Greetings from Saigon! This month I’ve been to Malaysia and Indonesia, so I will be able to add some Indonesian cities to the “Future Cities” series. I arrived in KL and was greeted with the haze from the forest fires of Sumatra. I then flew to Sumatra, so I really didn’t time this trip well.
Here are the pick of news items from the last month related to construction, urban design, and heritage in Asia.
Preah Sihanouk authorities suspend Chinese project on Otres Beach – [Phnom Penh Post]
Government unveils plans for city in Bokor National Park – [Khmer Times]
Asia should fix its megacities, not move them – [Bloomberg]
Hope returns for Phuket Old Town to be granted World Heritage status – [The Phuket News]
The Chinese are now selling PRE – off plan property in Thailand – [Dan About Thailand]
Phuket’s Katathani Beach Resort land under investigation – [The Thaiger]
HCM City seeks to develop urban river-canal network – [Vietnam Plus]
Current and proposed UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam – [Tuoi Tre News]