$100 Billion Chinese-Made City Near Singapore To Be Built

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Land reclamation, Hong Kong, South China Sea. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care

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The scale of the projects is dizzying. Country Garden’s Forest City, on four artificial islands, will house 700,000 people on an area four times the size of New York’s Central Park.

It’s the biggest of about 60 projects in the Iskandar Malaysia zone around Johor Bahru…

Read Full Article, “$100 Billion Chinese-Made City Near Singapore “Scares the Hell Out of Everybody”; Bloomberg (11-21-2016)

Penang’s land reclamation may harm coastal communities, Malaysia, FMT News, Malaysia (02-09-2016)

Great Wall Of Sand: Chinese Mischief at Mischief Reef, The New York times (04-12-2015)

Such Quantities of Sand, The Economist (07-27-2015)
Asia’s mania for reclaiming land from the sea spawns mounting problems…

Built on Sand: Singapore and the New State of Risk, Harvard Design Magazine (09-07-2015)
The island’s expansion has been a colossal undertaking. It is not merely a matter of coastal reclamation: Singapore is growing vertically as well as horizontally. This means that the nation’s market needs fine river sand—used for beaches and concrete—as well as coarse sea sand to create new ground…

Singapore And Jurong Island Reclamation; (09-12-2012)

Singapore Extends Its Coastlines With Illegally Dregded Sand From Neighboring States; Dredging Today (02-09-2011)

What Happens to a Coral Reef When an Island is Built on Top? the Washington Post (07-11-2015)

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