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Luong Hung 08-Aug-2021 04:58
Hello Tim and other friends,
I was a refugee on Pulau Tenga where Mr. Joe Young (now maybe change to Brother Theo Young) came in 1977 to help us build an ESL teacher aid team to teach our people in the camp. We're very closed with Mr. Joe Young. Our family would like to contact Mr. Young. Please help us on how to contact him. We're now in San Jose, California.

Thanks a lot.
tim t hoang05-Dec-2018 00:18
Hi Gary,
Unfortunately, I myself haven't had a chance to revisit Hue-Da Nang since 1972, so I have no clue about them now. I would suggest that since you have only a day for each city, a land tour would help you see most of what you need to see. I always go with the ones that got the best online customer reviews.
Guest 13-Nov-2017 13:50
anh Pham cong Minh CANADA lien lac em barrack 4 Galang 1 1986
Khanh 13-Nov-2017 13:47
Khanh muon lien lac anh Minh o CANADA barrack 4 Galang 1
tim t hoang12-Jul-2016 23:01
Hi Hien Mai,
I am not sure which refugee you are talking about? And all my photos are of Galang Camp, Indonesia, not Pulau Bidong.
Hien Mai 05-Jul-2016 04:44
Hi Tim,

My name is Hien from Tanq Studio in Vietnam. We are making a documentary film about Pulau Bidong and we would like to use your photos about Bidong Refugee camp.

Can you send us the highest quality photos of this refugee that you have? Because they are going to be used in the film so we need the highest quality of them.

Thank you for your consideration.

tim t hoang15-May-2015 03:29
merci !
huile de ricin14-May-2015 12:46
De superbes photos, que dire d'autre ?
tim t hoang02-May-2015 01:40
Avoir une belle peau01-May-2015 13:06
I love your galery
tim t hoang04-Nov-2013 15:20
Hello Tas,
Please note that most photos in the album Vietnamese Boat People are not mine, so you can use the photos but please quote the sources. The photos in Galang Camp Revisited are mine, again, you can use but quote the source. Thanks.
Tas Emiabata 03-Nov-2013 18:01
Hello Tim,
I hope this email finds you well.

My name is Tas. I'm an actor and director and I'm 1 of 7 artists who have been commissioned by the British Red Cross to design an installation as part of their 150 years celebrations.

I am currently collaborating with a Vietnamese woman who was a 13 year old girl when she moved through the Kai Tak refugee camp in Hong Kong. I have also been speaking to another woman who was a nurse in the camp at that time. I am currently working in London with a bi-lingual Vietnamese actress to create a sound-design installation recalling the plight of the Vietnamese during the crisis.

I wanted to ask you if it would be okay to use some of your fantastic high resolution images from that period as part of the installation?

I can be reached by return email or on +44 7931 501 321

Many Thanks
Keng Pham 18-Apr-2013 16:34
Hello Hoang Thinh,
You changed so different...I could not recognize you until I saw the photo taken with Mr. Joe Young. What a wonderful time was there, now looking back I can not keep my emotional... How is everything? Are you living in VCR? I was there so many times last couple years for my CBC business. Below is my address:
Hope one day we will meet again,
tim t hoang11-Dec-2012 03:31
Hello Joe,
I am glad you put Joe there, as for thousands and thousands of us in Galang in 1985-1986, you are always remembered as Joe. When I said "the largest", I meant by land area, not by refugee population. I already put a small note, thanks to your comment. Thank you.
Joe Young 10-Dec-2012 06:03
What a wonderful site! Congratulations, Tim! The fact that many of the items are written or explained in both Vietnamese and English is very helpful to a greater number of interested people. The photos are well selected as well I have already commented on Facebook that your assertion (I did not know it was you at the time (^_^) that Galang was the largest refugee camp in SE Asia can be challenged. For sure, it was one of the largest; but, for example, my first posting with UNHCR was in Malaysia, where I arrived in April 1980; at that time, there were 50,000 Vietnamese refugees in that country, in 9 different camps (8 of which I eventually got to visit, as Education Officer), but Pulau Bidong was the main and largest camp, with 25,000 people, which, I was told, was far less than in the previous 2 years. The processing camp, for all Indochinese refugees, in Morong, Bataan, Philippines, also often had a considerably larger population than 20,000. But all that aside, your photos, beautiful poems (wish youo had dated them), and engaging stories are really excellent, Tim. Once again, congratulations, from your P. Galang partner, Joe
Toi Luu 08-Dec-2012 22:52
Cam on Chu Hoang da dung nen trand web nay va nhung hinh anh rat trung thuc cua trai tri nan Galang xua va nay. Chu da mang den nhieu ky niem, tinh nguoi, tinh nhan loai, va nhung ky uc sau sac cua nhung nguoi ti nan VN o Galang noi rieng va toan the gioi. Chau la mot trong nhung nguoi mai man roi khoi cdcs vn nam 1984 va song sot trong chuyen vuot bien. Nhung cau chuyen thuong tam cua nguoi VN bo nuoc ra di khong the nao ke het duoc. Nho co trang web va nhung hinh anh cua chu dang, chau hy vong se co nhieu nguoi nho lai va thong truyen cho nhieu nguoi khac. Rieng ban than chau, hy vong mot ngay nao do se co dip tro ve tham dao Galang, mot trong nhung noi dung chan dau tien cua nhung nguoi ty nan VN. Va uoc mo cua chau la se dan gia dinh, vo, va hai dua con den Galang de cho hai chau biet duoc cai gia ma nhung the he truoc da pha tra de tiem de tu do.
Cam on.
Tam Minh Nguyen 15-Jan-2012 04:21
Cam on Chu nhieu lam, chau o Galang tu nam 1989 den 1991, chau da~ ve tham Galang Refugee Camp hoi nam 2009, that la vui buon la^~n lo^.n, hihihihihi, buon vi khong con gap lai nhung nguoi ban nam xua, vui vi` duoc nhin lai Galang Tinh Xu, va` roi nuoc mat khi tham Galang 3, buon cho nhung nguoi ban, da~ bo minh tren xu la que nguoi, viet den day, thay buon qua', biet noi gi`, khi Que Huong van cho co Tu Do... Mong Cho Viet Nam 1 ngay mai tuoi sang, luc truoc Minh Tam la thay da.y danh may (typing teacher) o zone E, co ban be` na`o biet Minh Tam, xin email
tim t hoang24-Sep-2011 15:52
Cam on Quang. Chu luon luon post hinh moi thuong xuyen len website, vay Quang thinh thoang nen vao website de xem hinh moi. Chuc chau duoc doi song binh an on dinh. Chu cung mung thay doi song o que nha duoc tiep tuc cai thien .
Quang 23-Sep-2011 13:20
Xin chào chú Hoàng, cám ơn những tấm hình mà chú share lại,nhìn những tấn hình đó làm cháu ngờ lại nhiều kỷ niệm mà khoảng thời gian 5 năm cháu đã ở đó (1990-1995), tuy bây giờ ở Việt Nam cũng ổn định rồi nhưng nhưng nhớ Galang và bạn bè nhiều lắm chú ơi, nếu hình ảnh tin tức nào mới nất xin send cho cháu xem nhé , Email cháu, cũng là nick chat của cháu đó
tim t hoang19-May-2011 03:28
Hi Quan,
Please see the instruction under the photo Batam Harbour Centre .
Quan Pham 18-May-2011 21:44
Hi Tim,
Thanks for the great pictures and info about Galang. Would you let me know how to arrange a trip to Galang? I was there in 86.
Jeffrey Lewis Knapp02-Jan-2011 15:26
Happy new year Tim. And may you have Many Many more. Great photo work. Keep up the great job :o)
tim t hoang26-Jul-2010 05:21
Cam on Phuong. Nhung bai tho nay la cua toi.
Yoyo Arianti 05-Jul-2009 13:31
Hi Tim, what good poems about missery you hv suffered as a refugee in Galang. We hope you can visit galang island some time in the future , accomodation and everything free,from us ( Mirota Beach management ).exclude the air ticket. thanks
Diep CHAU 19-Mar-2009 15:17
Bonjour Thinh,

Very nice to visit your gallerie: good poems and excellent photos. I think that it's a hard work for you to realise all this.
Toutes mes félicitations.
Mai The 26-Jun-2008 09:14
Oslo 26.06.08
Dear Mr Tim
I am writing a guide book on Architecture in Hanoi and request your permission to use some of your excellent photos. What shall I do?
Best regards,
Mai The
trangphan 29-Jan-2008 22:54
Hi Tim,
Nice to know you,so exciting with your art works,if you have time,pls send me some words about Vancouver cos I and my family are going to move there. But have no idea about this city,or pls send me some links to know more details about Vancouver. Appreciate your help!
tim t hoang23-Oct-2007 02:51
Hi Son,
It's a pleasant surprise to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words. I believe that everybody can make beautiful photos, just more or less.
Wow, I cannot afford a 2 month trip to Vietnam. Send my best regards to Lien.
Son Le 21-Oct-2007 07:47
Hi Thinh,
By pure luck, I browsed across your galleries, and I was stunned with the beautiful pictures you took in Vietnam. I just went back to Vietnam on my 2 month trip, but the pictures I took are nothing compares with yours. Keep up the good work, Thinh!
Please say hello to Thanh and friends in Vancouver for me!
Best regards,
Son Le
Guest 19-Jun-2007 17:34
You've reignited my passion for art. Ty!
Guest 07-Mar-2007 15:08
I have great respect for your work.
Francis Khuc va Ban Bien tap 10-Dec-2006 11:26
Hi Tim: It would be so nice to have a look onto your pictures.
We all really like some of the natural scenes U took.
NguoiVietIllinois monthly magazine
Kaparu230-Aug-2006 22:39
Hi Tim

good to see your images of Vancouver - I've just joined here although i've been looking at PBase for ages - as a visitor to Vancouver - what an amazing city I wonder what you might make of my images of the city too.....I've just started to post a portrait of it from the spring of this year.

best wishes Kev
Guest 30-Jul-2006 14:45

19-Mar-2005 16:11

Hello, Your work is simply stunning. I am an artist/agent, and was wondering if you were interested in possibly displaying your work in Las Vegas' largest art gallery? If this is of interest to you, shout back, if not, please disregard the message, and I apologize for inconveniencing you...

Take Care...


28-Jan-2005 11:36

Hello I visited your web see my link

Amy 13-Jul-2006 04:07
Cool guestbook, interesting information... Keep it UP
Carla 11-Apr-2006 03:38
Hi Tim!

One year ago(today is exactly one) I leaved Vancouver, I was very lucky staying there for a couple of months. Enjoying the rain, sun, wind and cherry blossoms... How could forget them? Looking your pictures it seems to be a great dream made real to me.
Thanks for share!!! Carla
shawn Le 23-Feb-2006 22:05
Hi Tim, Your photos are excellent, that really make me wanna go back home. Keep up with your good works.
sandra Heathcote 17-Feb-2006 21:55
I would just like to say that my family and I have thoroughly enjoyed your fabulous interpretation of Vancouver. Your photographs are second to none. You should be famous!! We are hoping to move to vancouver in 2007. If it is half as good as you describe, we will be delighted.
Thank you for your images - they were inspirational. From the Heathcote Family - Nottingham England, U.K.
Peter Chou29-Sep-2005 17:03
Hi Tim,

Love your photos of Vietnam and I fell in love with it when I visited Saigon in 2004! Your friend is really talented and his paintings are very characteristic of Vietnamese art. Thanks for showing me more of a country that I will definitely visit again in the near future!

Brando Ho05-Sep-2005 05:04
Hello Tim,
You have a nice collection of galleries!! The poem with a photo background is very inspiring.^_^
Guest 29-Aug-2005 13:59
Hi! I'm traveling to Vietnam and I need some help.
Can you contact me?
Guest 29-Jun-2005 13:04

nice homepage you've got!
keep up the good work

Wynne Davies 01-Jun-2005 09:25
Hi, I was just neighborhood and found your site. I wanted to compliment you on your work. I myself do photography and found what you have done is very inspiring.
Eric Baroy Mahinay 20-May-2005 05:23
Hi Tim,
I just happened to see your site thru the guestbook of Tom...nice shots and collections of photos.
God Bless
tim t hoang28-Mar-2005 20:41
Hi Frere An,
The paintings are of Son Hung Nguyen, not me. He agreed to have his painting gallery on my photo website.
Tim T. Hoang
lebororo28-Mar-2005 02:55
nice work!
Frere An 25-Mar-2005 23:58
Dear anh Hoang
Your paintings are terrific! -
May I have your painting "my teacher" - Frere Theophane Ke, posted in ?
for more info about Frere Ke's last days, please link to


Frere An
paul yung25-Mar-2005 07:51
We have an artist at work here. Congrat!
T.R.Lifter 19-Mar-2005 16:11
Hello, Your work is simply stunning. I am an artist/agent, and was wondering if you were interested in possibly displaying your work in Las Vegas' largest art gallery? If this is of interest to you, shout back, if not, please disregard the message, and I apologize for inconveniencing you...

Take Care...
LA TOAN VINH28-Jan-2005 11:36
Hello I visited your web see my link