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  Little Saigon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Saigon is the former name of the capital of the former South Vietnam, where a large number of first-generation Vietnamese immigrants originate.
The oldest Little Saigon is in Westminster and Garden Grove in Orange County, California where they constitute 30.7% and 21.4% of the population, respectively.
A major Little Saigon can also be found in Houston, a strip along Bellaire Blvd. However, the redevelopment of Midtown Houston from run-down to upscale has increased and property taxes, thus forcing the Vietnamese Americans out of their current neighborhood into other areas.
gardengrove.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Little_Saigon   (1515 words)

 Saigon Essay
Saigon's streets are a constant circus of swirling movement.
The former Saigon regime was totally corrupt and often brutal in its attempts to suppress communism, and due to its reliance on America's support, never developed a solid economy.
For now, Saigon is still a refreshing change from Asia's many crowded cities, and it epitomizes the transitional stage between bicycles and automobiles that many of Asia's great cities have experienced.
www.f8.com /FP/Vietnam/VNEssay.html   (979 words)

 Ho Chi Minh City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1698, Nguyen Huu Canh, a Vietnamese noble, was sent by the Nguyen rulers of Huế to establish Vietnamese administrative structures in the area, thus detaching the area from Cambodia, which was not strong enough to intervene.
Conquered by France in 1859, the city was influenced by the French during their colonial occupation of Vietnam, and a number of classical western-style prominent buildings in the city reflect this.
After April 30, 1975 the city of Saigon (including Cholon), the province of Giadinh and 2 suburban districts of two other nearby provinces were combined to create a new great city and renamed Ho Chi Minh City in honour of the leader Hồ Chí Minh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saigon   (2435 words)

 The Fall of Saigon 1975: An Eyewitness Report by John Pilger
Among the ribbons of refugees heading away from the fighting were embittered troops of the army of the US-backed Saigon regime, whose president and commander-in-chief, General Thieu, had acknowledged their defeat by fleeing to Taiwan with a fortune in gold.
Saigon was now under a 24-hour curfew, but there were people in the streets, and some of them were soldiers from the 18th ARVN Division which had fought well at Xuan Loc, on Highway One.
They were called "ghost soldiers" and they continued to lead the good life in Saigon: in the cafés, on their Hondas, beside the pool at the Cercle Sportif, while the sons of the poor fought and died at Quang Tri, An Loc, and all the other places.
www.lewrockwell.com /pilger/pilger25.html   (4694 words)

 Saigon zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Saigon Zoo's main aim is to protect and conserve its animal collection and to educate the public.
Saigon Zoo is the only Zoo in the world to have successfully bred Crested Argus Pheasants in captivity.
He has visited Saigon Zoo on many occasions and, when interviewed by students at St Monica's Footscray, explained that Melbourne Zoo became a member of CGSB because it was committed 'to contributing to the conservation of wildlife and natural habitats'.
www.stmnftsc.melb.catholic.edu.au /kidseyes/vietnamzoos/saigon/saigonzoo2.htm   (332 words)

 Encyclopedia: Saigon
Under the name Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn), it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina, and later of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1975.
The story of Miss Saigon revolves around Kim, a young Vietnamese woman who is forced to work in a sex shop in Saigon.
She quickly falls in love with Chris, a marine guard at the U.S. embassy, but when Saigon falls and the old city disappears forever under the red banners and yellow stars of the Viet Cong, Chris--not realizing that Kim is pregnant--is forced to retreat.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Saigon   (630 words)

 Atlantic Records - Saigon Photos
Saigon began to cultivate a following within the prison system, and was dubbed 'Tha Yardfather' (like the Godfather of the prison yard) for the way he held down the various jails he passed through.
In addition to working on his music and developing the label side of AB, Saigon created the Abandoned Nation Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with "abandoned" children, to give them a better sense of family structure that is often lost when their parents are incarcerated.
As Saigon's name began being thrown in the ring with hip-hop veterans like Nas and Jay-Z, it was clear he was ready to explode.
www.atlanticrecords.com /saigon/about   (1371 words)

 Matt Kramer's Saigon Kick webpage
Saigon Kick's first album, the self-titled disc with the fl and white cover, came out in 1991 and the band toured mercilessly, opening for acts such as Cheap Trick and King's X as they travelled the globe.
Saigon Kick was touring behind their self-titled debut record; what I remember about that show was that Saigon Kick had a challenge on their hands because they were opening for the best American punk band ever - the Ramones.
Saigon Kick has always had a very distinctive guitar sound, but Jason doesn't use the same set–up on any of these songs except "Nearer." While Jason decided to release this under the Saigon Kick name is beyond me, unless he just wanted the money built–in fans would supply.
www.mattkramer.net /saigonkick.htm   (3355 words)

 The Fall of Saigon
Saigon, within 24 hours, had become Ho Chi Minh City.
On a bridge in Saigon two days before the city fell to the Communists, a South Vietnamese soldier hangs on to a wounded comrade during an enemy attack April 28.
Frequent Wind turned out to be the helicopter evacuation of Saigon from the Defense Attaché's Office at Tan Son Nhut and from the embassy compound itself.
www.afa.org /magazine/april2000/0400saigon.asp   (4015 words)

 Vietnam Accommodation, Budget Hotels in Vietnam with great deals and 70% discounted   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Still fondly referred to as Saigon by the locals, "The Pearl of the Orient" still retains a charm reminiscent of its French-European heritage in the midst of rapid commercialization.
Saigon became the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina, the southern part of present-day Vietnam, in 1862.
Saigon became the capital of the Republic of South Vietnam but almost immediately Communist North Vietnam, under the leadership of its president, Ho Chi Minh, began an attempt to overthrow the South Vietnamese government.
www.vietnamholiday.com /topdestinations/saigon.htm   (583 words)

 :: BlackElectorate.com ::
But as hard as it may seem for the average image-conscious rap fan of today to accept, 27-year old Saigon shouldn't be judged, even as an artist, by the endorsement he has received by two of the greatest rappers who ever lived, nor by the time he spent behind bars.
Saigon: Well, not to dispute what your man said, but, I think it is only ‘school’ if you go there and make it ‘school’.
Saigon: Man, I commend and take my hat off to that Brother because he is another one who changed his life around, for one.
www.blackelectorate.com /articles.asp?ID=1415   (7930 words)

 Tsunami News for Saigon, Vietnam
Saigon Tourist, a major state-owned travel company based in Ho Chi Minh City, has launched a program to...
The grim absurdity of it was striking: We had always worried about Allison in Saigon and here was Jimmy perhaps lost to a tsunami in Thailand.
Vietnamese refugees in the area gather to mark the anniversary of the fall of Saigon.
danger.mongabay.com /earthquake/2004/Saigon.html   (867 words)

 HipHopDX.com |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Saigon’s earliest battles where not held in the safe havens of Open Mic Night clubs or Freestyle Battles hosted by local radio.
Saigon proved himself inside the narrow, claustrophobic settings of the prison yard.
Saigon covers everything from his favorite fighter (“Roy, it used to be Mike ‘til he got knocked out by old boy...”) to his favorite singer (“Alicia...her and this other chick in my hood named Tonisha...”) to his favorite drug (“Weed...indeed...like Jay said that’s all I need...”).
www.hiphopdx.com /index/print/t.album_review/id.417   (678 words)

 Saigon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Saigon is a bustling city full of motorbikes.
To Saigon: from Hue and Danang 1.000.000 VND, from Nha Trang 650.000 VND, from Dalat 450.000 VND, from Hanoi 1.900.000
Saigon is definitely a shoppers paradise for tourists.
www.1000traveltips.org /saigon.htm   (1314 words)

 Saigon Halong hotel, Saigon Ha Long hotel, Vietnam Hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Just a few minutes walk from the center of town, Saigon Halong Hotel is a 15 story building surrounded by number of attractive villas scattered on the hill side.
Saigon Halong hotel is newly built villa hotel ideally located in a quiet residential area, only a few minutes from Halong city centre.
The SaiGon bar has a fantastic view of Halong bay and is an ideal place for selections of snacks and cocktails with live music in the evening.
www.vietnamhotelsbooking.com /halong-saigon   (546 words)

 Miss Saigon - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil.
It premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London on September 20, 1989, closing after 4264 performances just over 10 years later.
The sudden evacuation of American troops at the Fall of Saigon forces him to leave her behind, not knowing that she is pregnant.
open-encyclopedia.com /Miss_Saigon   (337 words)

 Non-Fiction from Robert Olen Butler
If in 1962 John F. Kennedy had sent the chairman of his joint chiefs of staff to Saigon and asked him to learn to cross the streets and make a recommendation, the general would have reported two inescapable conclusions.
Second, we did not need to win that war, for when the failures of the communist system were clear to the Vietnamese, they would simply veer around them and rejoin on the other side.
Saigon is an Oriental rug of a city with filigree and elaboration and intricacy in every space.
webdelsol.com /butler/rob-6.htm   (2308 words)

 Ho Chi Minh City Travel Information
For a moment you may be fooled by the smells of coffee and baking bread, and by old Renaults sounding their horns at roundabouts.
Saigon is not a place where you will easily go hungry, regardless of your budget.
Within sight of Saigon Gòn, the Cu Chi Tunnels are part of an extensive network of underground passages which extend as far as Cambodia.
www.vietnamonline.com /travel/saigon.html   (1982 words)

 Ho Chi Minh City
It was captured by the French in 1859 and ceded to France in 1862.
Saigon became the capital of the newly created state of South Vietnam in 1954.
In 1975 after Saigon surrendered and Vietnam was reunited under the prevailing Communist government, the city lost its status as capital and was renamed after the late North Vietnamese president.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0823875.html   (478 words)

The tours through the Mekong delta region of Vietnam are very popular in Saigon so I thought that this might be a good time for me to explore a region of Vietnam that I hadn't seen before as well as avoid the rough ten-hour bus trip from Phnom Penh to Saigon.
In Saigon the people were friendly for the most part and with most of the hotels and restaurants in two main areas, it is very easy to get around in.
Although I didn't find the food in Hanoi as good as what is generally available in Saigon, I did find one restaurant that I thoroughly enjoyed, the Rendezvous on Dinh-Tien Hoang, the lakeside street, and it was located right down from the ANZ Bank just a short walk from the Lucky Hotel..
www.penhball.com /html/saigon.htm   (2181 words)

Beyond a renewed sense of vision, Abandoned Nation also emerged with Saigon from “the pen.” AB had developed in prison when Saigon hooked up with, among others, “old timer,” Omnipotent - organizing a group of prisoners who came to depend upon one another - forged by the bonds of abandonment.
And I just kept grinding.” News of Saigon traveled throughout the echelons of the industry and in 2002, with the help of former Source music editor, Gotti, and with the encouragement of multi-platinum selling rapper 50 Cent, Saigon began making mixtapes.
As Saigon sees it, his forthcoming album really is as it is titled, “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” with the potential to give listeners and fans the greatest Saigon they've ever heard.
www.myspace.com /saigonthayardfather   (2114 words)

 Miss Saigon - UK Tour
The original Miss Saigon is one of the most spectacular and technically complex productions ever staged.
Miss Saigon has been translated into 10 different languages.
The Miss Saigon German cast recording was made a 'goldene cd' in July 1998 when it sold 250,000 copies.
www.miss-saigontour.co.uk /factsandfigures   (214 words)

 Fall of Saigon Vietnam
The Fall of Saigon Marine Association is a
Bob was an MSG in the Saigon detachment that served out at the Defense Attaché Office compound at the time of the evacuation.
The exhibit is heightened by the display of an authentic Vietnam-era UH-1 Huey helicopter, and the actual staircase that sat on top of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon when that city fell to the Communist Army of North Vietnam.
www.fallofsaigon.org /frmain.htm   (1138 words)

 Saigon streets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ith a population of over 5 millions people, Saigon is one of the densest urban area in the world.
On many streets, it is common to see houses with the ground floor converted into a business front while several families share living areas on the upper levels.
Replacing them are fleets of taxis and "Honda ôm" - Japanese motocycles that you just wave down and jump on the back to be transported anywhere in the town.
www.vietscape.com /travel/saigon/night.html   (137 words)

 MISS SAIGON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When U.S. troops pull out of Saigon, Chris is forced to leave Kim behind carrying their unborn child.
Single tickets for Miss Saigon ($18-$57) are available on-line at www.tuts.com using TUTS' E-Ticket system; by phone at (800) 678-5440; or in person at either the TUTS box office, 2600 Southwest Fwy.
Broadway: Miss Saigon (Chris) with Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce, Falsettos with Mandy Patinkin, Starlight Express (Rusty), and the revival of Grease (Danny Zuko).
www.houstontheatre.com /saigon.html   (1426 words)

 Saigon Nightlife
As Saigon awaited liberation by Communist forces, the American-supplied air traffic control system was ripped from Ton San Nhat Airport and installed in Bangkok's Don Muang - Saigon's loss, but Bangkok's gain.
Expats going out in Saigon tend to stick to their "Golden Triangle", consisting of the long-standing Apocalypse Now and relative newcomers Vasco's and the Underground.
For the very late night crowd, Diem hen Saigon at 25 Nguyen Thong is a scary-looking dive of a dance club, but it manages to stay open when most other places have closed.
www.offtherails.com /saigon.html   (1301 words)

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