September 26, 1981 On the southern coast of mainland Singapore, a viaduct was officially opened to the public. This bridge, which stands at the western end of the East Coast Parkway, carries motor vehicles as well as pedestrians over the Marina Reservoir in that region of Singapore. The bridge was named after Benjamin Sheares, who... Continue Reading →

September 20, 1909 A lighthouse on Pengjia Islet, a volcanic island that is about 38 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of the northern tip of Taiwan, first went into service. The Pengjia Lighthouse was built in response to a large number of shipwrecks in that region of the Pacific Ocean at the time and the consequent... Continue Reading →

September 14, 2010 On southwestern India’s Malabar Coast, the first segment of a road in the seaport city of Kollam in the state of Kerala was formally dedicated. This road in Kollam’s neighborhood of Asramam was developed to help reduce traffic congestion in the nearby section of Chinnakada. One of the busiest parts of Kerala,... Continue Reading →

August 24, 2005 In the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu (the largest and most populous of Japan’s islands), a railway station was officially opened in the city of Kashiwa. (The Greater Tokyo Area is the world’s most populous metropolitan region.) This station is specifically located in the section of Kashiwa that had once been the... Continue Reading →

August 9, 1978 On Singapore’s southeastern coast, a lighthouse in the planning area and matured residential town of Bedok formally began operations. The inauguration of Bedok Lighthouse took place on National Day of Singapore. This holiday is held each year on August 9 to commemorate Singapore’s independence from Malaysia in 1965.   Bedok Lighthouse also... Continue Reading →

July 29, 1959 A pioneering public bus line in Nepal was inaugurated. This line was part of the operations of Nepal Transport Service. This company had started out only four months earlier as a trucking company that, via the Tribhuvan Highway, hauled cargo for a distance of 118.1 miles (190 kilometers) in each direction between... Continue Reading →

June 16, 2017 In the planning area of Tuas in the West Region of Singapore, an open house was held for a newly completed addition to the East West line (EWL) of the sovereign island country’s high-capacity Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. The EWL’s Tuas West Extension (TWE) covers 4.7 miles (7.5 kilometers) altogether and... Continue Reading →

April 14, 2002 In Malaysia, an express rail line serving Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) began operations. KLIA, which is about 28 miles (45 kilometers) south of the central section of Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur, is that country’s largest and busiest airport; it is also one of the biggest airports in all of... Continue Reading →

April 7, 1973 In the Philippines, construction began on the Roman Superhighway in the province of Bataan on the island of Luzon. This highway was named after Pablo Roman, Sr., who had served as one of that region's members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines. The Roman Superhighway was completed and opened in... Continue Reading →

March 15, 1941 The first flight of Philippine Air Lines (PAL), a flag carrier for the Philippines, took place when a twin-engine, five-seater Beechcraft Model 18 NPC-54 plane departed from Nielson Field in the city of Makati for Baguio City. (Both of these cities are on the Filipino island of Luzon).  This flight occurred a... Continue Reading →

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