The Urban Vibes of District 7, Ho Chi Minh City

District 7 can be considered as an urban district of Saigon which mainly targeted to high earner Vietnamese and expatriates community. District 7 is very complex with all-in-one facilities such as retail outlets, convention centre, apartments and landed houses, hospital, schools and malls. Since the launching for this new development, Vietnamese are very confident buying property here for investment or for their own use.

Phu My Hung Development Area

Phu My Hung Corporation had developed this area with outstanding features which successfully transformed a typical French narrow style building to an Asian oriental look. This area is a favorite among Korean, Japanese and other South East Asia expatriates in Saigon. Apartments such as Sky Garden is always a good choice for family living with monthly rental around USD 1000 for 3 bedrooms apartment. Complete with retail outlets and swimming pool for residence, This will make your stay more convenient. Optionally, other developments such as Huong Vuong Apartment or trilogies of Hoang Gia Lai Apartment is also worth it to have a look.

Food & Groceries

There are varieties of international grocery stores available in Phu My Hung area. Japanese and Korean goods are on the top shopping list besides western cooking ingredients. There are numbers of coffee shops and fast food restaurants at nearby areas such as KFC and Carl’s Junior. If you are craving for your home country dishes, you do not need to travel far as everything is just right here in District 7. You may step into Ganesh Restaurant for Indian curries, Nathalies Thai Restaurant for Thai food and Lion City Restaurant for authentic Singaporean food. The American’s Domino Pizza first franchise outlet also is open in District 7.

International Education

Since there are a big Asian communities living in District 7, childrens education is not an issue for residence of District 7. There are Asian school such as Taipei School for Chinese speaking students,Ho Chi Minh City Japanese School for Japanese and Korean School for Korean students. The education syllabus for these schools are the same as their country of origin with teachers from home country. Optionally, International Schools such as Saigon South International School (SSIS) and Canadian International School (CIS) is available for parents who are looking for western standard of education. As for tertiary education, RMIT University from Melbourne, Australia is one of the best universities in town which currently accepting Vietnamese and foreigners enrollment for various programmes.

Shopping & Entertainment

Living in District 7 is very conveniennt for family living. Instead of going to District 1 and facing high traffic congestion and pollution, you may do your shopping and entertainment in District 7. Malaysian owned Parkson Paragon, brand new The Crescent Mall, Coop Mart Supermarket and Korean owned Lotte Mart offers varieties of your groceries and lifestyle shopping needs. From asian cooking ingredients, household and popular brands such as BCBGMAXAZRIA, Diesel, DKNY and Esprit are available for shoppers. If you are Malaysian or Singaporean, a very famous Giant Supermarket is located at lower ground floor of The Crescent Mall is what you seeking for.
In terms of entertainment in District 7, you may go out for bowling at a bowling and game center at the top floor of Lotte Mart. There are 3 good cinemas in District 7 which is Lotte Cinema at top floor of Lotte Mart, Megastar Cinema at Saigon Paragon and their brand new outlet at The Crescent Mall. Premium Movie Theater is available at Parkson Paragon’s Megastar with a very comfortable sofa type seating and in-house concierge.

The disadvantages of living in District 7

District 7 can be considered as a remote area. If you are looking for all night long hang out, you need to go to city centre as there is not much to explore in here. Public transport is also not so convenient and taxi is main transportation in this area. Other than that, the cost of living here is a bit higher compared to other districts as you need to spend for your high rental, transportation and children’s education.


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