News Extra: 21 March 2024

SGN airport update, an auspicious day for infrastructure openings in Vietnam, and the supposed coolest streets in Southeast Asia

The Future Southeast Asia Newsletter features transport and urban development news in Southeast Asia, edited by James Clark.

Update from Ho Chi Minh City

Hello from Ho Chi Minh City. I'm in Vietnam for the next month, and I will be visiting Nha Trang and Danang on this trip. I do annual construction updates for HCMC and Danang, while Nha Trang is somewhere I like to check in on every other year. 

When I visit Nha Trang and Danang (and other coastal cities) I rent a motorbike to look for under-reported coastal developments. One place I have been keeping track of is Vega City near Nha Trang.

The coast of Vietnam is littered with half-finished developments like this, so I am curious to see how this one is going. I will also check on the many unfinished hotels that line the coast between Danang and Hoi An.

After Vietnam, I will be in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. I have about two months of travel planned out, so I will be posting more notes from the road in this section of the newsletter.

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