News: 23 August 2023

Jakarta MRT, Proposed LRT linking Penang island to mainland to be undersea, Singapore's sewage 'superhighway', Da Lat Railway and Vientiane-Vung Ang proposed again

Hello from Jakarta. My month in Indonesia is coming to an end this week, so I will be spending the next month writing guides and reports from this trip. It’s been great to spend more time in Jakarta and not feel so rushed. There is so much going on here, so I am just been picking one thing to see each day so I can also attend to my work. The pollution is still bad though and that has been in the local news all week. I will return when the high-speed railway is operating and use that trip to visit other places in Java.

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There is already a good guide on Wiki for the one metro line, but I had trouble finding useful maps. This guide is a central resource for maps and news of future lines.


“From Vietnam to Indonesia, development aid and 'Asian values' drive Beijing's dominance.”

“Some drivers across Southeast Asia have found a lucrative side-hustle as influencers.”

🇰🇭 Cambodia

🇮🇩 Indonesia

🇱🇦 Laos

🇲🇾 Malaysia

🇲🇲 Myanmar

🇵🇭 Philippines

🇸🇬 Singapore

🇹🇭 Thailand

These are two separate railways in the same corridor. The high-speed railway is being built alongside the double-tracking of the current single-track metre-gauge railway. I have written about this here.

“The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has denied, as a fake news report, that it conducted a trial run for the Pink Line monorail system on August 15 and will open it for public trials between September and October.”

🇻🇳 Vietnam

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