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kayes



Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,545
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For 2010 onwards, Penang expects a huge influx of tourists/visitors, most of them arriving by sea. Pic shows protective fencing being put up along the sea wall at the Esplanade.
· Date: December 15, 2009 · Views: 17995 ·
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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,545
December 15, 2009 5:11am

http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/influx2.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,545
December 15, 2009 5:15am

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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,545
December 15, 2009 5:19am

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Orange

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 507
December 16, 2009 9:45am

Protective fencing ..... why? To prevent sfrom falling into the sea? IMHO this eye sore thing is blocking the beautiful view of sea. Well, it's only my own view. Sad
derrickab

Registered: August 2008
Location: England
Posts: 74
December 19, 2009 5:01pm

I HOPE THIS EYESORE IS ONLY TEMPORARY AS IT IS A LOVELY WALK ALONG THIS ESPLANADE.
davidyap

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 23
December 26, 2009 9:57am

This fence is terrible. Blocks sea view and fort Cornwallis & beaut heritage buildings. The place now looks like a prison, looking at these pics. Whats next, electrify the fence?
Norman Kelly

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 40
December 27, 2009 7:28pm

Greetings Kayes, Et Al,


No one seesms to have asked the obvious question, and that is, 'what are the fences in place for?' I myself am intrigued, as I agree with everyone's comments thus far, apart from your initial comments, 'Kayes' which it seems are mischievious!, please tell all.


Belated seasons greetings to all our fellow 'Penang Talk' bloggers from the UK, where it is presently snow covered abd freezing.


Cheers
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,545
December 29, 2009 3:08am

hi Norman, Derrick, David and Orange, sorry about the little prank I played :-) The fencing was for a motorcycle race that was recently held at the Esplanade, the Petronas Sprinta. One of my earlier pics on this thread showed a Petronas container with the word "Sprinta" and I thought this would give some of you a clue! Immediately after the race, the fencing was taken down.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/sprintapg.jpg
JimJoyce

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 58
December 29, 2009 9:00am

Fiendishly Clever Kayes.Your Propaganda Campaign to divert impending seaborne landgings by G.L.O.N.K(Georgetown Objective) to the Batu Ferhingi area,Almost worked,however agent number 5 alerted us to the plot.We have now withdrawn to further planning.


O.I.C Geriatric Lovers Of Nasi Kandar(Georgetown Objective)
davidyap

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 23
December 29, 2009 1:46pm

Touche! this must be Da Kayes Code; good one! Best R'grds
Orange

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 507
December 29, 2009 3:40pm

Hi Kayes,


Thanks for sharing those high quality race videos. Congratulations! The race commentator is excellent too.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,545
December 30, 2009 12:03pm

David, I read Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code in one sitting. It was so good that I couldn't put my PDA down as I was reading the eBook version. Then a month ago I bought the eBook version of his latest novel, the Lost Symbol and I am still ploughing through a couple of pages a day :-( The Lost Symbol is certainly not as exciting as the Da Vinci Code and all the descriptions of Masonic signs and symbols bore me as I am well versed with them. And here is something for you to decipher ..... if you connect all the last letters of each word in this message, you will get directions to hidden treasure in the Botanic Garden, Penang.


Jim, is Maxwell Smart the boss of Agent No:5?
JimJoyce

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 58
December 30, 2009 9:35pm

And loving it Kayes
JimJoyce

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 58
December 30, 2009 9:36pm

You Beca
Orange

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 507
January 1, 2010 9:31am

Hi Jim,


I was told during the 50's, some sexy and hot chicks in Ipoh went to work at night by beca or trishaws.
JimJoyce

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 58
January 1, 2010 10:19pm

Hi Orange,


I have 'Heard'of such practices,in fact I have also 'Heard'of some enterprising Ladies,in certain parts of the World,operating profitable businesses from such conveyances. Only 'Heard'though
derrickab

Registered: August 2008
Location: England
Posts: 74
January 2, 2010 4:53pm

Yeah you certainly had us worried there Kayes. I know that the Penang council pulls some stunts but this would have taken it to far.



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