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Artistic drawings a way to protect walls from graffiti in Ho Chi Minh City

Artistic drawings a way to protect walls from graffiti in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 17:13 GMT+7
Artistic drawings a way to protect walls from graffiti in Ho Chi Minh City
A wall of a house on Dien Bien Phu Street, Da Kao Ward, District 1 is covered with a picture calling for the protection of wildlife. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Contrary to walls smeared with pointless paintings and graffiti in Ho Chi Minh City, many others are covered with beautiful drawings, which helps prevent vandalizing graffiti.

Many of such walls are in Da Kao Ward, District 1, which are filled with beautiful paintings and flower pots.

The products were jointly created by the People’s Committee, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, and the Youth Union of Da Kao Ward as well as local residents to prevent graffiti, ads stuck on walls, and littering.

With the same purpose, walls of houses on Dien Bien Phu Street in Da Kao Ward have also been blanketed with pictures about protecting wildlife and fighting the hunt for endangered species.

Thanh Duyen, a resident in District 3, has an artist paint a picture on the front wall of his house on Tran Van Dang Street. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

Thanh Duyen, a resident in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, has an artist paint a picture on the front wall of his house on Tran Van Dang Street. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

Dang Quoc Bao, head of the southern office of the Vietnam Association of Civil Engineering Environment, whose house’ front is painted beautifully and includes wall planters, said, “The program to plant trees in recycled planters is meaningful and helps eradicate ads plastered on walls, graffiti, and littering.

“Small acts such as planting trees can help improve locals’ awareness of protecting the environment, expanding green spaces, and giving up the habit of littering in public places and canals."

Thanh Duyen, residing in Alley 159 on Tran Van Dang Street in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, said his house’s front wall was tainted so he hired an artist to draw a picture on it.

Le Thi Thuy, living in Alley 837 on Hoang Sa Street in District 3, takes care of tree pots hanging on a wall. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

Le Thi Thuy, living in Alley 837 on Hoang Sa Street in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, takes care of tree pots hanging on a wall. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

To make no space for vandals, the Youth Union of Quarter 3, Ward 3, Phu Nhuan District has drawn a picture on a wall in an alley. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

To make no space for vandals, the Youth Union of Quarter 3, Ward 3, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City has drawn a picture on a wall in an alley. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Pictures calling for environmental protection and promoting the roles of soldiers are seen on a wall in Ward 15, Phu Nhuan District. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Pictures calling for environmental protection and promoting the roles of soldiers are seen on a wall in Ward 15, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

The Women’s Union of Quarter 2, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District hangs many tree pots on a wall to prevent graffiti. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

The Women’s Union of Quarter 2, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City hangs many tree pots on a wall to prevent graffiti. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

The motto “For the city’s beauty, please do not write or paint on wall” on steel sheets at a construction site near the Thu Thiem 1 Bridge in Binh Thanh District makes no difference to graffiti drawers. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

The motto 'For the city’s beauty, please do not write or paint on walls' on steel sheets at a construction site near the Thu Thiem 1 Bridge in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City makes no difference to graffiti drawers. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

To hide graffiti on a wall along Nguyen Huu Canh Street in District 1, ZKhoa Kama artists have drawn a picture called “Beautiful Vietnam”. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

To hide graffiti on a wall along Nguyen Huu Canh Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, ZKhoa Kama artists have drawn a picture called 'Beautiful Vietnam.' Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Distasteful graffiti and a beautiful picture are both seen on a wall along Nguyen Huu Canh Street in District 1. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Distasteful graffiti and a beautiful picture are both seen on a wall along Nguyen Huu Canh Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

A wall along an alley on Nguyen Binh Khiem Street in District 1 is covered with nice paintings and tree planters. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

A wall along an alley on Nguyen Binh Khiem Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City is covered with nice paintings and tree planters. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

A foreign graffiti drawer spray-paints metal sheets surrounding a construction site in District 1. Graffiti drawers often operate after midnight. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

A foreign graffiti drawer spray-paints metal sheets surrounding a construction site in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Graffiti drawers often operate after midnight. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

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