Tag Archives: Pham Van Thoai

VIETNAMESE TOURIST REFUSE TO ACCEPT ANY MORE HELP FROM S’POREANS

By 9am on Thursday, almost US$10,000 (S$12,938) has been raised for a Vietnamese tourist who came here on a holiday and left feeling cheated by a mobile shop in Sim Lim Square. While offers of help have been growing by the minute, Mr Pham was quoted in Lianhe Zaobao on Nov 6 saying that he has accepted $550 from a businessman, and bought a phone with it. He said he will not be accepting any more help. "I lost $550. So I will accept only $550 donated by kind people. Nothing more. I'm grateful for all your kindness but I do not want to take more than what I've lost," Mr Pham told Lianhe Zaobao.

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S’POREANS RAISE OVER $12,000 FOR SCAMMED VIETNAMESE TOURIST

More than US$9,600 (S$12,450) has been raised to buy a new iPhone 6 for a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed in Sim Lim Square and lost three month's worth of salary. Amounts ranging between US$1 and US$100 have been pledged by about 200 people for the online project started by Singaporean Gabriel Kang on crowdfunding site Indiegogo on Nov 4. Mr Kang was hoping to raise US$1,000 to buy a new phone and other Singaporean gifts such as kaya and bak kwa for Mr Pham Van Thoai, 28.

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