The location of the night market has sparked dissatisfaction among locals. In the comment section of Tuoi Tre News’ recent article announcing the launch of the night market, residents expressed their displeasure with the chosen spot. The night market is set to boost the night-time economy in Thu Duc, operating every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am. However, some residents have raised concerns about noise and light pollution, with one reader named Julia von Pidoll questioning the need for the market to operate until 2:00 am. Gary Lim from Singapore fears that the peaceful charm of the area will be lost once the night market is in full swing. Others worry about the potential increase in traffic congestion in the neighborhood. Silvia Olivieri, an Italian resident, commented that the area would become congested at all hours. Adrian XN criticized the planning of the night market, while Ricky Sahni hopes for an adequate number of parking spots along the street. A few readers also expressed concerns about the area being flood-prone and turning into a floating market. However, not all opinions are negative. Gabriele Comiotto, a Facebook user, said more walking streets like this are needed in Saigon, while Rob Rankin believed the night market will attract more people to Thu Duc and improve business performance. Some readers remain neutral and are waiting to see how the night market performs.

The entrance of Thao Dien Night Street in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, which will be officially opened on January 19, 2024. Photo: Tuoi Tre