The « President Hotel »

Photography : Laurent WEYL    

In Hô Chi Minh City, an old apartment building will soon be demolished, a few kilometers away from Cholon, the Chinese district. It was built in the 70s for the Americans, and then housed the victors, who had come directly from Hanoi to replace the South administration’s civil servants, allies of the Americans during the war. Of the 600 families who lived here, there are only 130 remaining, on the verge of being rehoused or compensated. ( more ...)