Many young people in Ho Chi Minh City have swarmed to Bui Vien Street and the neighboring streets in District 1 in fearsome outfits on Sunday evening to enjoy an early Halloween atmosphere.
As the last day of October draws near, the busy area surrounding Bui Vien, known as the ‘drinking town’ in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, has become busier than ever.
Most restaurants, bars, and coffee shops on these streets have put on spooky decorations for Halloween.
Outgoers descended on Bui Vien in crowds so big that all the parking lots around the area were fully occupied, despite the steep fees of VND20,000-40,000 (US$0.86-1.72) per motorbike.
Several people have taken advantage of this opportunity to offer Halloween make-up service.
It costs VND50,000 ($2.15) for a make-up face upon customers’ request, with the prices anticipated to increase to VND50,000-100,000 ($2.15-5.3) on the prime night of Halloween this Wednesday.
|Catalogs of Halloween make-up patterns are printed for customers’ selection. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|A little boy masquerades as a Caribbean pirate. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|A man has himself made up in the Halloween theme. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|A person wears a ghost mask on Bui Vien Street. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|A young man masquerades as Zhu Bajie (Pigsy), a character in Chinese 1986 prominent TV series Journey to the West. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|A skeleton is put up on a table at a restaurant on Bui Vien Street. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|A young girl disguises herself as a nurse ghost. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|Attendants of a restaurant on Bui Vien Street dress in spooky costumes. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|Ghost figures are hung in front of a drinking place on Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|A skeleton is hung at a restaurant on Bui Vien Street. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|The bar of a restaurant on Bui Vien Street turns into a spooky space. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
|A beer shop on Bui Vien Street. Photo: Tuoi Tre|