News #195: Southeast Asia Airport Report (2024 Edition)

Work begins on the tallest structure in Cambodia, flying cars in Indonesia's new capital, jeepney drivers make last stand, and more monorail problems for Bangkok

Hello from Bangkok and Happy New Year!

This week I published an airport report for the last year. I keep track of news about airports every week, and putting it in an annual report is a good way to take stock of air transport in the region. I also do an annual report for railways (here is 2023), so it’s interesting to compare which countries are prioritising air travel over rail travel.

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This is a summary of airports planned, under construction, and other airport news in Southeast Asia over the past year.


🇰🇭 Cambodia

“Once completed, the 77-storeyed building standing at a height of 320 metres and covering an area of 98,480 square metre, will be the tallest structure in Cambodia and the eighth tallest in the Asean region.”

Here is the website.

"Some 22 Japanese companies are considering investing in projects within or surrounding the under-construction Techo International Airport (TIA), Cambodia’s largest once completed."

🇮🇩 Indonesia

"Building a new high-speed rail (HSR) station in Bandung city, West Java, would dampen Whoosh’s operational speed, experts say, warning that this could result in a much longer travel time."

🇱🇦 Laos

🇲🇾 Malaysia

“The Labuan Chambers of Commerce are urged to jointly adopt a resolution to petition the Federal Government to approve a proposed construction of a Labuan-Sabah bridge through a Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) model, a strategy that has been successfully employed in Malaysia before.”

🇲🇲 Myanmar

🇵🇭 Philippines

“For decades, the border between Taguig and Makati was more than just a line on a map – it was a source of simmering tension.”

“Drivers and passengers continue to rail against the government’s phase-out of the iconic vehicles.”

🇸🇬 Singapore

🇹🇭 Thailand

“Wheel falls off Yellow Line train and hits taxi, just 9 days after Pink Line conductor rail incident.”

Minister says Mo Chit 2 to undergo urgent repairs”The Transport Ministry is planning to urgently renovate the run-down Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak), or Mo Chit 2, said Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit in response to a complaint by an opposition MP.”

🇻🇳 Vietnam

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