Phim tư liệu về Sài Gòn xưa – 1955

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Một đoạn phim tư liệu về Sài Gòn xưa rất hiếm. Bạn có thể bắt gặp những con phố quen, những kiến trúc vẫn còn tồn tại đến ngày nay. Credits: ARC Identifier 27343 / Local Identifier 111-LC-39166 – Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. […]

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Người Viết Mướn Cuối Cùng Của Bưu Điện Trung Tâm Sài Gòn

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Người Viết Mướn Cuối Cùng Của Bưu Điện Trung Tâm Sài Gòn

2010-07-22 Click for Audio Bưu Điện Sài Gòn, một kiến trúc lâu đời mang dáng nét Tây Phương, là điểm đẹp của nơi được mệnh danh “Hòn Ngọc Viễn Đông “thuở trước và thành phố Hồ Chí Minh bây giờ. Đến bưu điện trung tâm Sài Gòn, thể nào quí vị cũng thấy một người […]

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‘Sai lầm trong quy hoạch khiến TP HCM ngày càng ngập’

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

'Sai lầm trong quy hoạch khiến TP HCM ngày càng ngập'

26/5/2010 Thay vì phát triển về vùng cao phía Đông – Đông Bắc thì TP HCM lại chọn hướng ngược lại; các khu đô thị phía Nam Nhà Bè mọc lên tại các khu vực vùng trũng trước đây là hồ chứa nước khiến Sài Gòn ngày càng ngập nặng. Nhận định này của nhiều […]

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The La Nga River Bridge

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The La Nga River Bridge

In 1970, the U.S. Navy Officer in Charge of Construction RVN awarded a construction contract to a French construction contractor, Eiffel-Asie, to construct a bridge across the La Nga River on national highway QL-20 running north of Sai Gon to Dalat.  This was the first construction contract awarded outside of the work the huge American […]

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I am living over an old project of mine…

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I am living over an old project of mine...

While in Saigon to manage construction contracts to Vietnamese construction contractors in 1972, I worked with a company called VIHICO to build a large storm drainage tunnel two or three kilometers long. The project was called Vo Thanh Drain, which might have been for the name of the street that was dug up during construction […]

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RMK-BRJ Construction Legacy in Việt Nam Today [Part 3]

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

RMK-BRJ Construction Legacy in Việt Nam Today [Part 3]

Between 1965 and 1972, the consortium of the four largest American construction companies, RMK-BRJ, built much of the infrastructure of the lines of communications now serving southern Việt Nam today.  All of the photographs below were taken in 1972 — click on any of them to enlarge it. The Newport Saigon River depot  (now called […]

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Getting civilian military construction done — RMK-BRJ [Part 1]

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Getting civilian military construction done -- RMK-BRJ [Part 1]

KBR (formerly the M.W. Kellogg Company and Brown & Root, Inc.) is the 4th largest American construction firm today (listed by Engineering News Record) and is a subsidiary firm of Halliburton, well known for its former CEO, now U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.  KBR makes the news regularly under criticism of the non-competitive sole-source contracts […]

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Saigon 1972

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Saigon 1972

From November 1971 through November 1972, I was privileged to live in the heart of Saigon, known as District One. I say privileged because the American military was on its way out of Vietnam and military personel were discouraged from entering Saigon. Since I was assigned to the Officer in Charge 0f Construction (OICC RVN), […]

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Áo dài Minh Khai nhảy xuống hồ bơi trong ngày chia tay

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Áo dài Minh Khai nhảy xuống hồ bơi trong ngày chia tay

25/05/2010 Theo thông lệ “ngầm” hằng năm của học sinh trường Minh Khai (tp.Hồ Chí Minh), sau khi kết thúc lễ bế giảng, các bạn teen sẽ lần lượt nhảy xuống hồ bơi của trường để ghi dấu 3 năm gắn bó với trường í. Trường THPT Minh Khai có một hồ bơi rất lớn […]

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Modern youth burn through cash at discotheques

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Modern youth burn through cash at discotheques

04/04/2010 VietNamNet Bridge – When the sun sets, many modern Saigon youth gather at discotheques and night clubs to waste another night. Tuoi Tre investigated. Humble playboys Following Lam, a young playboy, Tuoi Tre reporters went to a café on Nguyen Kiem Road in HCM City’s Phu Nhuan district. At 8 pm, Lam summoned his […]

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House in Georgia, heart in Vietnam

Thursday, April 29, 2010

House in Georgia, heart in Vietnam

April 28, 2010 Editor’s note: CNN.com is collecting tales of the Vietnamese diaspora. Here is one family’s story. If your family left Vietnam after the war, tell us about it here. Decatur, Georgia (CNN) — The Vietnam War ended with the fall of Saigon 35 years ago this week, but Hong Nguyen will never surrender. […]

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Vietnam War photos: 35 years since Saigon’s fall

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Vietnam War photos: 35 years since Saigon's fall

April 28, 2010 Source:  SeattleTimes

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After the fall: Vietnamese remember ‘Black April’ 35 years later

Thursday, April 29, 2010

After the fall: Vietnamese remember 'Black April' 35 years later

04/28/2010 The first inkling Kim Lien Pham had that the war was finally ending came when she found the gold bars her mother had sewed into her underwear. Growing up in Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, the 7-year-old had turned a blissfully blind eye to the blood being shed on battlefields across her war-weary […]

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Sài Gòn Niềm Nhớ Không Tên của Ns Nguyễn đình Toàn

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

1961 Saigon Vietnam from watdaconheo on Vimeo.

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Stealing Saigon

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Stealing Saigon

April 7, 2010 – by Larry Engelmann Gas thieves and rampant corruption contributed to South Vietnam’s collapse. Now, the only person convicted of corruption amidst the rampant kleptomania declares his innocence. GRAHAM MARTIN, the last U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam, was convinced of two things: first, David Simmons had one of the most disturbing and […]

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Thái Trinh

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Trong tuần đầu tiên của tháng 3, cộng đồng Youtube Việt Nam được khuấy đảo bởi một cô bạn xinh xắn, dễ thương sinh năm 1993 mang tên Thái Trinh. Họ tên đầy đủ: Nguyễn Thị Thái Trinh Nickname : Trinh Xù, Chinsu Ngày sinh: 9/9/1993 Hiện đang sống tại: Sai Gon Học sinh lớp […]

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Zing Model Club Casting – Saigon, Vietnam

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Zing Model Club Casting - Saigon, Vietnam

Zing Model Club Casting – Saigon, Vietnam from watdaconheo on Vimeo.

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Sản phẩm Vedan nhận giải thưởng vì sức khỏe cộng đồng/ Environmental Disaster

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sản phẩm Vedan nhận giải thưởng vì sức khỏe cộng đồng/ Environmental Disaster

Unbelievable story but believe it!  Ever since this Taiwanese MSG company was in operation, pollutions of all kinds were discharged into the Thi Vai River killing the river slowly.  Only last year, after 14 years in operation that the authorities and Vietnam media took any serious action.  With the death of Thi Vai River, farmers […]

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Cầu Phú Mỹ thông xe ngày đẹp / Phu My Bridge

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cầu Phú Mỹ thông xe ngày đẹp / Phu My Bridge

September 2, 2009 HCMC’s largest cable-stayed bridge to open ahead of schedule Ho Chi Minh City’s largest cable-stayed bridge across the Saigon River will open to traffic on Wednesday, four months before the four-year project’s deadline. From September 9 onwards, vehicles will be allowed to go over the bridge that connects District 2 and District […]

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