Living In Asia News: April 2020
A summary of new articles published from the last month, as well as updated old posts.
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Don Mueang–Suvarnabhumi–U-Tapao high-speed railway - The 3-airport rail link of Bangkok
The Don Mueang–Suvarnabhumi–U-Tapao high-speed railway is a proposed railway that will connect the two airports of Bangkok with U-Tapao airport in the Eastern Economic Corridor of Thailand.
The East–West Economic Corridor Railway from Myanmar to Vietnam
The East–West Economic Corridor is a proposed railway that would connect the ports of Mawlamyine in Myanmar to Da Nang in Vieitnam, via Thailand and Laos.
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Sunshine Tower - Proposed 370-metre twin tower in Ho Chi Minh City
Sunshine Tower is a proposed 72-storey, 370-metre twin tower development in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City.
Forest City Malaysia – A new city on man-made islands near Singapore
Forest City is a new urban development in the Iskandar Malaysia Special Economic Zone in Johor, Malaysia. The project is made up of four man-made islands covering 30km2, located in the Johor strait opposite Singapore.
Current and planned construction projects in Vientiane, Laos.
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How the Bangkok 3-airport high-speed railway will change travel in Thailand
Blue skies in Jakarta and Manila, and a new opera house for Ho Chi Minh City.
The East–West Economic Corridor Railway from Myanmar to Vietnam, street mosaics in Hanoi, and a record night for construction in Bangkok.
The “Future Asia” series lists major projects happening in cites around Asia. These posts require constant updating, so I will post any new updates here.
EmSphere Bangkok is a retail development on Sukhumvit Road next to Benjasiri Park. This project is part of the EM District around Phrom Phong BTS Station (the other malls being The Emporium and EmQuartier).
EmSphere will include a 34-storey tower and shopping mall. Also on the site is an entertainment venue (Em Live) that can hold 6,000 people.
The Hyatt Place Hyatt House Tower is the signature tower of the Eco Green Saigon project in District 7. The tower will be 275 metres with 69 floors, making it the second-tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City (of current buildings).