Learning Objectives


1. To discover the relationship between cultural influences and the architectural development in South Vietnam

2. To have a deeper understanding of urban planning issues and the interplay of the matrices of determinants involving physical attributes, commercial feasibility, social fabrics as well as political factors in particular relating to Generation Z (Those born between the early 1990s and the early 2000s).

3. To be aware of the impact of rapid urbanization on the environment and the need for sustainable development in the urban planning process.

4. To gain an insight of Singapore’s strengths in urban planning and sustainable environmental management skill-sets

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Reflection Day 6

On Day 6, we went to the retail market. Firstly, the newly constructed shopping centre, one of the biggest, if not the biggest in ho chi minh city, was exactly like the ones we have in Singapore. The only notable difference was that it was not crowded. I feel that this difference is due to the different status of the countries. After that, we went to 2 hypermarts. One was run by a local company, whereas one was run and brought into ho chi minh by Koreans. Differences between them in comparison was that while the local mart had more local produce and catered more to the locals that lived there, the Korean mart had more global items and was slightly more expensive. Another noticeable difference was that the forms of transport from floor to floor were different.

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