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Gurney Bay: Penang’s new seafront park

Gurney Bay is a seafront park on reclaimed land in Georgetown, Penang. The reclaimed land is off the seafront promenade of Gurney Drive. This coastal road used to be lined with mansions and low-rise villas, and it was referred to as Millionaire’s Row. There was a beach along this stretch of coast, but coastal erosion […]

Langkawi LRT: A proposed maglev from Kuah Ferry Terminal to Cenang Beach

Langkawi LRT is a proposed light rail transit system in Langkawi, Malaysia. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on 29 April 2024 between the state-owned Kedah Investment Authority (Permodalan Kedah Bhd (PKB)) and South Korea’s Royal Eco Train Development (RETD) to study the development of a Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system in Langkawi. The […]

Singapore construction update: 2024 edition

This is an observation of construction and urban development in Singapore from my visit in April 2024. Functional footpaths and drainage I arrived in Singapore via the shuttle train from Johor Bahru. I wrote a construction report for JB, and the biggest frustration about JB (and Malaysia in general) is how hard it is to […]

Johor Bahru construction update – 2024 edition

An update on construction projects in Johor Bahru, including the RTS Link to Singapore. I previously visited Johor Bahru in 2022 to report on construction and transport projects. There are now plans to build a 3-line light rail system, and Johor has dreams of becoming the Shenzhen of Southeast Asia. I made a metro concept […]

Kuala Lumpur construction update – 2024 edition

This is a summary of the major construction projects in Kuala Lumpur that I visited in April 2024. Merdeka 118 Merdeka 118 topped out in November 2021 at 678.9 metres, though it is still not quite ready to open. Merdeka 118 is close to the Chinatown area (a few minutes walk), so there will be […]