Best Bars in Thao Dien, Ho Chi Minh City

Don’t let the distance sway you from venturing over to Thao Dien in District 2. This enclave is home to some of the coolest bars in the city — and while you won’t save any money, you’ll definitely have a great time. Here are the best bars in one of the coolest wards in Ho Chi Minh City. Continue reading

  • January 10, 2019
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Top Things to See and Do in Ho Chi Minh City’s Thao Dien Ward

For many locals and expats, Thao Dien is seen as a place where people with more money than sense go to live in an overpriced bubble — to hide from the real Vietnam. But, in reality, Thao Dien is a thriving community filled with amazing restaurants, boutique shops, nightlife and all the creature comforts of a modern city – when it’s not flooded, of course.

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  • January 10, 2019
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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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