The first high Speed rail network in South East Asia has been tabled to connect Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The 350km $15Billion development is as you can imagine attracting interest from a raft of potential suppliers. The development is seen as a key factor for Malaysia's economic transformation and create Kuala Lumpur as one of the most dynamic cities in the world.
The race is on for high-speed rail systems across Southeast Asia and the proposed Kuala Lumpur-Singapore project is leading the way… Competition between high-speed train makers who are looking to participate in the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high-speed rail project are ongoing. Countries including China, Japan and South Korea are beginning to show an interest in these projects and are showcasing at exhibitions to display their own rail technology with a view to impressing local residents and at the same time entice both the Malaysian and Singaporean governments to select this future technology from them.