCINTYRE
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