The big city skyline of Kuala Lumpur

10,000km of railway in Indonesia, updates on Thailand's big rail projects, and more construction and transport news in SE Asia.

Greetings from Penang. It’s good to be back in Malaysia after being away for over two and a half years. I will be looking at apartment projects around Penang, especially along the proposed light rail. There is also an ongoing land reclamation project (though not the big one)

I started this Malaysia trip in KL, and I spent my days there looking at some of the biggest construction sites in the Golden Triangle area. That was enough to keep me busy for the week, so I will be back to do a report on the urban rail expansion in KL.

As I said on the Future Kuala Lumpur page, I think KL has the best skyline in Southeast Asia. This week’s article has a look at the progress of the biggest projects.

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🇰🇭 Cambodia

“Unrestricted and unregulated development has allowed crime to flourish, and eroded the trust between Cambodians and Chinese expatriates.”

🇮🇩 Indonesia

🇱🇦 Laos

“Land lease and concession agreements that were approved for hundreds of development projects have been revoked as many of the projects could not be identified, while others had not been carried out, the government has told the National Assembly (NA).”

🇲🇾 Malaysia

🇲🇲 Myanmar

🇵🇭 Philippines

“The ADB and JICA are currently funding extensive upgrades to the country’s railways and urban mass transit systems.”

🇸🇬 Singapore

🇹🇭 Thailand

🇹🇱 Timor-Leste

It would be great if East Timor was more connected to the rest of Southeast Asia, but a Dili-Battambang flight would be an extremely unlikely city pair.

🇻🇳 Vietnam

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