Graffiti is popping up all over pillars belonging to Ho Chi Minh City’s under-construction metro line.
Residents living near the defaced construction sites say the amount of graffiti has mushroomed over the past several months along a portion of the metro line crossing District 2 and District 9, where a metro station will be situated.
These defaced support pillars belong to a section of the line connecting downtown Ben Thanh Market and Suoi Tien Theme Park.
Hundreds of such drawings now cover the entire system, including several areas which are totally fenced off.
The vandalism was done secretly at night, a resident said.
“I don’t understand why someone would spray paint on the city’s modern and impressive metro,” District 2 resident Huynh Thi Loan said.
The Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien line is expected to cost VND47 trillion (US$2 billion) according to a plan approved in 2015, and will serve to ease frequent traffic congestion in the southern metropolis.
Here are some more pictures of the vandalism: