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November, 22 2013 09:05:05

What's more important, safety or authenticity?

After a tragic fire at a bar under construction killed six workers, Ha Noi's popular Zone 9 complex risks being closed down.

The abandoned factory-turned-art and entertainment centre has been a popular destination for both locals and expats since it opened last summer.

The fire—allegedly caused by careless welders—caused many people to criticise shop and restaurant owners at the complex for preserving old buildings at the expense of safety.

However, regular visitors argued that by keeping the old buildings, owners were able to offer an authentic industrial-style experience.

Have you ever been to Zone 9? Is it the kind of place that you want to experience in Ha Noi?

What do you think about the safety at entertainment areas in the city, especially those like Zone 9? Industrial style venues are quite popular in Western countries, so how do those countries keep such places safe?

Please reply by email to: opinion@vnsmail.com, or by fax to (84-4) 3 933 2311. Letters can be sent to The Editor, Viet Nam News, 79 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ha Noi.

Replies to next week's questions must be received by Thursday morning, November 28, 2013. — VNS



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