Fat, shirtless, barefoot, punched in the eye and shamed by Panda Mart

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Re: Fat, shirtless, barefoot, punched in the eye and shamed by Panda Mart

Post by hanno » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:40 am

Last year, the former Saigon ranked as the third least-safe city worldwide
Utter and total bullshit!!!!

One of the safest cities I have ever lived in, apart from the traffic. Serious crime against foreigners is extremely rare, and whilst phone and bag snatchings are common, nobody shoots you over a phone, unlike many cities I can think of.
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Re: Fat, shirtless, barefoot, punched in the eye and shamed by Panda Mart

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:25 pm

hanno wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:40 am
Last year, the former Saigon ranked as the third least-safe city worldwide
Utter and total bullshit!!!!

One of the safest cities I have ever lived in, apart from the traffic. Serious crime against foreigners is extremely rare, and whilst phone and bag snatchings are common, nobody shoots you over a phone, unlike many cities I can think of.

I hope you aren't suggesting I am full of bullshit. Do you think that the life of the foreigner in Saigon is representative of the average Saigon resident?
Knight riders to the rescue: Vietnam vigilantes bust crooks
www.reuters.com/article/us-vietnam-crim ... SKCN1IX3OZ
Man who killed two Saigon vigilantes gets death sentencee.vnexpress.net/news/news/man-who-killed-two-saigon-vigilantes-gets-death-sentence-3846754.html
www.interaksyon.com/breaking-news/2018/ ... ng-people/
Dog Thief Down: Pet lovers turned vigilantes in Vietnam (VIDEO)www.pri.org/stories/dog-thief-down-pet- ... tnam-video

http://safecities.economist.com/safe-cities-index-2017 http://safecities.economist.com/safe-cities-index-2017

I am glad your experiences have all been positive
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Re: Fat, shirtless, barefoot, punched in the eye and shamed by Panda Mart

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:35 pm

Anthony's Weiner wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:31 am
SaigonBilly wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:39 am
explorer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:59 pm
I think it is wrong to post photos of people you know nothing about and insinuate bad things.

I think this should not be allowed by the forum moderators.
I think threads like this are great.

It's really entertaining and a little different for a change.

Most threads are about news editorials, this is about what's going on on the street.

:Rose: :boxing:
I am surprised that the mean streets of PP interest you if you live in Saigon. Apparently vigilante justice is commonplace in Saigon

Last year, the former Saigon ranked as the third least-safe city worldwide, after Caracas and Karachi, on the Safe Cities Index of The Economist Intelligence Unit, which rates personal security in 60 cities.


Man who killed two Saigon vigilantes gets death sentence

Saigon 3rd most dangerous city on the world ? :ROFL:
Thanks for the laugh.

Anyway, name and shame thieves threads are good and help me educating my 6yo who was caught last year by a supermarket cashier putting sweets in her pocket. Luckily it seems it was her very first attempt of the sort. It took a few months for her to overcome her shame and go into the shop again. When she did I showed her the collection of ugly bastard thieves pictures on display and once back in the car explained her what they did to deserve that. She was naturally horrified at the prospect of having her cute picture next to them, lesson learned.

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Re: Fat, shirtless, barefoot, punched in the eye and shamed by Panda Mart

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:47 pm

Shocking that the Economist Magazine could be so wrong and that so many well educated would attach there names to the report.

The Safe Cities Index 2017 is a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored by NEC. The report is based on the second iteration of the index, which ranks 60 cities across 49 indicators covering digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security.

The index was devised and constructed by Chris Clague, Stefano Scuratti and Ruth Chiah. The report was written by Sarah Murray and edited by Chris Clague. Findings from the index were supplemented with wide-ranging research and in-depth interviews with experts in the field. Our thanks are due to the following people (listed alphabetically by surname) for their time and insights:

Nathalie Alvarado, citizen security lead specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Alan Brill, managing director, Kroll Cyber Security
David Buck, senior fellow, public health and inequalities, The King’s Fund
Elizabeth Johnston, executive director, European Forum for Urban Security and executive director, French Forum for Urban Security
Dan Lewis, chief, Urban Risk Reduction Unit and head, City Resilience Profiling Programme, UN Habitat
Mitchell Moss, professor of urban policy and planning, and director, Rudin Center for Transportation, New York University
Robert Muggah, co-founder, Igarapé Institute
Brian Nussbaum, assistant professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, State University of New York at Albany
Michael Nutter, professor of professional practice in urban and public affairs, Columbia University
Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow in Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution
Jacqueline Poh, chief executive office, GovTech Singapore
John Rossant, chairman, New Cities Foundation
Ana Diez Roux, dean and professor of epidemiology, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
Dan Smith, director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
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Re: Fat, shirtless, barefoot, punched in the eye and shamed by Panda Mart

Post by hanno » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:04 pm

Wonder how many of those esteemed authorities actually lived in HCMC?
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Post by mouytiet » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:55 pm

Utterly agree with Hanno, having lived in a few asia cities, Saigon for year, next to Taipie and Singapore Saigon would be the safest, people don't mess with tourists other than the odd drunk walking through the park on Pham Ngu Lau at 4am getting rolled for his phone, only violence ever seen is viet on viet, saw a mad fight between a Korean gangster and a young viet lad once and no locals jumped in just formed a circle and let them go, the viet lad was winning and the locals got the Korean out of the there ! very refeshing after Cambo street fights, I carry scars from living in Cambodia and Thailand but I did drink more back then.
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Re: Fat, shirtless, barefoot, punched in the eye and shamed by Panda Mart

Post by pczz » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:01 pm

I just thing its really cool that somone was given a black eye by a "panda" mart.
Wonder what a kiwi or a smile would have done?
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Re: Fat, shirtless, barefoot, punched in the eye and shamed by Panda Mart

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:05 pm

pczz wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:01 pm
I just thing its really cool that somone was given a black eye by a "panda" mart.
Wonder what a kiwi or a smile would have done?
And better not even think about the super duper black eye :mrgreen:
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Re: Fat, shirtless, barefoot, punched in the eye and shamed by Panda Mart

Post by Mister1107 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:24 pm

Hcmc the third most dangerous city ??

Agree with Hanno


Absolute bullshit

How do people come to these conclusions???




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Re: Fat, shirtless, barefoot, punched in the eye and shamed by Panda Mart

Post by xandreu » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:56 pm

clutchcargo wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:08 pm
Cam Nivag wrote:
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The Panda Mart photo could be six months old. Does your GF work for a Turkish guy? Is she does, maybe he had tuk tuk drivers bear him up, and thus maybe only one black eye.
Nope. Def no connection there. She works for khmer.

The story goes that when he went to pay the bill, he said he didnt have enough and then said he would go to the atm. Coz he looked dirty with sores on his head and legs, the staff got suspicious and one of them accompanied him to the nearest atm around the corner. When the card was declined he ran and the staff yelled out and the nearby tuk tuk guys who apparently recognised and already knew him, made pursuit and punched him.
Well this doesn't make any sense whatsoever. There have been a couple of times where I've found myself a bit short of cash and offered to pay by card, only to be told they don't accept card payments. The usual situaltion here is that I ask them to keep my shopping to one side while I pop to the ATM to get the money. I wouldn't for one moment expect them to allow me to leave the store with said goods while I went to get some cash. They just hold them for me and await my return. Why would anyone feel the need to accompany me if the goods are safely in the store? If I don't return, they just put them back on the shelf??
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