November 29, 1987 In the Republic of Singapore, the first part of a major bus station was officially opened in the planning area and residential town of Tampines in the East Region of that Southeast Asian city-state. The Tampines Bus Interchange (TBI) had been built in response to the steadily growing population in that section... Continue Reading →

November 24, 1998 The Manakamana Cable Car service in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal was inaugurated. This gondola lift transportation system had been imported from Austria. (In that type of gondola lift transportation system, airborne cars supported and propelled by cables from above are used to carry passengers from one point to another.) The... Continue Reading →

November 19, 2018 In northern India, the second and final segment of the Western Peripheral Expressway (WPE) in the country’s state of Haryana was officially opened to traffic. This expressway measures 84.3 miles (135.6 kilometers) altogether in length and encompasses a total of six lanes (three in each direction). Both WPE and the 84-mile (135-kilometer)-long... Continue Reading →

November 12, 2014 In the Republic of Indonesia, a newly established commuter rail line in the Surabaya metropolitan area of the country’s province of East Java first went into service. (Surabaya is second only to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, as that country’s largest city.) The introduction of the commuter service known as KA Jenggala... Continue Reading →

November 5, 2018 The first fully integrated multimodal terminal in the Philippines was opened in the City of Parañaque in the country’s National Capital Region. The National Capital Region (also known as Metro Manila) encompasses 16 cities – including Parañaque and the country’s capital of Manila – on Luzon, the largest and most populous of... Continue Reading →

September 21, 1888 Construction began on the Cape Engaño Lighthouse in the present-day Republic of the Philippines. (At the time during which the Cape Engaño Lighthouse was built, the Philippines was a colony of Spain.) This lighthouse can be found at Cape Engaño on Palaui Island, which is located off the northeastern extremity of Luzon... Continue Reading →

August 30, 1996 The first line of the Ankara Metro, the rapid transit system serving Turkey’s capital city of Ankara, was officially opened. This original segment of the Ankara Metro is called Ankaray, which is a portmanteau of “Ankara” and “ray” (the Turkish word for “rail”). The opening-day celebration for Ankaray included a concert given... Continue Reading →

August 6, 2016 In Thailand, a rapid transit line serving both the northwestern part of the capital city of Bangkok and the neighboring central province of Nonthaburi was formally opened. This 13-mile (23-kilometer) line is the second one within the Metropolitan Rapid Transit (a mass rapid transit system serving the Bangkok metropolitan area) to be... Continue Reading →

June 30, 2009 A dedication ceremony was held during the afternoon for a newly completed expressway in South Korea. This expressway covers 14.2 miles (22.9 kilometers) between the city of Yongin in Gyeonggi Province and the Gangnam District of South Korea’s capital city of Seoul. Plans to build the Yongin-Seoul Expressway had been developed to... Continue Reading →

June 25, 1916 A major railway station was opened in Bangkok, the capital of the Southeast Asian country known at the time as Siam. (The name of this country was officially changed to Thailand in 1939.) Bangkok Railway Station, which is located in the Pathum Wan District in the center of the city, has also... Continue Reading →

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