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Second Penang bridge to be ready on Nov 8

September 18th, 2013 Leave a comment

LED decorative lights and firework displays lighting up the second penang bridge during the Malaysia Day celebrations.

The second Penang bridge is scheduled to be completed on Nov 8 as agreed between the concessionaire, Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB), and the Federal Government.

JKSB public relations and communications deputy manager Azizi Azizan said the bridge was initially expected to be completed in September, two months ahead of schedule, but the collapse of its ramp at the Batu Maung interchange on June 6 held it back.

To date, the bridge is 98% complete.

“Construction work at the Batu Maung interchange is expected to be completed on Oct 8,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters at the main navigational span of the bridge on Sunday night where 204 street lights along a 3km stretch were switched on to commemorate Malaysia Day.

Members of the media were also treated to a buffet meal on the bridge.

LED decorative lights along the side of the bridge, over a distance of 2.3km, were also switched on while a 10-minute fireworks display began at 10.45pm.

The RM4.5bil second bridge, spanning 24km with 16.9km over the sea, links Batu Kawan on the mainland with Batu Maung on the island.

Source: StarProperty.my

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  1. condomana
    September 18th, 2013 at 11:41 | #1

    Very nice bridge. Hmm…did we have to give away land to developer in exchange for building this bridge?…:)

    Trading/selling/exchanging big tracts of land on Penang island with developers has far reaching consequences. Example, Penang World City. Ivory bought the land from the state for RM 200++ /sqft, but after the so-called JV (I translate that as re-selling land to another developer), they are selling condos on those land that reflects a land price of RM600/sqft!! The state has essentially priced more people out of home ownership, and imported “shoebox” apartments onto Penang…:)

    And as we speak, the state is now planning to trade land in tanjung tokong/gurney drive with Mainland chinese developer for building a tunnel. Are we going to price even more people out of home ownership in Penang then? Would we end up selling all our prime properties to those rich and LOUD mainland chinese? An influx of these chinese would certainly set us back 20 years in social culture!..:)

    And at the end of the day, do we really even need the tunnel? Do we need more traffic on the roads? Can the state even handle it? After seeing how things are done for PulauTikus one-way street conversion, i’d say NO!!..:)

  2. Steve
    September 18th, 2013 at 15:35 | #2

    will this bridge be ok, or will it fall down when cars get on it

  3. Tan
    September 18th, 2013 at 15:49 | #3

    To the contrary, i’d say YES to tunnel and highway. If mainland chinese really show interest in Penang property, I don’t think they will wait for the new tunnel. They will grab whatever in good location now, it is too cheap for them.

    Again, property market should be determined by market force, not manipulated by any party to their advantage. If Korean or Japanese or Chinese want to buy en-bloc, I don’t see any reason to stop them.

  4. Tan
    September 18th, 2013 at 15:50 | #4

    @Steve

    is that your question?

  5. Smiley
    September 18th, 2013 at 16:02 | #5

    @condomana
    Condom Mana, will that calling LOUD Mainland Chinese makes you a proud person. Technically, you are very immature and uneducated. What makes you think that mainlander do not deserve the Tunnel, not all mainlander are poor or loud, just becoz you have a mindset that think you are more superior than others. Pity you..

  6. taipan
    September 18th, 2013 at 17:42 | #6

    Jelutong Expresswayby IJM is a very successful example of the barter trade of landfill for highway. Credits should be given to the Gerakan Party.

    Kudos to the DAP Party. Chief Minister Mr. Lim Guan Eng is planning to built the 6.5km Gurney Drive-Bagan Ajam undersea tunnel project. On July 4th, 2013, State opposition leader Datuk Jahara Hamid (BN-Teluk Air Tawar) said the state Barisan “tidak bantah” (had no objections) to the proposed project. She said it would be an added attraction in the state as it will be the first of its kind in the country.

    For people living in Georgetown, this is the fastest way to cross to the mainland (NOT mainland China). It would help easing the traffic jams from Georgetown to the Penang bridge.

  7. FTZ Penang
    September 18th, 2013 at 17:51 | #7

    @Tan
    Oh dear! Clearly you must be one of the lackeys for the Lim clowns who have certainly misguided the public into trusting them! Are you a member of the Red Bean Army? If you are, then you should be ashamed of yourself!

  8. Blabla
    September 18th, 2013 at 23:43 | #8

    FTZ Penang :
    @Tan
    Oh dear! Clearly you must be one of the lackeys for the Lim clowns who have certainly misguided the public into trusting them! Are you a member of the Red Bean Army? If you are, then you should be ashamed of yourself!

    You pro-BN? Why should one be ashamed if he embraces the opposition? Should you be ashamed of what you wrote?

  9. BoomBox
    September 19th, 2013 at 04:08 | #9

    @Smiley

    Smiley, i think you misunderstood condomana, i think the mainland chinese developer condomana referring to is developer from China (mainland chinese as in mandarin 中国大陆)
    lol

  10. lol
    September 19th, 2013 at 07:19 | #10

    Condomana from the Brezza strikes again!

    Just ignore him.

  11. Tan
    September 19th, 2013 at 10:29 | #11

    FTZ Penang :
    @Tan
    Oh dear! Clearly you must be one of the lackeys for the Lim clowns who have certainly misguided the public into trusting them! Are you a member of the Red Bean Army? If you are, then you should be ashamed of yourself!

    Oh dear, oh dear! I am surprised that you are so easily agitated and angered by other differences and preference. But I can’t help you if you need psychology doctor recommendation also.. sorry..

  12. Colleen
    September 19th, 2013 at 10:41 | #12

    Smiley, what Condomana mention here about mainland chinese here means China. They dont need a tunnel do they? Why would they… Relax ok…

  13. condomana
    September 19th, 2013 at 10:57 | #13

    @Smiley,

    Before you get all angry and defensive, please read my comment again, and again. If you still feel angry, let me know, I will then explain to you why you should not be…:)

    Nevertheless, I feel some sort of inferiority complex in you. Please be assured that those who live in Penang Mainland are never looked down upon by the islanders…:). I also feel a sense of wariness in you that those who oppose the building of tunnel did so with the intention of depriving the mainlanders of the pleasure of saving that 20 mins to reach Gurney Drive. Rest assured, sabotaging our comrades over the Penang Strait has never been part of the agenda.

  14. Tan
    September 19th, 2013 at 11:05 | #14

    @condomana

    Save only 20mins from mainland to Gurney Drive? Must be plenty of T&C to support your calculation.

  15. condomana
    September 19th, 2013 at 11:14 | #15

    @Tan,

    Ya lah. Because the traffic light at the exit of the tunnel to Gurney cannot handle the traffic volume mah, so jam inside tunnel loh. So the net time saved is not much. Furthermore, if the fume exhaust in the tunnel not working properly, you’d start to have people dying of CO2 in the tunnel while stuck in the jam…:)

  16. talk cok
    September 19th, 2013 at 11:41 | #16

    all talking shxt again? this is about 2nd bridge.. talk shxt on the tunnel for wat? mainland vs island again… holx shxt.. shut up pls.. let only those who are informative to comment instead of talking nonsense here

  17. condomana
    September 19th, 2013 at 12:12 | #17

    hi talk cok,

    OK loh. So angry for what? 2nd bridge done deal mah, so nothing much to debate liao. Sommo so nice, got built quite efficiently, and serving it’s purpose as a backup to the current bridge just in case something happens to the bridge. I just can’t wait to drive on it, so Steve, let me know ya after you tried it. I’ll go after you..;)

  18. Oo Hoot
    September 19th, 2013 at 12:19 | #18

    @Tan
    State government has misled the people enough. The previous state government is much much better. Do not be cheated by the Lim clowns

  19. K2
    September 19th, 2013 at 12:45 | #19

    @Oo Hoot

    Yea,agreed. Previous state Gov better coz they can built collapsible bridge and killed innocent citizen.

  20. appollo31
    appollo31
    September 19th, 2013 at 12:49 | #20

    Hi all. Sorry for out topic. Yes we really need tunnel. Bcos u stay in sg puyu for work in Pg gurney drive. Every I wasted all ny time & $ to cross bridge or Fxxx slow ferry. Do u think this us call productivity ? 1 yr I have to wasted all time & $. If u don’t believe. U can come to use Seberang jaya highway on weekday morning & evening. U will enjoy / love the traffic. Base on my 10yrs experience to these 2 roads. Majority traffic from the northern region more compare to those sounthern region. Second bridge still won’t help the traffic. Most worst in bayan lepas coastal highway. If toll same price. People will choose 1 bridge. Impossible g will set first bridge lower price. Let congratulation to those support BN for making alkyl cost up.

  21. condomana
    September 19th, 2013 at 13:34 | #21

    @appollo31,

    How long does it take for you to get from Sg Puyu to Gurney in the morning by Bridge? and by ferry?

    @taipan

    Jelutong Expressway is a very good example of the failure of building more roads to address traffic congestion issues. The more you build, the more cars you have on the roads, and you end up back in square one. Isn’t it ironic that you still have the same ol bloody jam along scotland rd during peak hours, after so much resources were put in to build JE!!..:) The chinese saying goes, “lam pah pah lan, cho boh lan”! And on top of that, air and noise pollution has been doubled if not tripled around these areas!

    We should by all means stop the culture of private car ownership, by providing an alternative of efficient, comfortable & environmental friendly public transport.

  22. condomana
    September 19th, 2013 at 13:51 | #22

    @K2, KY, Oo Hoot, Boh Hoot, Gigolo31,

    In my opinion, this is not about DAP or BN, it’s not about whether you can save a couple of ringgit a day on fuel, but it’s about what we can do for our future generation. Projects of such scale (which involve building express ways, reclaim big tracts of land, selling real estates to foreigners etc) have far reaching consequences than anyone can imagine today.

    You choose a gov not to have them telling you what you should do, but you choose one so that they will go and execute what the Rakyat think is best for them.

  23. Chris
    September 19th, 2013 at 15:55 | #23

    There’s only 3 “Comment Guidelines” below this box. Seems like two of them is being broken…

    Aaanywayy… Regarding traffic, the government need to try to remove all the bottle necks on the island, and also force everyone to obey traffic rules. There’s too many drivers on the road that just doesn’t follow rules.

  24. HUAT
    September 19th, 2013 at 16:13 | #24

    @Chris
    3 simple rules, 2 already broken. What makes you think Errand drivers will obey traffic rules? Sure many will be broken. What a joke huh? Hahaha..
    Too bad, alot of forumers can read but cannot understand simple guidelines.

  25. condomana
    September 20th, 2013 at 11:03 | #25

    Ay? 2 rules broken but still no censorship?…:)

  26. luo
    September 21st, 2013 at 22:22 | #26

    agreed previous gove has plan to increase bridge toll after 2nd bridge completed@K2

  27. blind
    September 23rd, 2013 at 13:01 | #27

    appollo31 :Hi all. Sorry for out topic. Yes we really need tunnel. Bcos u stay in sg puyu for work in Pg gurney drive. Every I wasted all ny time & $ to cross bridge or Fxxx slow ferry. Do u think this us call productivity ? 1 yr I have to wasted all time & $. If u don’t believe. U can come to use Seberang jaya highway on weekday morning & evening. U will enjoy / love the traffic. Base on my 10yrs experience to these 2 roads. Majority traffic from the northern region more compare to those sounthern region. Second bridge still won’t help the traffic. Most worst in bayan lepas coastal highway. If toll same price. People will choose 1 bridge. Impossible g will set first bridge lower price. Let congratulation to those support BN for making alkyl cost up.

    u think tunnel will free toll

  28. PK LU LU
    September 26th, 2013 at 21:29 | #28

    Who want to go Gurney n Paragon anymore as mainland will have 4 more new shopping mall before tunnel project is complete???

    1.)Sunway Carnival Extension at car park area.
    2.) Opposite Megamall; Bellview shopping mall.
    3.) Harbour Place shopping mall by PJD.
    4.) Bagan Ajam Shopping Mall.

    Rentable area for the above mall will be much more bigger n luxury then Paragon n Gurney.
    Island people will come over mainland using the tunnel that time.

    IJM Mall n PWC mall by ivory in Island???
    U all wait long long n see what the developer said later???
    Mall in Island was over supply as main customer now’s day mainly from Kedah n Mainland on weekend.

  29. PK LU LU
    September 26th, 2013 at 22:08 | #29

    Should mainland lang reject tunnel project, Not “Island Ginna”!!!凸。

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