Top Asia attractions and retirement locations? This country, according to Peddicord, is “one of the most affordable places in the world to retire for an interesting and comfortable life.” A one-bedroom apartment in the center of Hanoi, according to Numbeo.com, will cost about $348; outside the center, that will cost you at least $100 less. Monthly Internet charges are about $10. Danang, Vung Tau, and Hanoi are Peddicord’s top picks, but she has a word of caution for anyone who considers access to healthcare important. She says that healthcare is excellent in Hanoi, but in Vung Tau, good care requires a two-hour drive to Ho Chi Minh City. And in Danang, getting good healthcare would require a flight to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, or out of the country to Bangkok.
The Mekong Delta is the region in southern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea. It is a very rich and lush area, covered with rice fields, that produces about half of the total of Vietnam’s agricultural output. Subsequently, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, and all the villages are often accessible by river rather than by road.
Koh Samui’s repertoire of things to do and see is varied and interesting: the island hosts a great deal of splendid natural and man-made attractions from mummified monks to the famous grandma and grandpa rocks (Hin Ta & Hin Yai) to attractive waterfalls and more, there’s nothing to stop you having a blast on Samui Island. For those interested in religious imagery and architecture the Big Buddha will impress – especially at sunset. Nature lovers can visit Ang Thong Marine National Park on a day trip to enjoy a genuine ‘get away from it all’ feel in the splendid tropical islands it hosts. Check out the top things to do in Koh Samui listed below, they are the island’s must-see attractions… Find extra details on Retirement Villages in Asia.
Few buildings have created such a stir in Singapore as the Esplanade. Opened in 2002, the eye-catching bayfront complex has been dubbed ‘the durians’ by locals because of its resemblance to the spiky (and stinky) tropical fruit. It’s the city’s most prominent performing arts centre and the programme bears an eclectic mix of Western and Eastern influences. Book a gig, concert or theatre show in advance and make a cultural evening of it. Marina Bay’s giant, 42-storey, 165m observation wheel continues to pull a mix of tourists and locals who come for the breathtaking, 360-degree views of the city available from one of its capsules. Each flight lasts 30 mintues and on a clear day the panorama from the top of the wheel stretches into neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia. If you fancy pimping your experience a bit, take a look at the dining and cocktail packages that are available.
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