HCM City, Sept. 23 -- The only underground market in Ho Chi Minh City has been re-opened beneath September 23 Park in District 1, downtown the city, under a new name "Central Market" after it was shut down five months ago.

The subterranean market, which combines a shopping centre and a food court, was re-launched by Cuu Long 23-9 JSC on September 21.

It spreads over 11,000sq.m, including 4,000sq.m for parking, and consists of the 1,500sq.m Asiana Food Town featuring nearly 100 street food stalls selling food from various countries like Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and India and the 2,000-sq.m Taka Plaza with some 300 shops selling various goods at fixed prices.

It also includes a Co.op Food outlet and a game centre.