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Riverview homes just outside Saigon.
16-MAR-2010 Alwyne Smith

Riverview homes just outside Saigon.

Saigon and the Mekong

We were told by the boat guide, that these homes were ones which had a government caveat on upgrading. I think the idea given was that the people weren't really poor, but the government refused to let them sell or upgrade on pain of acquisition. It sounds a bit unlikely to me, since the government elsewhere has no compunction at repossessing properties they deem necessary. Sooo, I suspect the story is given out, to assuage tourists' horror at the squalor they are seeing.

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longbachnguyen04-Jun-2011 04:41
Amazing what you find along the shore of the Mekong on the living conditions. What also amazing that some of the place are clean on the inside.
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