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Slowly but steadily: The demise of print media in Vietnam

The reason becomes obvious when you look at how much the few remaining newspaper vendors are struggling.

Murals bathe Saigon alleys with a splash of color

Artists and residents are painting their city a brighter face.

Wading into the battle to make Saigon rainproof

Take a look at how the city is trying to stop its streets from turning into rivers.
August 13, 2017 | 02:12 pm GMT+7

'Dunkirk' director Christopher Nolan spotted in Saigon

Christopher Nolan and his family are believed to be enjoying a vacation in Vietnam.
August 12, 2017 | 11:34 pm GMT+7

Falling trees threaten a way of life in Saigon

Can trees be a part of urban life? The answer is yes, at least in Saigon.
August 11, 2017 | 05:15 pm GMT+7

Saigon’s food waste piles up to alarming levels

Vietnam's street food heaven has trouble finding space to dump organic waste, and it's not simply a matter of leftovers.
August 09, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Saigon's elderly struggle to eke out a living

The social security net is splitting, and Vietnam's elderly are in danger of falling through it.
August 07, 2017 | 09:58 pm GMT+7

How we sell: Decoding Saigon street vendors’ strange adverts

These street vendors need no glaring electronic signs, not even a letter to advertise their goods and services.
August 06, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Space-saving in Saigon: How tiny lives squeeze into the big city

Sleeping in the street, cooking in the alleys and squeezing the most out of Saigon.
August 02, 2017 | 09:49 pm GMT+7

Drug district in highly-populated Saigon slum set for demolition

There's going to be no hiding when the builders move in.
July 31, 2017 | 09:24 am GMT+7

Cheese lava bread hits Ho Chi Minh City

The good old cheese lava bread with a Vietnamese twist on top. People lava it!
July 29, 2017 | 01:41 pm GMT+7

Delving into a Saigon alley where time stands still

A sneak glimpse into the city's soon-to-be doomed original Chinatown.
July 27, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

On Vietnam's most modern expressway, vehicles travel at a snail's pace

Disgruntled drivers lament their cars are no different to bicycles. 
July 25, 2017 | 10:05 am GMT+7

False flowers bloom in Saigon as green space withers away

As Vietnam's commercial hub continues to hack away at its already scarce green space, vinyl posters cover up the scars.
July 24, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

2 killed in traffic carnage on Saigon street

Locals described the scene as a ‘war zone’ after an SUV crushed everything in its path.
July 23, 2017 | 10:13 am GMT+7