Gallery: South Saigon Yacht Park Brings Green Living Back to Vietnam’s ...

 

Vietnam’s capital of Ho Chi Minh City is currently a glass-concrete jungle, but plans are afoot to change all of that. A project is being developed for the center of the historic capital, which will aim to “create a green oasis to spread the message of green revolution across the country.” It is hoped that the project, called South Saigon Yacht Park, will bring back an old world charm and a balance between the people and nature in the busy capital.

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  1. VungTauYachtClub May 11, 2011 at 4:00 am

    For those who don’t know about Vietnam’s ‘rich cultural heritage’…
    Saigon River water quality (currently) is poor – it is fed into by polluted ‘grey water’ tributaries. (You can see the Nha Be District development site location for yourself on Google Maps/Earth.)
    Turning -what is presently- a ‘green field site’ (mango groves?) into a what the developer considers will be a “zero-carbon-emission zone” serves to demonstrate that sadly many in this region simply ‘don’t get it’. (Is it not better to convert an existing ‘brown field’ site nearer to the city into a ‘green’ one?)
    Perhaps tellingly media coverage omits to include a proposed completion date for this project – experience tells us that it’s highly unlikely the nice CGI concepts will become a reality.
    Project non-delivery is another factor and aspect of the local ‘cultural heritage’…

  2. kmcc21 April 8, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    So, which part of this “Yacht” park has anything to do with Vietnam’s rich cultural heritage?

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