One of only two Malaysian UNESCO biosphere reserves ‘in danger of losing status’

Tasik Chini, the lake that serves as one of only two Malaysian UNESCO biosphere reserves, is potentially losing its prestigious status, according to Professor Dr Mushrifah Idris, who works for its research center. The picturesque body of water is located on Malaysia’s east coast, in the Pekan district of Pahang state, and covers a space of 12,565-acres. ...

Urban development

PJ City Council: Business operators only have rented parking bays from until 6:30pm

PJ City Council: Business operators only have rented parking bays from until 6:30pm

Searching for street parking in heavily-trafficked areas is akin to somewhat of a hobby here in Kuala Lumpur, and if you – like us – like to do several rounds before you give...

Cry me a river: More monsoon rain woes for Kuala Lumpur over the weekend

Cry me a river: More monsoon rain woes for Kuala Lumpur over the weekend

How bad is the rain? Ah — have a look at your window right now if you’re in the Klang Valley, and we’re willing to wager it’s either raining, just rained,...

Bringing back the 90s: Mahathir hints that F1 could ‘maybe’ return to Malaysia

Bringing back the 90s: Mahathir hints that F1 could ‘maybe’ return to Malaysia

With a twinkle in his eye, and the smell of burning rubber on the track, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad hinted that there was a possibility of Formula 1 returning to...

Investigators allege Najib-era web of Chinese-backed projects used to pay off 1MDB

Investigators allege Najib-era web of Chinese-backed projects used to pay off 1MDB

According to reports in The Wall Street Journal, Malaysian investigators are now looking into a line of inquiry trying to prove that former Prime Minister Najib Razak used funds...

No-Jek: Transport Minister says no plans to introduce motorcycle ride-hailing services

No-Jek: Transport Minister says no plans to introduce motorcycle ride-hailing services

Rider and passenger safety were listed as the number one priorities by Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook when considering bringing motorcycle ride-hailing services to...

ICYMI Rempits and Riders: Google Maps ‘motorcycle mode’ is live

ICYMI Rempits and Riders: Google Maps ‘motorcycle mode’ is live

Two weeks ago, in a blessing that motorcyclists didn’t know they needed, Google rolled out a new feature on Google Maps: Motorbike Mode. Here’s the thing. Riding on a...

READ: A former Malaysian minister on why cancelling the SG-KL railway is a big mistake

READ: A former Malaysian minister on why cancelling the SG-KL railway is a big mistake

It’s not unexpected for Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan to protest against the cancellation of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR) project. After all, he was the...

No steam ahead: PM Mahathir Mohamad is cancelling the SG-KL high-speed rail project

No steam ahead: PM Mahathir Mohamad is cancelling the SG-KL high-speed rail project

Leisurely 90-minute rides to and fro Kuala Lumpur to the developing Jurong East? Not anytime soon. Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has announced that Malaysia will be...

The Great RM4 million Bike Lane Debacle: Mayor says cycling path to be ‘re-audited’ amidst widespread complaint

The Great RM4 million Bike Lane Debacle: Mayor says cycling path to be ‘re-audited’ amidst widespread complaint

Kuala Lumpur’s RM4 million blue bike lanes (US$1,015,000) have done the unthinkable, they’ve got the city’s cyclists, motorbike riders, and drivers to all agree....


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Coconuts KL Urban development

Being a rapidly developing country, there’s always something being built in Malaysia. Whether it’s the new MRT project which is taking years (ugh!) or the ‘will they, won’t they’ construction of the third Penang Bridge, Malaysian urban welfare frequently dominates headlines and creates a huge hoo-ha among Malaysians. And this is where you’ll find said headlines. You’re welcome.