The cable car cabal of Vietnam

Introducing a new newsletter for Southeast Asia railways, island developments in Cambodia and Thailand, and Don Muang airport expansion.

Hello from Ho Chi Minh City! I was recently reading about a new cable car in the Mekong Delta, which sent me down a rabbit hole about the cable cars of Vietnam. There are so many here compared to the rest of Southeast Asia, and more have been proposed. It got to the point where the most ridiculous proposals were being offered, such as one through the world’s largest cave, and another to the airport at Ho Chi Minh City (instead of just building a proper metro).

I’m reminded of that saying, “when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”. And thus, when you are a cable car builder, every mobility problem can be solved with a cable car.

This week’s article is all about cable cars in Southeast Asia, which is dominated by world record-breaking cable cars in Vietnam.

I’ve also started a monthly newsletter which will be of interest to readers of this site…

New Newsletter: Southeast Asia Railways

I’m starting a new newsletter this month for railways in Southeast Asia.

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This will be a monthly newsletter that is more focussed on travel. I already collate articles about Southeast Asia railways for this site and via the Southeast Asia Railways Facebook Group.

With the articles already found, it should take less than an hour a month to put the newsletter together. It will have travel articles I don’t post on Future Southeast Asia, so there will be new content in this newsletter.

If that interest you then sign up for the first issue, out later this week.

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