( Guest User ) - Aug 31, 2014 11:28pm - Rating: None
Hello, I am traveling to Manila soon. I also lived in the very same Refugee Camp but I was very young around six years old. I am a Cambodian Refugee. I have always wanted to travel back to the same area even though I know this area has changed dramatically. This is a way for me to reconnect with the past that I so long for.
I have snap shot memory of my time such as the landscape beautiful craved hills, temples, nice NGO workers who bought me my first Coca Cola. I've been a fan ever since.
I'd like to ask this community if anyone has pictures of NGO workers or know anyone who lives in the Philippines or has contact with an ex-NGO worker in this area.
( Hung ) - Oct 05, 2013 9:08am - Rating: None
I am building up the photos of Ban Thad refugee camp in the 80s-90s...I post your photos here at this blog http://ttnbg.blogspot.com/. Please allow us. Thanks
( Guest User ) - Sep 06, 2013 3:26pm - Rating: None
Thanks for sharing great memories! Check here for more pictures in Banthad: http://www.tinadophotography.com/thailandcamp
( Guest User ) - Aug 15, 2013 10:07pm - Rating: None
Toi da o trai Banthad trong nam 1989, toi co mot so hinh anh ve trai Banthad toi muon post len de moi nguoi cung xem co duoc khong?
( Hung ) - May 28, 2013 10:44am - Rating: None
I stumble on to your posting...the photo of the mass, do you remember the name of those father? could you post a larger format?
If you can send the larger photo so that I can see the face, much appreciated ..firstname.lastname@example.org
( Lien Kim ) - Nov 24, 2012 9:36pm - Rated: 5
Hi I've been doing researches about all these camps. After reading your story I felt that I was reading the story of my childhood. I was born in Saigon then fled to Phnompenh with my mom when I was 3. We lived there for a couple years cause my mom can speak khmer.Then in 1980 we fled from Phnompenh by foot to cross the border of Thailand I believe the year was around from 1981-84. We cross the Dang Rek mountain sometimes step over dead bodies that could not make it. It took us a week or more until we were rescued by UNHCR and transport us to camp after camp. I was really young then but I do remember Nong Chan, Nong Samet, and Phanat Nikhom. We stayed there for a long time then was on the list to go to America. Like you we also went Bataan, Phillipines processing center. Got sponsored 7 months later then got sponsored by a Baptist church. I am trying to research and learning everything I can about this so it was very interesting to know that someone went through like I did.
( Anna Bui ) - Feb 22, 2012 8:47am - Rating: None
Thank you for sharing. I need more info bout these camps.I am working to create a comprehensive web site which consolidates information about Refugee Camps in SE Asia. The site will be created by and for refugees. We have many stories, and much information, as well as those who want news of family and friends, etc... scattered all over the web and the world. Therefore I want to have 1 web site for all VN refugee info. To do that, I need help from many people. Please email me email@example.com
( Steven ) - Apr 04, 2011 6:22pm - Rating: None
Thank you very much for posting your journey, my dear friend. Your route to freedom is very much similar to mine although it took me only one shot at Kam-pong-som port in Cambodia to board the boat. I also left VN via Hong Ngu. I arrived in Thailand in late November 1987 long before the cut-off date. Therefore, I was transferred directly to Phanat Nikhom camp. If you like, please join "Phanat Nikhom Facebook page" where former refugees like us share stories and pictures and catch up with old friends. Best regards.
( Guest User ) - Feb 18, 2011 1:08pm - Rating: None