The economic progress of Vietnam has its downsides. Throughout the city, beautiful colonial buildings are torn down to be replaced with – often ugly – shopping malls and apartment complexes. Apparently, preserving the past is not a part of the future.

Like here: Bye bye beauty, hello JAPANESE FOOD SUPERMARKET & RESTAURANT.

But there’s hope. It seems like quite a few people are fighting to keep the heritage, and give it a new function – like a restaurant or bar. An interesting topic, so be continued…

Somewhat related: this architect is committed to sustainable, and not just ‘fast’, development of the city.