Weekly roundup: Saigon's sidewalk revolution, US-Vietnam trade, tipping culture and more

By VnExpress   June 4, 2017 | 09:07 am GMT+7

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors.

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Back to business: How Saigon's sidewalk revolution has lost its ways

'The man who led the campaign said it has failed because officials were afraid of conflicts with “leaders” and “interest groups.”

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Trump hails signing of deals worth 'billions' with Vietnam

U.S. President Donald Trump discussed trade with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during a White House visit.

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Vietnam breaks boundaries with Southeast Asia's longest cross-sea bridge

'The $523 million bridge in the port city of Hai Phong, a new symbol of construction, is almost ready for its grand opening.'

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Sand mining ban needed to rescue Hoi An from watery grave: experts

Authorities are urged to act now to save the town's beautiful beaches.

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Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave, where tourism and conservation coexist

The success story offers heartening proof for a country where tourism and economic development have done untold damage to the environment.

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Money talks: Vietnam's tourism boss envies cash-rich Asian neighbors

Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien says PR efforts are 'going nowhere' because the country doesn't have deep enough pockets.

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Move over Rome: Summer travelers turn to Saigon, Mumbai for fresh experience

New travel data from American Express show that bookings for Saigon have almost doubled.

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On the money: How much should you tip in Vietnam?

Some may say any tip is a good tip, but it's important to get the right amount.

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Gastronomic gastropods: Vietnamese love snails!

From Michelin-starred fine dining, to chili-laden, beer-swilling, street-food staple, the humble snail takes many forms.

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Hanoi, Saigon plan hotel expansions as foreign arrivals continue to rise

Vietnam's largest cities plan to add around 1,000 new rooms each.

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Error by design: A conversation with Vietnamese emo queen Plaaastic

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