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S'poreans in Vietnam say safety not affected by anti-China riots

May 19, 2014 - 1:04am

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After Vietnam was hit by a series of anti-China riots recently, Singaporeans there said they were not targeted.

Mr Steven Choo, a self-employed IT trainer, was in Ho Chi Minh City to set up a training programme with a Vietnamese business partner and will return only when the project is over.

The 48-year-old said: “If you speak English or Singlish, you’ll not be targeted. Singaporeans are safe, there’s no need to worry.”

In the same vein, manager Siraj Ahamad, who returned to Singapore from his holiday in Ho Chi Minh City last Friday night, said: “It was very peaceful in Ho Chi Minh City with no signs of riots. In fact, the Vietnamese are not hostile towards Singaporeans and we were warmly treated.”

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