Living In Asia News: May 2020

A summary of new articles published in May 2020, and updated "Future Asia" 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.

Latest Posts

Future Quy Nhon – Coastal city in central Vietnam

Current and proposed construction projects in Quy Nhon, central Vietnam.

The Thai Canal – The proposed canal across the Isthmus of Kra in Southern Thailand

The Thai Canal (or Kra Canal) is a proposed canal that would cut across the Isthmus of Kra in Southern Thailand, connecting the Andaman Sea with the Gulf of Thailand.

Kuala Lumpur–Singapore high-speed rail

The Kuala Lumpur–Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) is a planned railway from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore via a high-speed rail line.

New Manila International Airport

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Bangkok to Chiang Rai by train, and a fantasy map of Sumatra Railways.

A man had a plan for a canal across the Isthmus of Kra.

A faster alternative for the world's busiest international airline route.

Two new 4-runway mega airports, an improving NAIA, and an expanding Clark airport, but no coherent masterplan for the airports of Manila.

Updated Posts

The “Future Asia” series lists major projects happening in cites around Asia. These posts are continually being updated as new projects are announced or discovered.

Future Bangkok

Recent additions to Future Bangkok.

Supalai ICON Sathorn

Address: South Sathorn Rd, Bangkok.

Supalai ICON Sathorn is a 56-storey mixed-use tower featuring residential, office space, and retail. The project is on the site of the former Australian embassy, which has since moved to Wireless Road.


Address: 108 Sukhumvit Road (next to Nana Station), Bangkok.

O-NES Tower is a 29-storey, 160-metre office tower by Thai Obayashi. The building will have direct access to Nana Station on the Sukhumvit line.

991 Sukhumvit

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Address: 991 Sukhumvit Rd, Thonglor, Bangkok.

991 Sukhumvit is a planned 60-storey 244-metre luxury apartment tower next to Thonglor BTS station at 991 Sukhumvit Rd.

Future Kuala Lumpur

Recent additions to Future Kuala Lumpur.

KL Metropolis

Address: Kompleks Kerajaan, Kuala Lumpur.

KL Metropolis is a city within a city where trade, commerce, living and transport converge over 75.5 acres. KL Metropolis will be home to one of the region’s largest expo and convention centres. The site includes residences, hotels, shops, and offices.

Future Phnom Penh

Recent additions to Future Phnom Penh.

MGN Tower

Address: Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh.

MGN Tower is a proposed 485 metre/85 floor tower that will include the MGN Bank headquarters, offices, and a hotel.

Naga 3

Address: NagaWorld Casino, Phnom Penh.

Naga 3 is the extension of the NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh. The three hotel towers are designed by the Chicago-based architecture firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). This is on the site of the former "White Building" in Tonle Bassac commune.

Picasso City Garden

Address: BKK1, Phnom Penh.

Picasso City Garden is a 27 floor apartment tower in the BKK1 area of Phnom Penh. is the online home of the Living In Asia Newsletter.

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