Binh, who lives on the outskirts of the city, said his apartment has been transformed by the quake.
“We have had no problems with flooding or fires in the past, but now I can see the city skyline and the houses,” he said.
Binh’s apartment is located at a corner of a residential block that is under construction.
He said the project has had some delays, but it was going ahead.
“When the earthquake hit, there was no building in the city,” he told ABC News.
“I saw the whole city shake up.
People ran from the city centre, and some people lost their homes, and I think there were a lot of people who lost their jobs.”
A construction worker stands next to the collapsed part of the building at Binh’s building in Saigon, Vietnam, on Sept. 22, 2020.