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Old July 11th, 2007, 02:41 PM   #81
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give back the freeport status (transfered to Langkawi) and Penang will develop itself...Abu Dhabi and UAE has different political structures where they are their own authorities but unite under one UAE flag. Malaysia is different.

But good idea. i always think the same way too...
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Old July 12th, 2007, 02:46 AM   #82
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Can Penang become the "Abu Dhabi" of Malaysia ?

Im really tired that all the focus is always into KL and it seems like Malaysia fails to create a strong and worldly-known second city right next to KL

Penang has it all-- tonnes of skyscrapies, touristic sites, great food, hardworking populations

So i dont see anything against Penang to be turned into something like Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi with ppl around 400 000 already become a global super-developed city of UAE ; it has its own airlines Etihad and extremely famous and grand structures like Emirates Palace etc. so I wish Penang to become more than that
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 12:42 PM   #83
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With this news, there will be no new city status granted in Sabah and Sarawak, as other towns in that area do not meet 500,000 populations and RM 100 million revenue...in Peninsula, i think got a few contenders for that...

Source : http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story...219&sec=nation

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City status raised to meet int'l standards
By MAZWIN NIK ANIS


PUTRAJAYA: City status will now be given to local authorities which manage a population of 500,000 people and with an annual income of RM100mil, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

The Deputy Prime Minister said the standard for city status was raised so that cities in Malaysia are of international standard, adding that the new ruling would apply to local authorities submitting applications to upgrade to city status this year.

Previously, a local authority with revenue totalling RM80mil a year and 300,000 people to look after could apply for city status with the Housing and Local Government Ministry.

"We are doing this as there are international standards and evaluation that need to be considered. However, the committee has the power to consider applications which may not meet the two criteria, especially if the local authorities are managing areas within or near state capitals," he said.

The Deputy Prime Minister was speaking to reporters Tuesday after chairing the Local Government National Council meeting. Also present was Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Ong Ka Chuan.

Najib also reminded the local authorities to continue to work on improving its efficiency, particularly in making its process and procedure easier for its customers.

He said Malaysia's position in "world ranking in doing business" had improved from 23rd position in 2006 to 19th position last year, adding that the upward trend was also due to positive changes in the efficiency of local authorities' delivery system.

"There is still room for improvement and I hope that local authorities continue to find ways to make positive changes so that our position in the international area will also be improved," he said.

Najib also directed local authorities to be more "serious" in planting shady trees and landscaping, not only to beautify their area but also to provide the people with a better quality of life.

He said the meeting agreed that a key performance indicator should be formulated to gauge progress made by local authorities in this activity. He added that a guideline that was already in place should be used to ensure better results.


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Old June 3rd, 2008, 04:19 PM   #84
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List of Per Capita Income by AsiaWeek

average income US$

1. Tokyo: 44,921.58
2. Osaka: 39,234.79
3. Fukuoka: 35,043.99
4. Singapore: 24,337.59
5. Kuala Lumpur: 23,198.90
6. Kaohsiung: 22,422.76
7. Bangkok: 22,140.09
8. Taipei: 19,080.02
9. Georgetown: 15,462.92
10. Bandar Seri Begawan: 15,207.39

11. Hong Kong: 13,780.65* (*Average Salary)
12. Metro Manila: 13,549.65
13. Seoul: 12,714.53
14. Cebu City: 10,902.30
15. Pusan: 10,236.29
16. Davao City: 9,306.40
17. Kuching: 8,563.14
18. Macau: 8,259.81
=19. Islamabad: 7,665.11
=19. Jakarta: 7,665.11

20. Guangzhou: 7,107.12
21. Karachi: 6,961.73
22. Beijing: 6,097.99
23. Shanghai: 5,985.81
24. Chiang Mai: 4,723.22
25. Ho Chi Minh: 3,793.20
27. Surabaya: 3,389.74
28. Hanoi: 3,270.00
29. Kathmandu: 3,254.90
30. Chongqing: 2,834.31

31. Bandung: 2,680.26
32. Colombo: 2,608.91
33. Bombay: 2,515.50
34. Delhi: 2,128.08
35. Vientiane: 1,776.00
36. Bangalore: 1,467.20
37. Phnom Penh: 1,377.00
38. Dhaka: 839.80
39. Chittagong: 798.00
40. Yangon: 155.85

I got this piece of information from traPPed, a forumer here........
but I'm not quite sure which year this was published.........
I'm actually quite surprise to see Georgetown was high in the list......
unfortunately now I'm pretty sure quite a number of cities in Asia have surpass Georgetown in terms of Per Capita Income......

and the funny thing is that Georgetown is the only one which is not a city (well according to our government) in the top ten list"
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Old June 4th, 2008, 03:12 AM   #85
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I think the currency is in RM and not USD.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 07:02 AM   #86
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I think the currency is in RM and not USD.
average income US$
maybe it's GDP.......but then Seoul and Hong Kong should be much higher
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Old June 4th, 2008, 07:05 AM   #87
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I think the currency is in RM and not USD.
average income US$
maybe it's GDP per capita.......but then the numbers for Seoul and Hong Kong seems way too low for me
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Old June 4th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #88
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Source : http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story...622&sec=nation

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Seremban won’t be declared a city next year
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SEREMBAN: The state government's target to have Seremban declared a city on Sept 9 next year has been deferred following a decision by the Local Government National Council on Tuesday to raise the standards for city status.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said the state government would not be able to meet the new 500,000 population required under the new ruling.

"We have submitted a proposal to merge the Seremban and Nilai municipal councils because by doing so we would have a population of 470,000. Still this isn't enough to meet the 500,000 people required," he said.

The previous requirement was only 300,000 inhabitants.

Mohamad said the state government would have no problems with the other new requirement which stated that before being considered for city status, a local authority should have an annual revenue of RM100mil.

Prior to this, it was RM80mil.

Mohamad said the state government would go ahead and submit its city status application once the Seremban and Nilai municipal councils merger was approved as the Local Government National Council was empowered to consider applications that did not meet the two criteria.

"We would also make sure that the state capital had an excellent public transport network, public and private institutions of higher learning and other basic amenities, among others, before we submit our application.

"We are keeping our fingers crossed that Seremban would be declared a city in two years’ time," he said.


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Old June 5th, 2008, 05:45 AM   #89
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i wonder if those "undeserving" cities will continue to be cities???
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Old June 5th, 2008, 07:21 AM   #90
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i wonder if those "undeserving" cities will continue to be cities???
It is obvious, but unlikely to be demoted, because new requirement is for those cities that submit their bid for city status for this year.....

But still, we all know which "city" place that do not have population of 500,000....
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List of Per Capita Income by AsiaWeek

average income US$

1. Tokyo: 44,921.58
2. Osaka: 39,234.79
3. Fukuoka: 35,043.99
4. Singapore: 24,337.59
5. Kuala Lumpur: 23,198.90
6. Kaohsiung: 22,422.76
7. Bangkok: 22,140.09
8. Taipei: 19,080.02
9. Georgetown: 15,462.92
10. Bandar Seri Begawan: 15,207.39

11. Hong Kong: 13,780.65* (*Average Salary)
12. Metro Manila: 13,549.65
13. Seoul: 12,714.53
14. Cebu City: 10,902.30
15. Pusan: 10,236.29
16. Davao City: 9,306.40
17. Kuching: 8,563.14
18. Macau: 8,259.81
=19. Islamabad: 7,665.11
=19. Jakarta: 7,665.11

20. Guangzhou: 7,107.12
21. Karachi: 6,961.73
22. Beijing: 6,097.99
23. Shanghai: 5,985.81
24. Chiang Mai: 4,723.22
25. Ho Chi Minh: 3,793.20
27. Surabaya: 3,389.74
28. Hanoi: 3,270.00
29. Kathmandu: 3,254.90
30. Chongqing: 2,834.31

31. Bandung: 2,680.26
32. Colombo: 2,608.91
33. Bombay: 2,515.50
34. Delhi: 2,128.08
35. Vientiane: 1,776.00
36. Bangalore: 1,467.20
37. Phnom Penh: 1,377.00
38. Dhaka: 839.80
39. Chittagong: 798.00
40. Yangon: 155.85
"Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in the country. This is what each citizen is to receive if the yearly national income is divided equally among everyone. Per capita income is usually reported in units of currency per year. When comparing nations per capita income reflects gross national product per capita income, but it is also used to compare municipalities within nations. When determining the per capita income of a community, the total personal income is divided by the population."
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Looking at it again I think the numbers for Georgetown is quite accurate.....
so if we are taking monthly income then it should be around RM4896.59/USD$1288.58
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Looking at it again I think the numbers for Georgetown is quite accurate.....
so if we are taking monthly income then it should be around RM4896.59/USD$1288.58
does the calc correct?? now USD/RM is approx 3.25...
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does the calc correct?? now USD/RM is approx 3.25...
well according to traPPed this list was published in 1999......so I took USD$1=RM3.80 instead of RM3.25
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well according to traPPed this list was published in 1999......so I took USD$1=RM3.80 instead of RM3.25
in 1999? maybe u sud have post at least 2006 or 2007 year's list instead of 1999.
Now and 1999 is totally diff.
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Here are some pictures of the emblem of the City Council of George Town that I found while rummaging through old house deeds in my house.



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Emblem from the CCGT (Electricity Supply Department - in those days electricity was under the purview of the city council before being take over by the federal government, Penang was the first state to get electricity) circa 1971.

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Another emblem that I found on a CCGT house deed dated 1970. It looks different and the words "Leading We Serve" appears..I am not entirely sure which is the right emblem.Perhaps the one on top is the Electrical Department Section of CCGT's logo.


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O.o Interesting.......thanks for showing this rare piece of info
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Old August 20th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #97
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its sassy! Majlis Bandaraya Georgetown!
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Yup, Klang is qualify. They have more than 600K population. Probably, it is still not fulfill the RM80m income from local and lack of good Infrastructure setup. Anyone knows?
Furthermore, there is a lot of new areas are being developed especially Bukit tinggi with Biggest AEON shopping mall (up coming), TESCO, GIANT etc...
10 years later and still no city status
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10 years later and still no city status
Probably the educational requirement is what kept Klang from getting its city status, i.e. having an operational full-fledged university... And even stuff like the lousy roads, income still not hitting RM80m, etc.?

And if you noticed, how come stuff that we PJ-KL people take for granted, notably Toys R Us, Uniqlo, H&M, Zara, etc., are so hard to come by in Klang? Seems like these renowned names are not interested to open their stores in the Royal City?
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Old August 13th, 2017, 04:23 AM   #100
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Penang- Seberang Perai (Province Wellesley)

The new chairman of Seberang Perai Municipal Council said Seberang Perai already fulfils all the requirements to get its city status.

However, the council is not in rush to do so. According to the schedule, they aim to get the city status by 2022, currently they prefer to improve their service and infrastructure first.

QUESTION: I thought the Federal had restricted each state can only get one CITY few years ago?? How come all the sudden, so many council all around the country can upgrade themselves as a city??
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