Binh Thanh, one of the most prosperous places in HCMC with a lot of expats. Originally, this place used to be 2 separate regions called Binh Hoa and Thanh My Tay. Located in the East of the city, it is near other well-known districts in HCMC and the Saigon River which creates a waterway system for the whole district. Having a population of over 400.000, It looks like a “salad bowl” as people from the 3 main regions of Vietnam have come here and settled down for a very long time, creating a mixed culture. In the past, the economy just focused on agriculture, but now the business has taken the lead. As a matter of fact, Binh Thanh uncontroversially is the main factor for the prosperity of Saigon nowadays.