Sam Beumkes captures everyday life along the Saigon River, from exercising and fishing to trading and walking man’s best friend, there’s something about the stillness of the water that makes life a little bit calmer in this bustling city.

Panorama

Vinhomes in District 1

Yellow Car

Onkruid

6 in the morning

Orange Houses-2

The river homes in District 2

Shoes

Proof people actually live here

Food by the river-2

Drying food

Workout sit back

Life by the water

Workout-6

Why go to the gym…

Workout-2

…if you can just work out in the park

Workout-5

Selling food

Topview-2

View from Thao Dien

Skyline Masteri

View from the opposite side, Binh Quoi-Tahnh Da

Skyline view

Skyline view of Vincom Landmark 81, Vietnam’s highest building at 461.2 m (1,513 ft)

Skyline adventure path

The contrast between the city and its nature

Vissers-2

Fishermen working and untangling fishing nets

Vissersboot

Vissers corner-2

What the fish… that view really is amazing

Dog walking

Woman and her two dogs

People by the river

Masteri Sunset

The never disappointing sunsets of Saigon