Living In Asia News: April 2020

A summary of new articles published from the last month, as well as updated old posts.

Welcome to the monthly newsletter for Living In Asia. This newsletter is a summary of new articles published from the last month, as well as updated old posts.

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Latest Posts

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.

Future Vientiane

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.

Danang to Yangon by train

The East–West Economic Corridor Railway from Myanmar to Vietnam, street mosaics in Hanoi, and a record night for construction in Bangkok.

Updated Posts

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.

Future Bangkok

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.

Future Saigon

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).