On a recent trip to Saigon, the best advice I received about getting around the city during the 6PM rush was, "Don’t make plans before 8PM." This was advice well heeded. More often than not, during my stay in Saigon, I chose to stay in rather than face the gauntlet of motorbikes, cyclos, buses and cars that flood the streets every evening. As the population grows, it is clear … [Read more...] about The Population Puzzle: Fixing Saigon’s Traffic Problems
Skyscrapers are popping up at a fast pace in major cities in Vietnam. Height records are constantly being set and broken. This is definitely a good sign for those in the real estate industry. What does it mean for everyone else in the country? Late last year, Saigon saw a major cityscape makeover with the opening of the Bitexco Financial Tower, the tallest building in the … [Read more...] about Tallest Skyscrapers in Vietnam: Race to the Sky Causes Traffic on the Ground
Natural disasters happen everywhere unpredictably; there is not much that we can do about it yet. However, deaths caused by preventable accidents are among the most disheartening to me. In Vietnam, preventable accidents are the cause of more than 10,000 deaths every year. This number is unnecessarily high and has caused more than just pain and grieves for the ones who are … [Read more...] about The Cost of Traffic Accidents in Vietnam
Admit it! Vietnam is the most beautiful country in the world where all the fun begins but never ends! As you stroll down the crowded streets in Saigon at night or just simply visit the peaceful villages in the rural areas, you immediately become amazed by the different things that are completely unique to this quaint country. Now, the real question that I want to ask is: how … [Read more...] about Transportation: How Do You Go About In Vietnam?