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allblackcapfan
11/14/2013 01:58 EST

How safe is it living and working in Vietnam, specifically HCMC? Is it safe to walk the streets at night? What's the crime rate? Are the Police overly aggressive?

bluenz
12/11/2013 22:15 EST

Just don't take it to heart when VN's do something to upset you, i.e, break something of yours, most will laugh, but this is a nervous reaction by them, of course they will never offer to pay to fix it, as with any accidents, it is always the foreigners fault.
Same when you try to speak Viet, most will laugh at you, of course never attempting to understand you, a real incentive to learn their crazy language.

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minhphong
11/20/2013 01:34 EST

Very safe because buying and selling guns are illegal and be in prison. The Vietnamese are very friendship, talkative and outgoing. Many forgeigner come to vietnam when they are asked that How is VietNam. "Ok" is answer. We welcom. I am Vietnamese.

westernforce
11/17/2013 09:54 EST

It is safe as long as you are sensible. Just like any other place in the world that you are not a Native off, if do not use common sense things can happen.
The People are Beautiful and want to help you if they can just don't trust eveyone.

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