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Sleepless in Vietnam: Saigon edition

One of our storytellers has described late night Saigon as 'strange.' 

Go your own way: Tourists eager for Saigon’s second walking street

Excitement is building weeks before Bui Vien becomes pedestrian-friendly.

Saigon battles to get rid of all its trash

Just three plants are working on overdrive to cope with the waste produced by the city's 12 million people.
June 19, 2017 | 11:35 am GMT+7

Saigon backpacker street undergoes major makeover

Authorities are hoping that the work to turn Bui Vien into a walking street will make the popular backpacker area more attractive.
June 18, 2017 | 12:06 pm GMT+7

'Slum Dog' broken rice by the garbage dump in Saigon

Don't let the name fool you.
June 18, 2017 | 10:03 am GMT+7

Where have Saigon's green spaces gone?

The lush parks and gardens are now isolated in the sprawling and dense cityscape.
June 14, 2017 | 02:07 pm GMT+7

Thousands of crocodiles left hungry in Saigon farms amid price crisis

The animals suffer as their market value has dropped sharply since 2015.
June 12, 2017 | 12:01 pm GMT+7

The expat zone: A day in Thao Dien, Saigon’s riverside enclave

The once sleepy backwater is the epitome of change, where you can now find Western restaurants, luxury homes, and ‘Little Vietnam.’
June 11, 2017 | 06:45 am GMT+7

Word on the street: Is Saigon finally embracing English?

Saigon is breaking the language barrier, one bilingual street sign at a time.
June 09, 2017 | 04:33 pm GMT+7

Ex-cop in Vietnam sentenced to 20 years for drug dealing

The man was once responsible for fighting drug crimes in the central province of Nghe An.
June 09, 2017 | 08:53 am GMT+7

Across the river, Saigon assembles its new business suburb

New roads and towers are hoped to turn Thu Thiem into a new financial and commercial hub that can rival District 1.
June 07, 2017 | 11:46 am GMT+7

The abandoned skyscraper of Saigon

From one of the city's most ambitious projects to a notorious eyesore.
June 07, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Saigon puts a price on sidewalks as cleanup campaign peters out

The transport department has proposed higher fees for businesses that wish to use the city's sidewalks ‘to serve demand’.
June 06, 2017 | 03:37 pm GMT+7

Meet Saigon's master forger

Tran Anh Tru amazes everyone with his talent for copying original famous artworks.
June 06, 2017 | 08:41 am GMT+7

Take a swing over controversial golf course next to congested Saigon airport

On the bright side, you might be able to squeeze in nine holes if your flight is delayed.
June 04, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7