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Singapore Escape Theme Park

Point 1: Sim Leisure Consultant director of finance P.H. Chang said the Penang Department of Environment had declared the project to be eco-friendly.

“As such, it is does not need an EIA report,” he claimed.

Point 2: In October last year, the company signed a 60-year agreement with the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBA) Sdn Bhd to lease the 17ha land located downstream of the Teluk Bahang Dam.

Penang Department of Environment is under BN Federal Government or PR state government?

Lim Guan Eng is the chairman for Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBA) Sdn Bhd.

This kind of reasoning only can come out from an idiot. Where is solid waste and sewage from a few thousand visitors each day go? Where is the used water fron the park discharged?

Teluk Bahang water catchment jungle is a protected zone, leasing out reserved jungle which is critical for supplying enough unpolluted water to Teluk Bahang dam to a private company for theme park by the state government is totally unacceptable.

Based on what criteria, the project is qualified to be called eco-friendly?

Whether the project is eco-friendly or not, an EIA must be conducted first before the Department jumps to its conclusion.

Lim Guan Eng is the first one to oppose such project if he were opposition.

Concern over theme park site

By DAVID TAN

GEORGE TOWN: The location of the proposed RM120mil Escape Theme Park Resort is causing worries to environmentalists as it is near three greenery zones – the Teluk Bahang Forest Reserve, Penang National Park and the Teluk Bahang Dam.

Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) advisor Kanda Kumar said photographs of the project site appeared to show that the theme park was located below a foothill and close to the dam, forest reserve and the national park.

The park resort is located on a 17ha site in Teluk Bahang.

“So far, it is not clear if a proper environmental impact assessment (EIA) report has been done to ensure that the project will not cause soil erosion or damage the dam, the forest reserve and the national park.

“Such an EIA report should have been made public before the project was awarded and approved,” he said.

The first phase of the Escape Theme Park, to be located on a 6.8ha site, is scheduled to start work soon and expected to be completed in 2013.

The theme park, when fully completed in six years, is claimed to be able to generate economic benefits for some 6,000 people involved in the services industry and supply chain business.

The Escape Theme Park is being developed by Sim Leisure Consultant Sdn Bhd.

Penang Institute (formerly Socio-Eoconomic Research Institute) senior research fellow Datuk Dr Goh Ban Lee said the theme park should not be too close to the dam, reserve park and national park.

“A theme park in Teluk Bahang will bring more cars to the island, which is already facing traffic congestion problems.

“A good location for a theme park is Seberang Prai, which will boost tourism for the mainland,” he said.

Sim Leisure Consultant director of finance P.H. Chang said the Penang Department of Environment had declared the project to be eco-friendly.

“As such, it is does not need an EIA report,” he claimed.

Sim Leisure managing director Sim Choo Kheng said there would be five main components to the park, comprising three phases that would take six years to complete.

This will involve the development of a water theme park, fun hotels, activity park, animal farm and jungle adventure.

“This will be a prototype project.

“There will be minimal impact on the environment and we will try to use as much recycled material as possible,” Sim said.

In October last year, the company signed a 60-year agreement with the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBA) Sdn Bhd to lease the 17ha land located downstream of the Teluk Bahang Dam.

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Bojingles says:

nkkhoo comments based on hear say (from 3rd force or BN ?)

i see the actual account from youtube, judge that yourself ok ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xs89CN7rbc

nkkhoo says:

I get many stories from Chinese papers which are more neutral than Malay and English papers. Not located in the forest reserves does not mean the EIA can be exempted.

Thing makes me sick is LGE and his gang changed 180 degree when they are in the government.

Howard says:

Chinese papers are also bn-controlled, in order to keep lesen.

nkkhoo says:

Relative to Malay and English papers. Chinese readers will boycott them if they become BN mouthpiece.

Salleh Jamari says:

Penang deserves its own theme park.
No need to travel to Bkt Merah or Sunway Lagoon.
A good plan for rakyat.

nkkhoo says:

Balik Pulau or Teleh Kumar is a better place for new theme park.

Take away Teluk Bahang water catchment is unforgivable and abuse of power.

Wajib says:

What about those development in Iskandar Johor?

OK for bn to do so?

nkkhoo says:

Stop giving comparison with BN, it’s insult to be another BN for any political party.