Scientific Prove : PGCC turning Penang into water world
I am confident to bet with you, with 20 cents. 😉
This is sciences and mathematics. Not the Barisan Nasional government arts of development.
PGCC are going to develop on top of the 104 hectare Penang Turf Club land.
1 hectare = 10,000 square meters
104 acres = 104 x 10,000 = 1,040,000 square meters.
When rain falls, 1cm of rains falls for 1,040,000 square meters = (1/100)m x 1,040,000 = 10,400 m3 of water.
An Olympic size swimming pool will filled up 2,500 m3 water.
10,400 / 2,500 = 4.16 Olympic size swimming pools.
How long will it take to accumulate 1cm of rain water? Well, for Malaysian, it is simple, just use a bucket to collect rain water when it rain, just measured its high. A drizzling will take 2-3 hours. But during raining seasons, 20 minutes of rain will accumulate 1 cm water.
And Penang people worry too much about PGCC? Indeed, they should.
Penang’s climate can be described as equatorial, a pleasant mix of warm, sunny days and occasional cooling rain storms, with August through November being the wettest months generally. Average rainfall is 255 cms (100 inches) throughout the year.
Do you think Penang Island drainage system ready for the pouring Olympic swimming pools size water?
By the way, some has pointed out in Jeffooi blog about the floods prone nature of the Penang Turf Club.