The futuristic megaprojects of Singapore
Land clearance for the Sulawesi Railway, China-Laos Railway scheduled to open in December this year, smart card plans for HCMC transport, and more construction and transport news in Southeast Asia.
Considering how many places I’ve featured in the Future Cities series, I’m surprised I took so long to feature Singapore. Perhaps I thought it was already in the future, or at least compared to other capitals in Southeast Asia.
There are few cities in the world that are as meticulous with their future planning as Singapore. The Urban Redevelopment Authority website gives you a glimpse of the level of planning. Singapore also include the natural environment as part of their planning, with every tree accounted for, and a million more being planted.
One thing I haven’t touched on is Singapore’s sand imports, which will be a topic for another post.
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Future Singapore – Construction, transport, and infrastructure projects planned for Singapore
Indonesian farmers refuse to budge for train line through karst landscape
"Farmers in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province have rejected government offers to buy their land for a railway project, saying they depend on it for their livelihood."
Added to Sulawesi Railway
Laos-China Railway scheduled to open in December this year
""The Laos-China Railway will be completed in November, and will be open and ready for use by Laos National Day on 2 December," said Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay."
Added to China-Laos Railway
High-speed railways and Vietnam's options
added to North–South express railway Vietnam
A glimpse into Japan’s understated financial heft in South-East Asia
“It is a bigger investor in the region’s infrastructure projects than China.”
Construction work on China-aided stadium in Cambodia completed: minister
Land prices in Kampot fall by half
Indonesia to spend big on infrastructure amid pandemic pressures
China remains the largest foreign investor in Laos
As Malaysia’s political uncertainty rumbles on, foreign investors are exiting the local stock market
Duterte said China pledged billions of dollars to the Philippines. What happened to it?
“Five years into his six-year term as president, Rodrigo Duterte is still to deliver many of the Build, Build, Build infrastructure projects he claimed had China’s backing.”
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The Philippines’ office space market goes into a freefall
The ultra-rich are driving a $24 billion property frenzy in Singapore
Court rejects govt Hopewell petition
“The Central Administrative Court has rejected a petition lodged by transport authorities seeking a retrial of the 2019 ruling by the Supreme Administrative Court in the "Hopewell saga".”
Construction workers in Phuket must stay on site, get tested for Covid weekly
Poor urban planning leaves Hà Nội streets under water
Hà Nội cleans up its pond life
HCM City wants to use one smart card for all public transport
One of my nightmares about the HCMC Metro (among the delays and cost blowouts) is that there would not be a unified ticket system between metro and buses (and even metro lines built by different companies). It sounds crazy, but that is what happened in KL and Bangkok (the Mangmoom card has still not been launched in Bangkok).