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Saigon housing market slows as insiders warn of crash

Sales in the first quarter fell 13 percent from late last year with a 47 percent drop in the apartment sector.

Saigon traffic sinks into chaos under heavy rain

Torrential rain and gusty winds on Friday afternoon caused heavy traffic jams in central Ho Chi Minh City.

The tamarind picker of Saigon

For a 40-year-old migrant, the ubiquitous trees that line up Saigon streets provide the fruit to his labor.
May 19, 2017 | 03:02 pm GMT+7

Take a look at three upcoming electric car routes in downtown Saigon

Go green as you take in the best the city has to offer.
May 18, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Murder suspect detained after Saigon's bar owner is stabbed to death

A fight between rival bars escalated into a deadly confrontation in the heart of the city's backpacker area.
May 16, 2017 | 10:22 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese mega-cities scouring for mega-funding on infrastructure drive

Hanoi and Saigon are in need of billions to keep up with economic growth.
May 16, 2017 | 03:41 pm GMT+7

And the flooding season began in Saigon

An afternoon downpour helped cool the summer heat but also submerged many streets in the city's northeast.
May 15, 2017 | 05:39 pm GMT+7

Hot mess: Working out in Saigon's budget gyms

For many fitness enthusiasts, the non-aircon gyms in their alley are enough.
May 15, 2017 | 09:16 am GMT+7

All aboard: Here come Saigon’s river buses

Fancy escaping the traffic on a river bus through Ho Chi Minh City?
May 12, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Saigon: Best place in Southeast Asia for cheap love

No need to go 'Dutch' in a city of satisfied lovers.
May 11, 2017 | 04:23 pm GMT+7

Meet the man who saves Vietnamese drivers from nail traps

Nguyen Van Phong has voluntarily removed spiky traps from a highway every day over the past six years.
May 11, 2017 | 08:22 am GMT+7

Vietnam picks Western-trained technocrat as new Ho Chi Minh City leader

Politburo member Nguyen Thien Nhan returns to his former political playground.
May 10, 2017 | 08:08 am GMT+7

Ask a tourist: Daily budget for Saigon

Vietnam’s southern metropolis should be easy on your pocket.
May 08, 2017 | 01:41 pm GMT+7

Saigon standard: If you're still moving, that's not a traffic jam

Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City is messy and complicated. So are the definitions. 
May 06, 2017 | 01:37 pm GMT+7

Jammed Saigon set to launch air ambulance service

Conventional ambulances often struggle to get through the traffic to reach patients.
May 05, 2017 | 11:48 am GMT+7