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Ho Chi Minh city forms security group to protect tourists

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1. Posted by tuan1987 (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Hi everbody

On 28/03/2006, Ho chi minh city (Vietnam) began to form a security group, consisting 108 people, to protect tourist. They will patrol from 8:00 AM to 23:00 PM in Le Loi street, Nguyen Hue street, Dong khoi street, the Theatre area, ben Thanh market, Backpacker area (Pham Ngu Lao street, De Tham street, Bui vien street ) to keep tourist from bothering or disturbing by the street vendors or beggars , criminals, robbers ... Now , when u come to this city, u will feel better and safer.
Wish u have many wonderful moments in this city

2. Posted by Andyroo (Full Member 109 posts) 10y

was it really bad before??

just wondering cos im headin there in june! :o)

3. Posted by kevstump (Full Member 123 posts) 10y

Nah, I spent about a fortnight there in early December and I didnt have any problems at all, even late at night. Well, apart from a bit of a weird bloke following me around Ben Thanh market that is.....just make sure you dont flaunt your valuables and you will be fine.

Stumpy

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

I just returned from a month in VN and felt safer there than Las Vegas. However, I did not spend much time in HCMC as I have been there twice before. I am glad to see that the VN authorities are addressing a potential problem and taking action. Nothing will slow tourism faster than violent crime being associated with your city.