ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Penang split over transport infrastructure plan

Passengers on a bus in George Town, Penang. The state government wants to build an LRT system.

GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia -- Behind the hoardings of the abandoned colonial-era market at Sia Boey in George Town, capital of Malaysia's Penang state, two workers are digging a hole close to an old canal overlooked by a terrace of derelict shop-houses.

Sia Boey lies on the border of George Town's World Heritage-listed old city, and is at the center of an increasingly acrimonious battle over a 46 billion ringgit ($10.9 billion) Penang state government plan to modernize the state's transport network.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more