Sunset view in Johor, the southern part of peninsular Malaysia. If you were to describe Johor in a picture, this is one of them. On the left is the Johor Southern Tigers football team training camp. The Johoreans are fiercely proud of their football team. Across the pitch to the right is a land reclamation project. A large ship can be seen offloading sand. In the bacground across the straits is Singapore. Interestingly those who live in Johor could also receive Singaporean TV reception.
“Ocean separates lands, not souls…“ (Munia Khan) (HK Island view from Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. The reclamation of land from the ocean has long been used in Hong Kong to expand the limited supply of usable land. The first reclamation can be tracked back to the early Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 9 AD) when beaches were turned into fields for salt production. In recent history, much reclamation has also taken place in prime locations on the waterfront on both sides of Victoria Harbour.) www.frankaulichphotography.com/Portfolio/Dusk-Till-Dawn/i-HcvHHpw/A
BEDAH FILM RAYUAN PULAU PALSU
Dalam teori trackle down effect, majunya ekonomi dan pembangunan suatu wilayah secara otomatis akan menyebarkan pengaruh positif bagi masyarakat sekitarnya. Secara kasat mata memang benar, namun hampir di setiap pembangunan selalu ada yang dikorbankan atau disisihkan. .
Film ini memberikan sebuah gambaran bagaimana kengerian dalam pembangunan, tidak hanya merusak struktur sosial masyarakat namun juga merusak ekosistem dan habitat makhluk hidup lain. .
Pembangunan seharusnya tidak mengabaikan aspek lingkungan, untuk itulah perlu adanya uji kelayakan dan studi kelayakan. Alam bukanlah sesuatu yang bisa dieksploitasi habis-habisan, tapi sesuatu yang harus kita jaga untuk diwariskan kegenerasi berikutnya. .
Environmental protection and economic development are not in conflict. Environmental protection is not a burden but a source for innovation. It can increase competition, create jobs, and lifts the economy. (Chai Jing) .
The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago in the United Arab Emirates, created using land reclamation by Nakheel which extends into the Persian Gulf. It is part of a larger series of developments called the Palm Islands, including Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira which, when completed, will together increase Dubai's shoreline by a total of 520 kilometres (320 mi). It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.
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“BIPOC, can we lovingly (but firmly) have a conversation about decolonization? Unfortunately, variations of this important term are being treated like a buzzword in certain communities on this continent. However, something needs to be understood.
Unless your organization/movement makes Indigenous sovereignty and the destruction of America one of your main platforms, YOU ARE NOT DECOLONIZING ANYTHING. If you’re in Africa, and your movement/organization doesn’t have Black African sovereignty as a main part of your platform, YOU ARE NOT DECOLONIZING ANYTHING.
Decolonization isn’t just de-centering Western standards. It isn’t just believing in your heart that BIPOC life has value. It isn’t Indigenous feminism. It isn’t Black capitalism. It isn’t Asian anti-gentrification efforts. It is the recognition of unconditional sovereignty and the surrendering of all resources and lands on this continent into the control of Indigenous people. It is the recognition of unconditional sovereignty over all African lands and surrender of all resources on the continent into the hands of the Black people of that continent.
If you’re not making that your main effort, you may be doing vital work, but it isn’t decolonization.”
- the brilliant Chasity Phillips
The state of Melaka, with its historic city overlooking the Strait of Malacca, began reclamation in the 70's, but the process has gathered pace over the past two decades and a slew of recent projects have deepened concern about the environmental cost, at the expense of the traditional fishermens.
As a nature-loving nation 🇲🇾, this kind of damaged should not be allowed.
Very proud to be a part of the Cities and Places team at #jacobsconnects which has been awarded the AILA Award of Excellence for our work on the Temaiku Land and Urban Planning Project at #kiribati .
The AILA National Jury describes Temaiku as “a brave, necessary and compelling project that addresses one of the greatest injustices played out today - the loss of home, community and culture due to climate change”
The consequences of accelerated climate change along with mitigation and adaption are topics I am very passionate and slightly panicked about.
The people of Kiribati are facing dire consequences from a myriad of climate change triggered issues and need help to achieve a sustainable and resilient future.
Take a look at our video for more about this exemplar of climate change adaption within the Pacific Islands https://youtu.be/EnKIpEnDfCM
A little bit of agro today during the Lantau reclamation plan protest as it made its way through Causeway Bay. Matty was there to exercise some civil rights on behalf of us all. .
Here I am filming a person protesting the protest and the best organised, best funded, most numerous and well armed crime syndicate (the Police) were on hand to make sure everything was ok. .
CCP bum-licker Carrie Lam plans a project to reclaim land at a cost HK$500 billion to build an artificial island that she believes could become a third central business district.
Hong Kongers push back against the CCP and its decision to limit free speech, freedom of association and the banning of political parties. Thought crime is real in Hong Kong now. It’s a crime to believe in self determination for Hong Kong.
Don’t worry, film photography pitchas are coming. Obviously I have to process the film first. I’ll never let modern technology get in the way of the creative artistic outlet of the petit bourgeoisie.