Well, the new airport's construction has officially begun.
Here is a rough plan of what the layout will look like (things are liable to change)
With the new activity, city development has already started moving towards the construction site.
The airport will be the first on all of Borneo with two runways, allowing for it to become a major hub for the whole region.
Here are some shots of how progress is coming along:
In the meantime I thought we could take a road-trip to Bayokan, a city north of Bandar Sabah.
The two cities have been linked by a cracking, steep, and dangerous raod for many years.
Recently the trip has gotten a lot safer with the whole highway being re-done to four lanes.
The new highway is a smooth ride, and part of the road has now been put underground.
Work is still being done, but the drive is certainly worth the construction delays:
EDIT: haha, I will give a +1 to whoever can find the oddity in one of my pictures that I forgot to take out...
Stay tuned for the full showcase of Bayokan, and more scenes from the airport.
Panthersimcity4: Thanks, and yep, the city is already moving along the coast. I will show it soon
Schulmanator: Thanks, no worries with the money issue, the sultan has no problem spending, as long as it is for something he is interested in...
10000000000: Thanks, yeah, the runways will run east and west. Thanks for the tips
NMUSpidey: Thanks, yeah, I can see where you are coming from, but I don't want to be seen as too wealthy of a nation. Thanks again.
keder: Thanks, and with the city's growth rate, the distance won't be as far.
TekindusT: Thanks, and Chep Lak is a large influence on this... thanks for the idea
Evillions: Thanks, yeah I always thought it looked more realistic to have the streets connected- I am glad you noticed
Towedude: Wish granted!
Smartybylaw: Thanks, as I said to Keder, the city is growing in that direction, so the distance won't be as long.
Hazy37: Thank you.
nihonkaranws: Wow! Good to hear from ya Nihon! Thanks, about the language, I don't know if I have enough time to come up with anything, but I will think about it, oh and the houses are part of the LBT house-pack: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=890
escilnavia: Thank, yeah college is time consuming, but so far its been fun.
peep12: Thanks, actually everything that I used to build the airport is already on STEX (it is all modular)