Little weekend market brings antique collectors together

The government of HCMC will open a weekend market downtown in the second quarter to create a new shopping and entertainment venue for city dwellers and tourists. File photo of a hydrofoil heading to a now-defunct pier at the Bach Dang Park. The government of HCMC will open a weekend market at the Bach Dang Park along the Saigon River in the second quarter of this year Expected to open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, the market will cover 3,000 square meters at the Bach Dang Park along the Saigon River in District 1 and…... [read more]

PHOTOS: DU MIEN - NGO HONG LINH A variety of vintage items, from tableware to cars, can be found at a flea market organized every Sunday outside a café in Ho Chi Minh City. The market does not have an official name, but both buyers and sellers call it "Sai Gon ve chai" (Saigon scraps), referring to the fact that all the products on sale are old. The "scraps," however, are not cheap as they sound, because they are all rare things. Zippo lighters can cost up to a thousand dollars each, while motorbikes produced by Mobylette, Vespa and Lambretta…... [read more]

Rubik Zoo, The New District and Saigon Holiday are good suggestions for young people in Ho Chi Minh City at weekend to visit, go shopping and taste delicious food. Rubik Zoo on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St., Dist. 1 consists of 100 booths selling clothes, fashion accessories, and food. The market opens at 9:00am and close at 0:00am at weekend. The New District on Nguyen Tat Thanh St., Dist. 4 gathers fashion brands including Nosbyn, The Blue T-Shirt, Heverly, Urbanista, and Pop Birdy. Street food. Hello Weekend Market in Dist. 1. Saigon Flea Market on Ton Dat Tien St., Dist.…... [read more]

A busy weekend market in town Hoang Phong As it is close to the backpackers quarter in HCMC’s District 1, the weekend market attracts many foreigners - PHOTO: NGUYEN QUY Saigon Central Market has emerged as an ideal gathering place for young locals and foreign tourists at weekends. Located at Zone B of September 23 Park in District 1, adjacent to HCMC’s quarter of international backpackers, the market is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Guests can find a variety of dishes from Vietnam, Japan, Korea and Thailand, fashion items at various stands, and enjoy…... [read more]

Viet Nam News A new weekend market in HCM City is becoming popular with both locals and foreigners. Since it is close to the backpackers' area on Phạm Ngũ Lão Street in District 1, the Sài Gòn Central Market has emerged as a place for young visitors to hang out. Located in Zone B of September 23 Park, the market opens from 9am to 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors can find fashion items and food from Việt Nam, Japan, South Korea and Thailand, and enjoy music performances. - VNS... [read more]

For locals and expatriates living near Hanoi’s West Lake, a European style market that is open from 9 am to 12.30 pm every Saturday off To Ngoc Van Street is a place to shop and have a chat. Alain Fiorucci, one of the booth owners is an Italian-French man who has lived in Vietnam for 15 years. Fluent in the local language and humorous, he always manages to attract a crowd to look at and buy the pure honey he buys directly from a factory in Ha Giang. “All products sold in this market have fixed prices and detailed labels…... [read more]

HCM CITY (VNS)— A weekend market selling fresh food and hand-made products kicks off today at the Crescent Mall in District 7, with the aim of acting as a bridge between city residents, particularly those in the Phu My Hung area, and the makers of traditional products. The market features 60 booths displaying specialties from the southern region, such as Go Cong glutinous rice chapatti, girdle cakes, Tra Vinh mam ruoi (clam-worm sauce), fried fish, Tra Cuon banh Tet (glutinous rice cake filled with green beans and fatty pork) and Hong Hac Tram Chim rice. In addition, the market is…... [read more]

Clean vegetables account for little in market Thuy Dung By Thuy Dung - The Saigon Times Daily HANOI – The program to grow clean vegetables has been launched for ten years but the product now accounts for only 7-8% of the total vegetables output in the market due to consumers’ confusion over what products are really clean, said the agriculture ministry. Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu, deputy minister of agriculture, said at a seminar in Hanoi on Tuesday that after ten years, the area under clean vegetables cultivation accounts for only 1-2% of the total in the country. Growing clean vegetables…... [read more]

Downturn in property market brings prices back to earth (24-05-2008) By Ta Quynh Hoa HCM CITY — After racing into the real estate market late last year, investors are now racing out due a sharp decline in capital in the second quarter. Out of low, medium and high-end market segments, it's the high-end ones with the biggest drop offs. Several luxury apartments that once went for lofty prices at the beginning of the year are now going for almost half the market price. Vu Quoc Thai, marketing director of Viet Nam Real Estate Company, said: "The bubble has burst. The…... [read more]

By royal decree: Quang presents a treasured royal edict from the period of King Khai Dinh. — VNS Photo Hien Hanh by Hien Hanh and An Vu Unlike many private collectors who acquire national treasures and somehow manage to sell them abroad, Bui Van Quang from the northern city of Nam Dinh, likes to collect artefacts from the past, both royal and common, to hand over to national museums and family clans. The enlightened collector has so far collected more than 60 edicts (notices) issued by Vietnamese kings and handed them over to national museums and family clans. It's all…... [read more]