Month: September 2019

Penang walk at lowest sea level

This morning was Penang’s lowest ever sea level that I’d seen. I was able to walk all the way from the end of Gurney Drive almost to the Penang Club – just along the beach. The first time ever for me.

Penang's lowest ever sea level

Of course the land reclamation changes the flow of the sea currents, and the sand in front of the Penang Club has been washed away. Before the Gurney Wharf Project land reclamation I used to walk along the beach in front of the Penang Club. Even so, back then, still what I saw today was Penang’s lowest ever sea level. I never saw the opportunity to walk all the way to Gurney Drive along the beach. Naturally I am not there all the time. But I am quite often.


Crazily hazy Penang this week

We’ve had a Crazily hazy Penang this week. Currently it’s Friday. Wednesday morning the air smelled like it was on fire. Later it rained, which cleared the air a bit. Yesterday it rained early in the morning and the haze wasn’t as bad. And this morning it’s still hazy. I am unwilling to go outside any more today.

In fact, as I write this just before lunch, the air is hazy looking just a couple of hundred metres into the distance. I do wonder how much this haze is contributing to the cooling that happens every year at this time. I’m currently researching global cooling at the moment – I’ll write something about it here when I am ready.

Crazily hazy Penang