The diverse an individual are their personal identity (Olson, 2016). As a definition form Australian Identity Study Guide, identity is related to is a perspective of an individual or community about a national's comprehension of the sense of those who live within it and to those in the rest of the world. To sum up, the way you think about yourself, the way you are viewed by the world and the characteristics that define you are the personal identity. (Taylors College, 2021)
HO CHI MINH CITY
Ho Chi Minh city which is the business and financial hub of Vietnam and located in the south-eastern region of the country. (Asia Web Direct, n.d.) The city which formerly and still commonly known as Saigon is a southern city of Vietnam which originally belong to the Khmers before the 17th century and taken over by Vietnamese until recently. It was conquered by the French colonial empire and became the capital of Cochin China in 1862 and leave a numerous of elegant architecture and broad boulevards that influenced by the Western design. Since 1969 at the peak of the Vietnam War, the city had 4.5 million population who were all evacuated when all of Saigon and the rest of the South being taken over by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1975. (Asia Web Direct, n.d.)
REUNIFICATION PALACE (INDEPENDENCE PALACE)
The landmark located in District 1 which is the centre of the city
INDEPENDENCE PALACE ARHCITECTURE
The great mansion with a width of 80 meters was built on an area of 12 hectares by the Architect Ngo Viet Thu, since 1967. The properties are the complex of a huge living room which can accommodate up to 800 people and a large campus with many trees and lawns. Moreover, the architectural of the palace presented by the stone flower curtain in the form of elegant bamboo on the second floor which inspired by the departmental gates of the Hue Imperial Palace.
OUTSIDE THE PALACE
As a President Palace of Republic of Vietnam before 1975, the palace being decorated by the surrounding of an oval lawn and a semicircular lake with a various of lotus and water lilies, which locate along the width of the yard, evoking the image of peaceful lakes in Vietnam’s ancient temples and pagodas.