UK-based entertainment magazine Time Out has ranked District 3 in HCM City as 18th on a list of the world's 50 coolest neighbourhoods. HCM City's District 3 among '50 coolest neighborhoods in the world' Visiting a 150-year-old pink church in Saigon Touring the pinky church in downtown Ho Chi Minh City Tan Dinh Church's pink colour attracts photo lovers. — VNS Photo Viet Dung As one of the city's 24 districts, District 3 is “a buzzing but less well-trodden neighbourhood where exciting new developments coexist with a sense of history", the magazine says. The article drew attention to the area's "colonial-era churches and villas alongside Buddhist pagodas" and live music mainstays. As part of Time Out's survey, around 27,000 city dwellers from around the world were asked for their opinions on their hometown's neighbourhoods. Time Out editors and contributing writers were also consulted. The Arroios area of Lisbon in Portugal was ranked the coolest place followed by … [Read more...] about HCM City’s District 3: 18th coolest neighbourhood in the world
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An unique invention According to the World Health Organization, nearly 90% of the world’s urban population breathes in air with pollutant levels that are much higher than the recommended threshold. Nearly 7 million of people die per year from diseases caused by air pollution. Accelerating speed of urbanization has put great challenges on city’s infrastructure and laid out the utmost need for the development of green and smart strategies. However, the common problem facing many city leaders is the lack of data and necessary tools to support them in decision making. Siemens’ solutions for cities offer significant advantages and can easily be replicated for other infrastructure projects Thanks to active participation from Siemens, a new air quality control system was created to address the above problem. According to Mr. Klaus Heidinger – Head of City Solutions of Siemens: “This is a solution that can not only monitor and forecast air pollution … [Read more...] about Siemens’ answers for smart city solutions
Several expats living in Vietnam have shared their stories about Christmas celebrations with Tuoi Tre News as the holiday nears. Kim Cheng, from San Diego, California, USA My husband and I have been living in Vietnam for over six years, and I've celebrated four memorable Christmases and New Year's holidays in Ho Chi Minh City. I remember my first Christmas in Vietnam. It was December 24, 2008 and Vietnam had just won the AFF Championship. Most of Le Duan Street and the area surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral had thousands of motorbikes with fans cheering and waving Vietnamese flags. Then, just before midnight, there was a wave of silence. It was really cool to see a mass of people become so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. The weather in the city during December is similar to the weather in my hometown most of the year. This year, a small group of friends and I will have Christmas Eve dinner at Saffron restaurant. We're also doing a fun Secret Santa gift exchange. We have a … [Read more...] about That’s how they celebrate Christmas in Vietnam, how about you?
Those who ignore or collude with each other to shatter urban development planning not only make the lives of urban people increasingly confined and suffocated, but also jam development space for the future. Hanoi and HCM City residents feel this most clearly. In the morning, when leaving home to go to the office and school, and in the afternoon, when returning home, they have to struggle on the road with the flow of people and exhaust from cars and motorbikes. In the summer sun, people are subjected to the scorching heat because of the asphalt effect, concrete houses, and the heat from air conditioners and engines. When it rains, people have to struggle because the roads turn into rivers and streams. Most of the elderly do not have places for relaxation, while children have no place to play. When people feel tired, they need cool spaces to walk and rest in, but it is just a far-away dream. The problem is difficult to settle, so people as well as the next generations will suffer. What … [Read more...] about Who spoils Hanoi’s planning?
The There VND Then concept store is set to open in the fourth quarter of this year Designed to bring Ho Chi Minh City's shopping and entertainment scene to the next level, the There VND Then concept store is set to open in the fourth quarter of this year at 99 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe ward, District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, promising to become the superior multifunctional space that offers a lifestyle-fashion, dining, and grooming – for the current generation. Beyond taking the honour as Vietnam's first retailer to officially offer multiple high-end international streetwear brands, There VND Then serves as a creative space for community collaborations and creative endeavours. Tucked away inside the heart of There VND Then’s concept store is a hidden Barbershop – offering a contemporary take on traditional barbering. Services on offer include haircuts, straight razor shaves, relaxing shampoo experiences, or any combination thereof. Last but not least, There … [Read more...] about A new era of shopping for Saigon’s trendiest young people