Reflection on Plus3: Vietnam

I am beyond honored to have had the opportunity to journey to Vietnam. The trip exposed me to the raw beauty and sheer size of our world. Whether I was trying new fruits or attempting to learn the Vietnamese language, I was able to experience new adventures everyday. I am so grateful to have received…

Hello Vietnam | Goodbye Vietnam

“One day I’ll touch your soil. One day I’ll finally know your soul. One day I’ll come to you. To say hello… Vietnam.” —Quynh Anh (Hello Vietnam) It has been a few days since I left Vietnam. I have set a side writing this final blog until now as adjusting to the time zone difference has…

Figurines and Final Company Visits

Hello Everybody, Yesterday was our last day of company visits, our last day with our amazing bus driver 007, and with our purple clad bus that looks like it was decorated by a grandma. The overwhelming feeling as I got off the bus today for the last time was that I did not want to…

May 18th – VSIP and II-VI

    Today was our last day of site visits.  It seems like the two weeks has flown by.  We started our day at Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) and then in the afternoon, we went to II-VI which is actually in VSIP.  VSIP is an industrial park that companies can buy their land or…

Day 11 – The Final Blog

Can’t believe this is my final blog post!!! Ahhh! The last two days have been busy but also nostalgic as our trip comes to an end. Yesterday, our final site visit included trips to Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park and II-VI Vietnam Company. Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park is a company that develops commercial factories and residential…

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Day 11: Today was the final day of my trip at Vietnam. Yesterday, we traveled to two company visits, VSIP and II-VI. VSIP is known as the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park and supports creating a great number of facilities such as factories and other things for companies to set up on. II-VI however is an…

An Industry Economy

Today we visited two companies, VSIP and II–VI. Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park is the company that I had done research on prior to my visit to Vietnam, so I had a list of expectations that were not only met but surpassed. I knew that VSIP made industrial parks, but what I did not know is that…

Two in One

Today was our last day of company visits – weird to say. Time has truly flown on this trip and Saturday we already return home! Today’s agenda involved two different company site visits – the first to VSIP, Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park, and the other to II IV (as in “two six”). VSIP, or the…

Finishing Off the trip at VSIP & II-VI

Our final visits were at Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Parks and II-IV. VSIP is a government supported company that develops industrial parks and townships. It offers land for “custom-built” factories in mostly southern Vietnam. The hold facilities like post office, banks, restaurants, schools, markets, and shopping malls. The company has a competitive advantage by partnering with Singapore….

II, 4, VI, 8….

For the second-to-last full day of the trip, we packed in the last two company visits; Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) and II-VI. First we hopped on the bus and drove to the VSIP headquarters for a short speech and tour. VSIP was started in 1994 by the Prime Ministers of Singapore and Vietnam in…

II-VI for I

Today, our group visited two companies located right outside of Ho Chi Minh City. This morning, we woke up happy and excited to be in Vietnam. We journeyed on the bus for about an hour. We first visited the entrance of Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP). One the chief marketing directors of VSIP led us…

05/18/2017 -Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park

Today, I visited Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (known as VSIP). The project was started in 1994 by the Prime Ministers of Singapore and Vietnam in an effort to boost the economies of the two countries. Since then, Singapore and Vietnam have been working together to make the industrial park project as successful as possible. This…

From Model Towns to LASIK

Earlier today, we toured VSIP, a state-owned company that builds industrial parks and ready built factories for a wide variety of industries. The first thing that shocked me was exactly this, how many different types of companies that VSIP caters to. When I asked if they specialized in any one type, they said no. This…

Parks and Recreation

We had our final company visits today, and it was bittersweet! I won’t miss the 6 AM wake ups, but also the company visits were so interesting and I really enjoyed listening to all the presentations. We visited two companies today. Our first visit was Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park. It’s a joint partnership between the…

Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park

Today we visited the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park. The business allows companies to order specific factory buildings which are built to perfection. The Industrial Park also has houses, apartments, 2 university’s, restaurants, a shopping mall, and much more. At the presentation given by VSIP, I learned that the original company began with the Prime Minister…

Day 11: Office Parks and Roman Numerals

To start, I’d like to say that this is my final blog post of the trip. Writing these each day has been a nice way to reflect on my experiences, and I’m certain that some day I’ll look back on them and remember Vietnam. We met at 8AM today to go to Vietnam Singapore Industrial…

Day 11: No Ordinary Kind of Park

With our last day of site visits, we wrapped up our educational aspect of this trip about development in Vietnam by touring a park—not any old park with benches and swings, but an Industrial Park. The first company we visited in the morning was Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP), a state owned company including 30…

Day 11

Today we went on the last of our site visits here in Vietnam, and so this will be my final blog post. In the morning, we visited the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP), which is located about an hour away from Ho Chi Minh City. VSIP was developed in the 1990s in cooperation between the…

Day 11: Industrial parks and manufacturing

Today we visited two different companies: Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) and II-IV, known as Two-Six. The first company, VSIP, was very interesting to learn about. It is a state-owned company, but the government actually does not have very much say in the running and management of the company. It is an industrial park development…

Vietnaaam! Ho Chi Miinhhh!

Rather than have classes today, we visited several significant landmarks around Saigon. First, we headed to the Cat Lai Terminal (the biggest terminal in the area) in order to see how shipping is done in Vietnam. It was shocking to see the sheer quantity of goods being transported on a daily basis and how multiple interconnecting systems…