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Saigoneer Podcast: Our Dream Pedestrian Areas; Chilling Stories for Halloween

We're back! 

We begin this week (1:08) by chatting about plans to expand pedestrian areas in Saigon and Hanoi. What do we like about existing spaces like Nguyen Hue, and what would we like to see in future vehicle-free zones?

Then (17:18), in preparation for Halloween, we share a few scary stories and tales from Vietnam, including the legend of "rock apes"; ông Ba Bị, a thin man who haunts kids with three bags; and a demonic grandma.

As always, we end with Bánh Mì Banter (41:02).

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Let us know what you think of the show, and have a great week!

Links to topics discussed in the episode:

US election: Vietnamese-Americans prefer Trump to Biden - and the president has fans in Vietnam too (SCMP)

The invisible neighbours: Cosmopolitan ghosts in a Vietnamese village (OpenEdition Journals)

The Mysterious Rock Apes of the Vietnam War

Meat Eater From Vietnam (Hungzai)