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15 Photos Of Saigon’s Old Electricity Substations

As old Saigon becomes an increasingly distant memory, in many neighborhoods, its last remains are the transformer substations graced with “CEE” in a stately art deco typeface.

According to the wonderful blog, Old Saigon:

“CEE stands for ‘Compagnie des Eaux et Electricité’ or, in English, ‘Water & Electricity Company’. It was a French company whose operating and selling prices were controlled by the technical services of Vietnam.

This company supplied water and electricity for South Vietnam, with concessions of 5 or 6 years.”

We’ve been collecting photos of these substations over the years and have assembled a collection of our favorites:



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