Save Kampung Buah Pala and Stop The Oasis sign now

Kampung Buah Pala, or High Chaparral, is a beautiful traditional Indian village that might be replaced by a disastrous project called The Oasis, a development project by Nusmetro Venture Sdn Bhd and Koperasi Pegawai Kerajaan Negeri P. Pinang.

The project will drastically affect not only the villagers of Kampung Buah Pala, but also the lives of all residents of Bukit Gelugor.


A community of more than 300 people from over 5 generations, 65 families and 23 houses live in Kampung Buah Pala, which is also fondly called High Chaparral by Penangites for its hilly location and beautiful surrounding of bushes and trees. It is the last traditional Indian village in Penang. UNESCO officials present at their Ponggal celebrations in 18 January 2009 requested that it be preserved. The Kg Buah Pala Residents Association, led by resident V. Sugumaran, have written to the authorities to prevent the development and preserve the village as a traditional Tamil Hindu village, which local historians state has existed for nearly 200 years.

The original owner of the former coconut plantation, David Brown, had given the land to the villagers forefathers about 150 years ago. Shortly after Merdeka, the State Gov took over the village as a trustee and began collecting annual TOL rents. In 1999, the villagers requested the Federal Government to gazette the area in accordance with its policies to preserve traditional villages as symbols of national pride.


It has been alleged that the land was unlawfully transferred to developers. A hearing for this case will be held on 16th June at the Federal High Court.


- Excessive density
- Environmental problems
- Traffic problems
- Alleged land scam
- Rejected by all surrounding neighbours
- Wipeout of an entire community and their near 200-year heritage


- Two 12-storey blocks (160 units)
- 1 Block 30 storeys (331 units)
- 1 Podium block - 2 stories with commercial shops
- 1 Block of flats - 21 stories (249 units) with recreation at bottom floor
- Less than 20m from surrounding houses


- No environmental impact assessment (EIA)
- No transparency but already being promoted
- Hill slope development. Landslides?


- Serious traffic congestion on all main roads around Bukit Gelugor
- More pollution!


A consultation was held in early 2007 with the surrounding neighbours bordering the Kg Buah Pala area. All of them rejected the development plans but this outcome was disregarded by the developers.


As concerned citizens, we must support only responsible and sustainable development and we should support those whose families contributed to the early development of our state. We must stand up against irresponsible development and learn to say NO when developers try to fool the people.


1. Acquire and gazette this land under the National Land Code (Kanun Tanah Negara) and Land Acquisition Act (Akta Pengambilan Tanah) on the grounds of public interest.
2. Preserve it as part of our national heritage.

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  • 27 December 2015150. Sergio Foster
    I support this petition
  • 10 December 2015149. Afzan Mcintyre
    Address bandar bayan baru stop The Oasis
  • 29 November 2015148. Mohammad S
    Address 30 jalan enggang timor 8, taman sri keramat, keramat . KL My relatives stays there since i new what life is. I m now 46.
  • 17 November 2015147. Chai Sieww
    I support this petition
  • 11 November 2015146. Khim Prasadm
    Address 20, Kg Medan Batu Muda, Batu 4.5, Jln Ipoh, KL "Demolish Not"
  • 28 October 2015145. Sarah Leechingc
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  • 16 October 2015144. Chng Huiy
    Address 21-13-15, Lbr Thean Teik, Tmn Lone Pine, 11060 Penang В
  • 07 October 2015143. Kalei J
    Address Ipoh, Perak It is time for the politicians to work for the people and make the so called impossible possible. Otherwise out you go!
  • 06 October 2015142. Munira H
    Address 23 Jalan Nakhoda Kiri 3, Kg Nakhoda, Batu Caves 68100 В
  • 25 July 2015141. Diana Faulkner
    Address 489,lrg buah pala,bukit gelugor Stop the project
  • 14 July 2015140. Gan Peil
    Address 5 Lintang Sungai 6, 41100 Klang, Selangor. В
  • 26 June 2015139. Suseela N
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  • 23 June 2015138. Ramasamy A
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  • 13 June 2015137. Vinod N
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  • 20 May 2015136. Kanda K
    Address Block 9-8-10, Jalan Tengah, 11950 Penang Excessive high end housing development
  • 09 May 2015135. Anwar F
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  • 03 May 2015133. Norhayati K
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  • 17 April 2015132. Teh Tekb
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  • 12 April 2015131. Chong Wany
    Address 25, Jln Pandan Mawar 4, Tmn Pandan Mawar, 75250 Melaka. SAVE Kg. Buah Pala & STOP The Oasis
  • 11 April 2015130. Nashril A
    Address 25, Lorong Batu Nilam 7A, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, 41200, Klang Please reserves the heritage and the culture of Kampung Buah Pala
  • 09 April 2015129. Gayathri Hunter
    Address no 8 changkat minden, gelugor. Please protect our heritage.
  • 09 March 2015128. Lee Bengl
    I support this petition
  • 16 February 2015127. Luke N
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  • 10 February 2015126. Mravindaran Powell
    Address 14, Jln BK 1/13, Bandar 1, Kinrara, Puchong People Appoints Government to be represented....It has failed its Purpose...
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Daphne JeffersonBy:
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Petition target:
State Government of Penang & Federal Government


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