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I had just completed the Vietnam’s Photo Expedition of Photographic Society of Penang – we travelled many hours and kilometres to unknown territories in and around Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to photo-shoot within previous minutes … it is no holiday. I wanted to put this notice a week ago but my internet was acting up as usual so here goes …
” As I shall be away from my computer till 06/05/2015, I wish Happy Birthday to All of You celebrating their Birthdays during this period.
A Happy Labour Day to all my employed friends and relatives and also a Happy Wesak Day to all Buddhists. ”

SP Lim

From Wikipedia:-
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh; About this sound listen), formerly named Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn; About this sound listen), is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer sea port prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after Hồ Chí Minh (although the name Sài Gòn is still unofficially widely used).

The metropolitan area, which consists of the Ho Chi Minh City metropolitan area, Thủ Dầu Một, Dĩ An, Biên Hòa and surrounding towns, is populated by more than 9 million people,[nb 1] making it the most populous metropolitan area[3] in Vietnam. The city’s population is expected to grow to 13.9 million in 2025.

The Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area, a metropolitan area covering most parts of the Southeast region plus Tiền Giang Province and Long An Province under planning, will have an area of 30,000 square kilometres (12,000 sq mi) with a population of 20 million inhabitants by 2020.[5] According to the Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Economist Intelligence Unit and ECA International, Ho Chi Minh City is ranked 132 on the list of world’s most expensive cities for expatriate employees.

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