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Post by Rogue on Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:05 pm





WELCOME to Forest City, the residential island more than 10 square kilometres in size, with no cars and lush vegetation.

It’s one of four sand banks built by Malaysia in the narrow sea separating it from Singapore as part of a $60 billion project.

The neighbouring nation is none too happy about the new piece of territory moving towards it, but it too has made plans to artificially expand its territory by 62sq-km.

Building land where once there was only water is becoming surprisingly common, despite its expense, and there are many reasons for doing so



http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/the-countries-expanding-their-territory-by-stealth/news-story/a1487f2e00a7d0fb0e46ec9479e0317b
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Post by Kaere on Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:48 pm

I wonder, are they not concerned about sea levels rising?

Interesting looking place, seems quite planned and contained.
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Post by Rogue on Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:14 pm


Good point, it is surprising considering sea level rising which is supposed to be particularly evident for asian countries.
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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:02 pm

Island building is rather new but reclaining land is common. Unfortunately it doesn't bode well when the ground shakes!

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Post by Kaere on Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:23 pm

It's quite nice looking I think if not perhaps a bit too shiny squeaky clean in the video. I like the idea of having the cars on a different level to everything else Smile

The engineering of these kinds of islands is just staggering Shocked
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Post by Agartha on Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:19 am

Interesting.... but I couldn't live there. I love the sea but I need land!!
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Post by Stargate on Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:23 am

I lived right on the sea, very expensive I can tell you, anything with metal rusting very fast.

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