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Kunming-Singapore High-Speed Railway under Construction

On April 25, 2011, China started building the Kunming-Singapore high-speed railway, which will run from China’s Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province, to Singapore, passing through Vientiane in Laos, Bangkok in Thailand, and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Once finished, the entire trip is expected to take only a dozen hours. 

Two more lines are part of the China-Southeast Asia high-speed railway system: the west Kunming-Yangon (of Burma) route is scheduled to start construction in 2011; the east line connecting China, Hanoi in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Phnom Penh in Cambodia, and Bangkok in Thailand is still in under consideration. 
China has adopted the practice of building high-speed railways outside China as part of the transition to the stage of investing domestic capital overseas on a large scale. 
Source: Dongfang Daily Online, April 25, 2011