News: 26 October 2022
Latest Post: Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit System Guide. Dispatches: Vietnam aviation report (mini report). News: New Siem Reap Airport, Penang light rail, and more Vietnam metro delays and cost blowouts
You may have noticed that I have been writing a lot about the urban rail transit system of Bangkok. While researching the transfer and ticketing mess of the system it occurred to me that there isn’t an official map of the Bangkok rail network (let alone a unified name).
This week’s article started off as a quest to find every map of the Bangkok transit system and put them all in one place. I ended up making a full resource page for all lines - current and proposed. This page will be continually updated with news about new lines, and I will add new maps that are made.
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Dispatches from Southeast Asia: Danang, Vietnam
I was in Danang last week, which got me thinking about the aviation recovery in Vietnam. It includes new flight routes to places I would never have guessed, and the return of one of the fastest-growing flight routes in the region.
“A business associate of the prime minister’s daughter has received 67 hectares from the state on the rapidly filling Boeng Tamok lake in Phnom Penh.”
[Updated: Bayan Lepas LRT]
“On Oct 23, 2022, a groundbreaking ceremony was held by Widad Business Group (WBG) Sdn Bhd through its wholly-owned subsidiary Langkasuka Land Sdn Bhd (LLSB) to kick off construction on Langkasuka Village, phase 1 of the project.”
[Updated: East Coast Rail Link]
[Updated: Penang South Islands]
[Updated: Muse-Mandalay-Kyaukphyu Railway]
”Plan in works to save Songkhla Lake's last pod.”