When we returned from Bangkok in August 2016, we decided to live in the expat ghetto in District 7, Phú Mỹ Hưng, for a change. We stayed for 11 months. Wide clean suburban streets, no street vendors, lots more cars,
Saigon has another floating market in District 7 besides the seasonal one in District 8 during Tet. It is on the canal across from District 4.
Some posters on July 9, 2017 at one of the dozens of real estate offices in the Sky Garden complex. I believe these are all condominiums.
Police uniforms for kids?
Tet Holiday, 2017
Evenings are cooler and people go out
Street scenes in District 5, Saigon
An Binh in District 5, between Tran Hung Dao and the river, has dozens of jewelry shops. Jade is everywhere but there are also pearls and other semi-precious stones.
Elaborate nativity scenes appear outside Christian houses
One is constantly reminded of living in a communist country with red star and hammer and sickle flags, and propaganda posters. Lenin and Stalin live on.