Saigon - Vietnam

DemographicsThe population of Ho Chi Minh City, as of the October 1, 2004 Census, was 6,117,251 (of which 19 inner districts had 5,140,412 residents and 5 suburban districts had 976,839 inhabitants).. In the middle of 2006 the city's population was estimated to be 6,424,519 (of which 19 inner districts had 5,387,338 residents and 5 suburban districts had 1,037,181 inhabitants), or about 7.4% of the total population of Vietnam; making it the highest population-concentrated city in the country. As an administrative unit, its population is also the largest at the provincial level. As the larges

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James T loves the Patriots :

He's not the next tupac but he is similar - They both mix concious with gangster - They want to make music that means sumthing to people in the hood. Both not willing to sell out. - they respect the pioneers of rap - They prefer being recognized for their message over being recognized for technical skill on the mic - they want to change and uplift communitites - they both use controversy to build hype. Tupac dissed biggie and saigon punched prodigy LOL. - They both aren't metaphoric. - they both have unique sounds. Pac didn't have a east coast nor west coast sound. Saigon is from New york but he doesn't really sound like a new york emcee kind of like DMX doesn't sound like a NY MC per se. - both influenced heavily by ice cube - both been to jail. Both influenced by malcolm X and the panthers if you look at their interviews Do you think Saigon is at least trying to become the next Tupac? They are also both emotional and rap about inner pain and drama Yuri: all eyez on me did have a west coast sound. But his 4 other albums did not

Meli~Girl :
"I think hes trying, but he never will be."
. :
"lol yeah right there will never be another tupac and he can't be replaced."
Primetime :
"Saigon is good, but dude is already pushin 30 years old...any shot he had at being the "next tupac" passed 5 years ago"
Night Shadow :
"They do sound the sasme the way you describe them. But I think Saigon should stay himself and not try to be Tupac... Pac is Pac... You can't be him. But Saigon might do something even better. Anyhow, I hope he isn't trying to be someone he isn't."
DVD :
"First dude has got to sell in order to be like 2pac. Plus he's got to be from the West Coast"
Yuri :
"Not being metaphoric isn't really a good thing... For Saigon to be even remotely close to Pac he needs to at least release an album first, I mean cmon. Oh, And Pac had a huge West Coast sound in All Eyez on Me, I don't know what your talking about him not having a west coast sound."
antoinerussell :
"Understand this, Tupac is probably the number 1 rapper on most peoples top 5. Also he is in the Guiness book of world records for the most albums sold by a rap artist. There will never ever, ever, ever,ever did I say ever be another Tupac. Sorry."
ramthegreat2 :

Please help me find links to articles containing details as to how Miss Saigon started, it's success, the auditions, etc. But please only about the original cast (Lea salonga especially).

myspace.com/mina74 :
"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Saigon#Production_history"
izzyy :

OK, for my global class, I have to be a "historical tourist" in an ancient city. That is, I have to describe the city as it would have been up to the 1700's. My city is Saigon, Vietnam and all I've found is its fall in the Vietnam War, which is too recent for me too use. Any help on old Saigon and its golden age?

love me like me hate me :
"http://www.vietscape.com/travel/saigon/index.html"
nidhin p :
"Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon,city (1997 pop. 5,250,000), on the right bank of the Saigon River, a tributary of the Dong Nai, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city, the greatest port, and the commercial and industrial center of Vietnam. It has an airport and is the focus of the country's highways, railroads, and Mekong delta waterways. An ancient Khmer settlement (see Khmer Empire), it passed (17th cent.) to the Annamese (see Annam). It was captured by the French in 1859 and ceded to France in 1862. A small village at the time of the French conquest, Saigon became a modern city under French rule. It was laid out in rectilinear fashion with wide, tree-lined avenues and parks, and soon developed a reputation for its beauty and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The city was capital of Cochin China and from 1887 to 1902 was capital of the Union of Indochina. For administrative purposes Saigon and Cholon, on opposite banks of the Saigon River, were merged in 1932; in 1956 the two cities were included in the new prefecture of Saigon. Saigon became the capital of the newly created state of South Vietnam in 1954. In the Vietnam War it served as military headquarters for U.S. and South Vietnamese forces. Saigon suffered considerable damage during the 1968 Tet offensive, and throughout the 1960s and early 70s at least a million refugees from the rural areas poured into the city, creating serious housing problems and overcrowding. 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. The local economy of Ho Chi Minh City was disrupted during the early years of the new regime, which curtailed foreign investment and promoted collectivization. In the 1980s and 90s, conditions improved as the city gradually adapted to the new system and the government relaxed its economic policy. There is a growing industrial base, which includes the manufacture of home appliances, clothing, and shoes as well as automobile assembly, but since 1990 the city also has seen undistinguished high-rise construction that has diminished its well-known charm. The city is the seat of Ho Chi Minh Univ. and a national theater."

 

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cashwealth
Date: 2008-02-05 19:51:27

Saigon, as the most hectic hub, welcomes much more international arrivals than other cities of Vietnam, consequently, you may find it easier searching good airfare to Saigon before starting the Vietnam trip. Driving along the seashore, then discover step by step historical sites, hill resorts, sunlight beaches, ancient palaces to tribal market and


Dean Jakson
Date: 2008-02-05 19:51:27

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Bling_bliNg_pRo
Date: 2008-02-05 19:51:27

Anyone planning to spend the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday in Ho Chi Minh City can now afford to stay in style, thanks to the Duxton Hotel Saigon's special Tet Holiday Package.


attick
Date: 2008-02-05 19:51:27

New music and videos from The Clipse, Saigon & Big Noyd




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