News #185: The Bad Urban Design series

Cyberjaya, proposed Phnom Penh airport metro, Jakarta-Surabaya high-speed train, Vietnam-Laos joint venture allowed to develop railway project, and more transport and urban development news

Hello from Chiang Mai. This week I started a section called “Bad Urban Design”. I have enough candidate cities and new urban areas to make a series of it, and I start this week with Cyberjaya in Malaysia.

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How bad urban design set Cyberjaya up for failure.


🇰🇭 Cambodia

🇮🇩 Indonesia

🇱🇦 Laos

“A joint venture between Vietnamese infrastructure developer Deo Ca Group JSC and Petroleum Trading Lao Public Company (PetroTrade) has been allowed to develop a railway project linking the two countries.”

🇲🇾 Malaysia

🇵🇭 Philippines

🇸🇬 Singapore

“The imports from Vietnam could potentially constitute 10 per cent of Singapore’s annual needs, and will be transmitted through new subsea cables that will span a distance of around 1,000km”.

🇹🇭 Thailand

🇹🇱 Timor-Leste

“Asia’s youngest nation has shown that resource wealth does not necessarily impede the development of a stable democracy.”

🇻🇳 Vietnam

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