[23/9 Park in Ho Chi Minh City – soon to get a major relandscaping.]
Greetings from Saigon! I’ve spent the whole month in Vietnam which included a visit to Dong Hoi among other places. This coastal city has some interesting projects going on so expect a post about that soon. I have some travels in Southeast Asia next month, so I will have some more content beyond Vietnam.
Here are the pick of news items from the last month related to construction, urban design, and heritage in Asia.
Boeng Trabek canal to be restored – [Khmer Times]
Singaporean quits corporate life to start own Kampot pepper farm – [Phnom Penh Post]
Jokowi: Indonesia’s new capital will be in East Kalimantan – [The Borneo Post]
Indonesian government works toward slum-free cities | Video – [Channel News Asia]
Okinawa to compete with Bali and Phuket – [TTR Weekly]
Surveys begin for elevated train in Yangon – [MM Times]
Looking for a hawker stall? Find it on Google Maps by early 2020 – [Straits Times]
Britain’s historic Bangkok embassy bulldozed ‘to make way for shopping mall’ – [EveningStandard]
The fight to save Bangkok’s green lung – [BK Asia City]
Japanese student on a Thai sidewalks mission – [Bangkok Post]
Thai group proposes 1,700-hectare city near Ha Long – [VN Express]
Why the retired expat exodus to Vietnam seems very real – [Dan About Thailand]