The planned new capital of Indonesia

A guide to Indonesia's proposed capital city to be built in the jungle of Borneo.

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New Capital City of Indonesia

Indonesia is planning to move its capital from Jakarta in Java to a new city in East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. This project was supposed to have started in 2020, but you guessed it, COVID-19 put a stop to that. Like many of the future projects that are featured in Living In Asia, this may not even happen, but I have compiled a fact sheet with links and resources.

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Penang sea project set to take off

“The proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) is set to get going with the state expecting formal approval for the environment management plan (EMP) once the movement control order is over.”


Neda-Davao: Mindanao Railway may begin construction in Q2

"The Mindanao Railway Project (MRP)-Tagum-Davao-Digos (TDD) segment is expected to start its construction by the second quarter of 2021, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda)-Davao said."

Other News


Dhaka circular line feasibility study completed

“Bangladesh Railway (BR) has completed a feasibility study for the planned 81km Dhaka circular railway, which is intended to ease the city’s high levels of congestion.”


Siem Reap 38-road project sees progress during tourism lull


Line 15 opening gives Shanghai the world’s largest metro

China looks to tame its booming property market. Real-estate stocks took a hit.

Hong Kong

Colonial-era Murray House’s resurrection in Hong Kong 20 years on: heritage expert still sceptical, Stanley villagers happy it draws visitors


Public works ministry to build 9,799 flats this year

AP II completes construction of Purbalingga Airport's runway


Open to all-comers: Laos sets its sights on foreign investors, eases homeownership guidelines


Malaysia a case study in how China wins friends and influences Asia

“US simply cannot match what Beijing is able to offer its neighbors.”

Scrap the Langkawi reclamation project!

While Penang has been in the news for its mega land reclamation project, there is a similar project planned near Langkawi.


Phl to experience first subway train by end 2021


S'pore-Johor RTS Link: Second civil contract to build 25m-tall viaduct, tunnels awarded to firm

Singapore is building a 42,000-home eco 'smart' city

Singapore on track to phase out diesel buses by 2040


As the coronavirus pandemic bites, Thailand is desperate for its US$43 billion Eastern Economic Corridor to pay off

Skytrain operator threatens to shut Green Line unless City Hall pays Bt30bn debt

Plea for Hua Lamphong

“Railways union rejects closure plan.”

How Bangkok’s 40,000-kilometer transport network was mapped for the first time


$43,300 prize to decongest Da Lat traffic

Big tech makes mass arrival to Vietnam

“As big tech begins to shift away from China-based production centers, a host of international firms, including major suppliers for Apple, Sony, and Microsoft, are finding a new home in Vietnam.”

Vietnam beat China to become Asia’s top-performing economy