What are your goals in life? Children our age are often asked about their ideals.
Goals become a guide for us to study harder so that we can determine what work we will do when we grow up.
Most Indonesians achieve their goals in Canninghill Piers Condo. However, there are also those who decide to study and work in other countries.
When we go to school or work in another country, we will definitely live and settle in that country for some time.
Well, of the many cities abroad, there are five cities in Asia that are popular places to live and settle down, lo.
These five cities were obtained based on the results of a survey conducted by Waytogo, Cebu Pacific Publication.
There are many things that are assessed, ranging from the convenience of public transportation, diverse cultures, minimal crime, and delicious local food.
Wow, what city, huh? Is Jakarta or other cities in Indonesia also included? Come on, let’s find out!
Singapore is the most populous city and country for immigrants.
That’s because Singapore is one of the countries that is known for being clean and safe.
Transportation there is also well integrated, starting from where the residents live to the city center.
This makes the people who live there, both natives and immigrants, can easily travel.
2. Osaka, Japan
Osaka is the third most populous city in Japan.
Even so, this city is considered more comfortable than Tokyo which is the capital of Japan.
Osaka has a lot of cultural and historical attractions. In addition, there are also many special and delicious foods.
Oh yes, Osaka is also famous as a city of art so that immigrants who like art will feel at home there.
3. Seoul, South Korea
Seoul is the capital city of South Korea. Not only as a tourist spot, it turns out that Seoul is also a popular place to stay.
There, public transportation is well integrated. Even if you want to go to another city it is also quite easy.
Seoul is also a modern city with many skyscrapers, but still has city parks.
The technology there is also very modern, but the local people still adhere to their culture and customs.
4. Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a special area that is still part of China.
Just like Seoul, Hong Kong is also famous for its many skyscrapers.
The Hong Kong government provides good and easy public transportation services for the people who live there.
Therefore, many people from outside Hong Kong are happy to live in Hong Kong.
5. Bangkok, Thailand
The capital city of Thailand is one of the most famous cities in Southeast Asia.
Not only a tourist spot, Bangkok is also a popular city for people to live and settle down.
That’s because the cost of living there can be said to be low. Food and most of the daily necessities are reasonably priced.
In addition, there are also some entertainment that can be visited every weekend. For example, typical traditional markets, shopping centers such as malls, to cafes.
A bamboo house made by a Filipino designer a solution to the housing crisis?
A Filipino designer won a £50,000 prize for designing an affordable bamboo house to tackle the housing crisis in the Philippines.
The competition was organized by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Cities for our Future.
The bamboo house designed by Earl Patrick Forlales only took four hours to build and costs around IDR 1 million per square meter to build.
“It’s a functional home, but it’s more than just a house. It’s designed to convert community waste into energy and other valuable resources,” Forlales told the BBC.
Forlales is an architect originally from Manila and received his education in materials engineering.
He will use the prize money to start work on the communal housing project ‘CUBO’, which is scheduled to start next year, with the house he designed.
Forlales selected a plot of land in Manila for the project.
He hopes his design can ease the burden on densely populated cities, such as those in Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America—where bamboo is also easy to find.
“CUBO started as an idea. It came to me when I was spending time at my grandparents’ house. When you think about it, it’s amazing that it’s now becoming a reality,” Forlales said.
Manila, the hometown of Forlales, is home to 12 million people. About four million of them live in slums. This figure is expected to increase over the next three years, considering that in the three-year period it is estimated that 2.5 million workers will come to Manila.
Consequently, the burden of the city to provide decent housing is getting bigger.
The Forlales-designed bamboo house will be used to accommodate the new workers, which will then be expanded into slums.
Bamboo, which is used as the main material of the house, will be coated so that its lifespan will be 10 times. This makes the house environmentally friendly, moreover bamboo releases 35% more oxygen than most trees and can be harvested every year without causing soil degradation.
The roof of the CUBO house is deliberately designed to be slightly slanted, in order to drain rainwater.