East and West, the two mighty economies of China and India, would be linked by a vastly upgraded highway system from China through Laos, Thailand and Myanmar to India. And a huge railway network would link Singapore in the south to Kunming in China, threading through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

– Extracted from Leonie Wood, “Building the Asian super highway“, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 October 2010.

This article encourages me to remember some of the earliest discussions on New Mandala, back in 2006, which focused on regional transport integration. Examples of those discussion are here, here, here and here.