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Le Loi Street emerges as new skateboarding haven for HCMC youth

Valerie Mai Valerie Mai

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May 08, 2021 | 20:23

A newly built street has emergerd as a popular hangout for the southern city's skateboarders

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Le Loi Street emerges as new skateboarding ground for HCMC youth
As reported by Zing News, after a week of reconstruction, the part of Le Loi street that leading to Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street has attracted local people to visit, take photos and hold entertaining activities. From 4 pm every day, the young gather here to skate. (Photo: Zing News)
Le Loi Street emerges as new skateboarding ground for HCMC youth
Seeing people taking their skateboard to Le Loi Street, Simon (American national) has recently come here to skate instead of Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street as usual. "I have been in Vietnam for a year. I usually have free time in the afternoon, so I and my girlfriend come here to skate. Before discovering this street, I used to skate near Landmark 81 building or the pedestrian street, but these locations often have guards. " (Photo: Zing News)
Le Loi Street emerges as new skateboarding ground for HCMC youth
Tran Van Vu (19 years old) said that from the day Le Loi Street removed its barrier for construction, he often comes here to play skateboarding with friends because the road is broad and has no cars passing through, so it is safer for skateboarders. "After school, I and a group of friends come over here to play. I used to skate in the area near the city theater or in the Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street," Vu said. (Photo: Zing News)
Le Loi Street emerges as new skateboarding ground for HCMC youth
On the side of Le Loi Street, a lot of people stop by to watch and take photos of skateboarders. (Photo: Zing News)
Le Loi Street emerges as new skateboarding ground for HCMC youth
After a year of being covered by barriers for construction, stores on Le Loi street are now chosen as backgrounds to take fashion photoshoots. (Photo: Zing News)
Le Loi Street emerges as new skateboarding ground for HCMC youth
Though most people comply to Covid-19 prevention regulations, some still show negligence. Many young people said wearing masks made them feel hot and hard to breathe, so, though they were well aware of the current pandemic situation, they still to wear masks. (Photo: Zing News)
Le Loi Street emerges as new skateboarding ground for HCMC youth
This area becomes more crowded since 6 pm every day. The street that is only 150 meters long becomes a bustling skateboarding field. On April 28, the barriers on Le Loi Street, which stretches from Pasteur Street to Nguyen Hue Street (District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) began to be removed. After a week, the street becomes new gathering sites of local people. (Photo: Zing News)

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