Quick thinking mother evades out of control truck in Vietnam

Inches from death: Terrifying moment a mother carrying her child evades out of control truck by sprinting away as it smashes through cars parked next to her in Vietnam

This is the incredible moment a mother carrying a small child narrowly escapes death as she evades an out of control truck.

The dashboard footage, thought to have been captured in Vietnam, is filmed by a driver who seems to be looking for parking on the side of a highway, before giving way to a silver car approaching from the right.   Continue reading

  • December 14, 2018
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Market waits for regulations on small apartments

The property market awaits technical standards for the development of small apartments, which may become a trend to deal with the housing crisis caused by the country’s rapid urbanisation.

At the end of last year, the Ministry of Construction gave the green light to HCM City to study the development of apartments with areas ranging from 25sq.m to 45sq.m. The city was allowed to have around 20 to 25 per cent of new apartments fall within this range while waiting for official regulations.

The ministry is compiling the national technical standards for apartments, which are expected to set the minimum area for commercial apartments at 25sq.m.

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Housing ownership of overseas Vietnamese (Vietkieu) & Foreigners

On 25th November 2014, the Vietnam’s National Assembly passed the long-waited amended Housing Law that addresses a number of issues including regulations on foreign ownership of properties in Vietnam, replacing the pilot scheme that expired in December 2013.

The new law which is effective from 01st July 2015, removes many of the previous restrictions on foreign individual buyers. Continue reading

The Ascent Thao Dien

The Ascent Thao Dien is a fairly new  condominium building in Saigon district 2. It comprises of 2 towers of 29 floors.   With only 280 apartments, the Ascent is recognised as a medium size development where you have a strong community feel.

Located almost right in the middle of Thao Dien, you can find almost everything within walking distance: Restaurants, schools, shops etc…

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Gateway Thao Dien

The Gateway Thao Dien  is a recently built condominium (2018)- comprising of luxury apartments, serviced residences, integrated facilities, boutique retail space, and  F&B courtyard with international standard restaurants and cafes- is a very attractive apartment building in Thao Dien. It has excellent facilities, a very good location and modern apartments.

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The expat zone: A day in Thao Dien, Saigon’s riverside enclave

The once sleepy backwater is the epitome of change, where you can now find Western restaurants, luxury homes, and ‘Little Vietnam.’

“I don’t believe it,” says Nhung, my translator for the day, as we liaise on Thao Dien’s main strip of specialty coffee shops, organic supermarkets, and trendy international eateries, “I just got stuck in a traffic jam… in District 2!”

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Thao Dien: A High-End Haven in Bustling Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam’s biggest and busiest metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City, is currently the symbol of the country’s economic growth.

And if property prospectors are correct, the erstwhile capital of the independent republic of Vietnam that is commonly known by its name under French colonial rule, Saigon, is poised for a brilliant future too.

Over the past five years, investors and developers have set their sights on the city, transforming the skyline of its 24 districts with an ever-growing number of mixed-use glass and steel skyscrapers, and it consistently ranks on top-10 lists of Asian cities in which to invest in real estate. Continue reading

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