Reportedly, on Lunar Jan 4th (Jan 3rd), the traditional sand-dune crossing race attracted about 2,000 onlookers and sightseers at Mui Ne sand hill under good control. In the meantime, road traffic was smooth without jam. Sellers no longer overcharged tourists for goods here. The prices for keeping motorcycle fluctuated between VND 5,000 and 10,000 each but from VND 15,000 to 30,000 for each car. Each sand ski for rent priced at from VND 20,000 to 30,000.
In addition, despite existing street-sellers and vendors, they did not follow visitors and invite them to buy goods and dining services was also sold at posted prices, etc. According to Mr. Duong Van Phan – group leader of Ham Tien – Sand Hill (belonging to the Management board of Mui Ne-Ham Tien Tourist area) since Jan 28th all bad situations have been timely handled thanks to regular guard and good cooperation. Besides, before Lunar New Year, the management had propagandized public order to everybody so pickpocketing, theft, public disorder and traffic accidents did not occur locally. Consequently, tourists felt secure about relaxing and entertaining. Otherwise, there were not any cases of food poisoning and drown in the region.
My Thien (Source: Binh Thuan Newspaper)