In pictures: The lives of Saigonese after sundown

VietNamNet Bridge - At night, many poor people appear on the streets to make their living. For others, sundown is when they can have a nap on the pavement.


Những mảnh đời người Sài Gòn sau khi mặt trời lặn

At 7pm every day, Ms. Hoa begins selling books on the sidewalk of the corner of the most luxurious roads in Saigon Dong Khoi - Le Loi, in front of the City Theatre.

Những mảnh đời người Sài Gòn sau khi mặt trời lặn

Ms. Do Thi Ngoc My, 54, collects waste and sells plants during the day and sleeps overnight at Phu Nhuan intersection. Her mother was ill and died of uterine cancer when she was only 12. Her father also died from pneumonia. After living with her relatives for a short period of time, Hoa has been a homeless woman for 20 years. She earns less than VND100,000 ($4.8)/day.

Những mảnh đời người Sài Gòn sau khi mặt trời lặn

After 12am, a group of young people deliver gifts to homeless people on Cach Mang Thang Tam Street.

Những mảnh đời người Sài Gòn sau khi mặt trời lặn

A guard for an ATM in front of Gia Dinh People's Hospital takes a nap.

Những mảnh đời người Sài Gòn sau khi mặt trời lặn

After a good night's sleep, the next morning this old man will be surprised to find a gift.

Những mảnh đời người Sài Gòn sau khi mặt trời lặn

At Binh Dong Wharf on Tau Hu Canal, ceramic traders from Long An drink to wait for the sun rises.

Những mảnh đời người Sài Gòn sau khi mặt trời lặn

At the biggest flower market in Saigon - Ho Thi Ky, after receiving shipments from Da Lat, flowers are arranged, ready for sale the next morning.

Những mảnh đời người Sài Gòn sau khi mặt trời lặn

On the side of Ben Thanh Market, a Korean tourist is waiting for her portrait by a street painter, which is priced VND50,000 (nearly $2.5).

Những mảnh đời người Sài Gòn sau khi mặt trời lặn

The homeless and motorbike taxi drivers (xe om) always choose the pavement as their beds.

Những mảnh đời người Sài Gòn sau khi mặt trời lặn

An elderly woman with dementia often sleeps on the sidewalk of Ho Van Hue - Hoang Van Thu streets. 

Chị Thu quê Quãng Ngãi hay bán hàng rong đẩy xe ở gần công viên Gia Định. Hằng ngày cứ tầm 5g chiều chị lại đẩy xe ra bán đến tận khuya  mới về lại khu nhà trọ ở Gò Vấp.

Ms. Thu from the countryside of Quang Ngai province is a vendor near Gia Dinh Park. Every day, she begins her job at 5pm and she returns to an inn in Go Vap district in late evening.





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The lives of Saigonese after sundown
 
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