Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh city or HCMC, is the biggest city of Vietnam. If Hanoi as the capital of Vietnam is the heart of the country, Saigon is known as the economic center of Vietnam and the most favorite city of expats community in Vietnam.
Located in the South part of Vietnam, Saigon once was the richest city of Indochina back to 1900s and named as “the Pearl of the Far East”. Nowadays, the city has lost its top 1 in the developed city in Southest Asia but still, it is the land of promise.
Saigon has a wonderful geographical location, near the sea and at the heart of Southest Asia, making it an ideal place for economic and commercial activities and that’s the way Saigon is the richest city in Vietnam, not Hanoi the capital.
With its dynamic economy, Saigon is a city of opportunities where both local inhabitants, immigrants from other parts of country and expats could find well-paid jobs and develop their careers or the uneducated could find the jobs that are much higher paid than being a farmer in their homeland. Thus, people flock here more and more to look for opportunity to upgrade their live. If you are a non-native individuals looking for a chance to reside in Saigon, you have a wide range of offers from being an English teacher to other positions that require related experience and English for communication.
Also, the cost of living in Saigon is quite easy compared to the same level city in Asia so the city has been a paradise for expats, especially Westerners in recent years. Saigon has attracted not only international workers but also foreigners seeking for a place to live after their retirement due to its low cost of living and effective health care system.
But Saigon is not just about earning opportunities, it is also the transit spot to other stunning tourism regions in the South and itself also has many unique cultures and places of interest, from Saigon, tourists could take buses to visit Vung Tau, Cu Chi tunnels and many other famous tourism spots. And the cost for a flight ticket to other famous coastal cities as Da Nang, Quy Nhon or Phu Quoc is quite affordable even for low income class.
Coming to Vietnam, don’t miss out Saigon else your trip is not completed. Check out this pearl to feel its energy and cultures, maybe you will be the next person to fall in love with it and who knows, maybe it will be come the second home of yours?
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