Ho Chi Minh City is built on a swamp. As more and more land gets built up, the weight of construction is causing the ground
My landlord, who owns a house valued at around US$1.2 million, lives in a tin-roofed shack out back and runs a roadside stand selling mangoes.
A couple of coconut trees overhang the small bridge that stands next to our house. Yesterday, a guy was up the trees harvesting ripe coconuts,
Just up the road from our house in Saigon’s District 2, a new building is under construction. Since it’s massive and equipped with a covered portico,