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Penang May Lose Batu Ferringhi Beach To Erosion, Worried Citizens Urge Gov’t To Take Swift Action

today21 July 2022

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One of Penang’s many wonders is Batu Ferringhi beach – in fact, the 3-kilometre long strip of white, sandy beach is the second most visited place in the island, after Georgetown.

Known for its water sports and beach activities, it’s safe to say that it was once Penang Island’s pride and joy. That is, until citizens noticed that erosion and other alleged factors were beginning to take its toll on the coast.

source: Trip Advisor

As a result, the Penang state government has been prompted to examine the causes of the shrinkage of the popular tourist spot.

Speaking with FMT, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) researcher and activist Mageswari Sangaralingam, declared that the condition at the site is dire, claiming that land reclamation and climate change had exacerbated the issue.

source: YouTube

Mageswari also noted that the government must investigate the causation as well as provide data on the frequency…

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Written by: Lara Lee