Day 2: Phú Mỹ Hưng Builds Bridges to the World

Today we visited Phú Mỹ Hưng Corporation, a joint Vietnamese-Taiwanese company responsible for the planning, construction, and upkeep of a large part of South Saigon. This area was once desolate wetlands, but Phú Mỹ Hưng turned the unused land into one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city. Below is the a model of the city, displayed in Crescent Mall, the large curved building in the top left of the map.

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A little lower and to the right of the Crescent Mall you can see a small island in the middle of the river. The land around this river is called the crescent, and it is possibly the most beautiful urban setting I have ever seen. This area, inspired by Singapore Bay, contains the famous Starlight Bridge, which lights up beautifully at night.

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This chic neighborhood attracts many foreigners, so many that 38-40% of residents are not native Vietnamese. Although the majority of foreign residents are Korean, over 30 nationalities are represented, including Chinese, Taiwanese, Malaysian, American, French, and many more.

The work done by Phú Mỹ Hưng has not only attracted foreign residents, but also foreign investors and companies. Phú Mỹ Hưng is truly helping to bring the world to Vietnam.

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