‘Heaven on Earth’: Singapore’s Vietnamese refugee camp at Hawkins Road remembered

//‘Heaven on Earth’: Singapore’s Vietnamese refugee camp at Hawkins Road remembered

‘Heaven on Earth’: Singapore’s Vietnamese refugee camp at Hawkins Road remembered

When Derrick Nguyen moved to Singapore 10 years ago, it was as if he had come full circle. The American chiropractic business owner had lived in a refugee camp in the city state for five months from 1979 to 1980, after his family fled Vietnam in the years following the fall of Saigon. His father had fought alongside the United States against the North Vietnamese during the war.“We went through the Mekong River and headed out towards the ocean. A Norwegian oil tanker picked us up and said that…

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