Blue Mountain, Penang Island
Penang is one of the most industrialized states in Malaysia. As a consequence, most of its flatland has been developed for industrial use. The rapid industrial and economic growth of Penang has caused a sharp increase in its population and, as a result, an increase in the need for more land for housing. As a small island (293 km2), with limited flatland, more and more housing developments have been pushed onto the island’s hillslopes.