A South Korean woman who possibly had her purse stolen in Vung Tau with all her money and papers burst into tears at the hydrofoil jetty and is all over social media as a result.
Bena Kang arrived at the pier Wednesday afternoon to travel back to Ho Chi Minh City, but when she reached for her purse in her bag, she found it was gone.
She began to sob in panic since the purse had her passport, flight ticket and other papers.
Security guards and others working there tried to help her but in vain since she had no idea where she could have lost it.
They then donated some money so that she could take a bus to the city and seek help from the South Korean consulate.
Kang’s story on social media has drawn criticism about the poor security in the beach town.
Many people said it might be the last time she visits Vung Tau, possibly even Vietnam.
Phan Truong Son, director of the Vung Tau Passenger Port, tried to deflect the criticism, telling news website Zing: “She said she lost the purse, not that she was robbed.”.
South Korea is Vietnam’s second biggest tourism market with nearly 860,000 Koreans arriving in the first seven months of this year, up 37 percent from a year ago.