Shophouse Metro Start on right track for completion with Metro Line 1 “Bottom fishing” has been one of the trendiest search phrases on Google during the social distancing period in Ho Chi Minh City as buyers are seeking the biggest bang for their buck in the real estate market. This has cannoned attention to property prices at projects along Metro Line 1 which have reached an all-time high, most notably shophouses at Metro Star. Shophouses only account for a small portion of urban projects, despite the business opportunities and high liquidity they offer by allowing owners to open their own business or quickly rent the property out. With Thu Duc City being established , investors are paying more attention to shophouses along Metro Line 1 – and Shophouse Metro Star has been shooting to the top of investors’ wishlist due to its prime location facing the largest park along Hanoi Highway. An artist’s impression of Shophouse Metro Star with pedestrian bridge connecting … [Read more...] about Shophouse Metro Start on right track for completion with Metro Line 1
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People always think of the H'mong King Palace, Dong Van Old Quarter and Cao Street when they think of outstanding architectural works in the Dong Van Karst Plateau in the northern province of Ha Giang. However, an ancient house in Ha Sung Village, Lung Tao Commune has now attracted visitors for its unique architectural values and unanswered questions about its origins and history. The front of the mysterious ancient house that is built on tortoise-shaped area. (Photo: VNP) The yard is paved with stone and it has a drainage system. (Photo: VNP) The entire roof of the over 100-year-old house is made of double tiles. (Photo: VNP) The pillars are chiseled, carved and colored carefully. (Photo: VNP) Poppy flower patterns can be seen all around the house on both wood and stone. (Photo: VNP) The dilapidated condition of the house is an indicator of its age. (Photo: VNP) Source: VNP … [Read more...] about Mysterious ancient house in Ha Giang
The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai not only has majestic forests, endless coffee fields, poetic Bien Ho (Sea Lake) and immense green tea hills, it also has a beautiful and unique pagoda named Minh Thanh. The main hall of Minh Thanh Pagoda. — Photo phatgiao.org.vn I was lucky enough to visit this pagoda after a two-day assignment in Pleiku City. The pagoda is located in the heart of the city on a gentle hill on Nguyen Viet Xuan Street. It has a unique, Japanese and Chinese-style architecture with exquisite carvings and a beautiful green campus, creating a peaceful space. The pagoda was built in 1964 by Most Venerable Thich Giac Dao and has since been restored and become more beautiful and splendid. From a distance, the pagoda looks like a miniature palace in the misty and mountainous city. I could easily see the curved roofs of the pagoda amidst the blue sky. The pagoda was embraced by a fanciful mist that made it feel as if I was in Japan. Old … [Read more...] about Minh Thanh, a peaceful and unique pagoda in a mountainous city
With summer traveling and camping plans on hold due to the ongoing pandemic, Lagom Vietnam is hoping to use its expertise in sustainable waste management to bring educational, environmentally friendly toys to local children. Lagom, a waste collection company in Vietnam, is hoping to keep children away from electronic devices this summer with a project aimed at engaging children with toys made from recycled milk cartons. A two-year journey Lagom Vietnam has collected over 528 tons of empty milk cartons from about 880 kindergartens and primary schools across Vietnam since 2019. After collection, Lagom processes the milk cartons in a hydraulic blender to separate the pulp from the complex of plastic aluminum. The processed pulp is then recycled into notebooks, bags, and ecological roofing sheets at a local paper mill. Though Lagom is proud of the support its projects have received from communities across the country, the partnerships developed with local schools, … [Read more...] about When life hands you milk cartons, make…toys!
Camping becomes an ideal option for many people to enjoy and relax in the Covid-19 time, even at home. Camping has gained increasing popularity among urban families in recent years, especially in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, alongside the growing number of personal cars. Particularly, in face of the movement restriction due to Covid-19, camping is becoming even more trendy. Camping- a raising tourism trend amidst Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Lan Cao Thi Increasing demand After busy days of work and study, weekends are the time that families look forward to, to rest and relax. With a car, many families prefer a picnic to a tour to famous destinations with more costly accommodation and longer traveling time. There are many camping groups in the country like Camping together, Hanoi Camping - Picnic Association, or Camping with Children, among others. Members of these groups usually recommend each other campsites, share experiences, exchange camping equipment, … [Read more...] about Camping – a favorable way to travel during Covid-19