Nguyen Tan Thoai & Truong Thi Ha
Nguyen Tan Thoai & Truong Thi Ha
New City where the couple was destined to meet, As a pioneer who moved to the area ahead of others, We want to contribute to building the local community.
What made you decide to move to Binh Duong New City?
Thoai: Previously, I lived in Binh Duong Province, but because of the characteristics of construction work, I often went to construction according to projects. My wife was also working in Binh Duong province, so we moved from Ho Chi Minh City when we got married. Initially, we lived in the old city of Thu Dau Mot, but we chose the New City because of the convenience of commuting and the comfort of the city.
Ha：We didn't have a house in Thu Dau Mot, but BECAMEX TOKYU built a new apartment building in the new town and started selling it. At the time, the city wasn't overly populated yet, and I felt very comfortable here. Since it was close to my work, I decided to buy a house and move to the New City for its convenience.
What are your impressions of living in the NEW CITY?
Ha：I think it's a very green area, with “MIDORI PARK” just around the corner from our apartment. The whole city is new, park-like and open, and I really like it. The streets are very wide, and there are plenty of public buses, making it convenient to get around on a daily basis when you actually live here. I go to work with peace of mind.
Thoai: I like the fact that I can easily go to neighboring provinces such as Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai Province. I also like the fact that there are many facilities necessary for daily life such as schools, clinics, markets, and government offices. The city is very lively and I feel comfortable every morning when I wake up and go to work.
What do you like most about living here?
Ha：I think it's the proximity to work. There are also schools and clinics nearby, so I feel safe when I have children in the future. Although not in the New City, there is a traditional market a few hundred meters from our apartment, so we don't have to worry about daily shopping.
Thoai: I like the quality of the residents. There are many intellectuals and foreigners working in Binh Duong Province, and their children also live here. I expect that in the future, these diverse cultures will be combined and our children will learn a lot.
What was important to you when you moved?
Thoai: First of all, the city is intelligent. I myself want to learn more things, so the quality of the residents, as I mentioned earlier, was very appealing to me.
The second is medical care. It's essential to have medical facilities nearby. Currently, the only facilities in the New City are clinics, but there are well-equipped "BECAMEX International Hospital" and "Columbia Asia Hospital" in the province. The New City is also under construction with a hospital with about 1,500 beds, so it will be more convenient in the future.
The third is whether or not there is a market nearby to support daily life.
The fourth factor is education. If there is a school nearby, it will be easier for me to take my children to and from school while working.
Then there's the natural environment. There are a lot of trees planted in the city, and the air is fresh and clean. The city itself is built in a wide area, so it is well ventilated and comfortable.
Are there any cultural characteristics?
Thoai: I think the most important thing is that there are people from many different countries, and we can exchange cultures and customs. I hope that the children can become global citizens and make friends with people from different countries.
Ha：It's also interesting to see how many events are held in different countries, such as the Japanese Tanabata Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival. There used to be a monthly food event called "SORA Market". It was an event to introduce the cuisines of the world, and it was very enjoyable with a global atmosphere.
How do you spend your holidays and what are your favorite spots?
Ha：MIDORI PARK is my favorite. You can take a walk and look at the scenery. It helps me regain my energy.
Thoai: I party with friends in the community, and since sports are my hobby, I exercise at the gym and pool. Also, MIDORI PARK is actually a place of destiny for the two of us; we met around 2015 on the park landscaping project. My wife was the client and I was the builder, so we met here and ended up getting married. So this area of the New City, in particular, has become a place of everlasting memories for us (laughs).
What to expect from Binh Duong New City
Thoai: I think it would be nice to have a large supermarket, like "AEON Mall". It would also be nice to have a large specialized hospital in the New City. I would also be happy if there were more facilities related to entertainment. There are plans to build a large shopping center in a few years, so I hope it will open soon (laughs).
Lastly, Ms. Ha is currently working for BECAMEX TOKYU. How does it feel to live in a city that you are involved in developing?
Ha：As for the apartment, I think it meets my needs in terms of the quality of the building and the layout of the house. I'm also happy to see that the city is well-equipped with swimming pools, gyms, green spaces, etc., so that I can participate in various activities outside of work.
As for the city as a whole, I belong to the construction department, so I have some idea of what the future holds, and I feel that this city will become even more exciting in the future. That's why I'd like to be a pioneer, contributing to community building as a resident of this city.