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

The man who led the cleanup campaign says it could not build on its early momentum because officials were afraid of conflicts.

Hanoi to punish officials if sidewalks are reoccupied by vendors

The authorities also admit to have acted too hastily in a campaign that saw trees being cut down and allocated parking areas being sectioned off.
May 17, 2017 | 09:59 pm GMT+7

Hanoi street vendors emerge from under sidewalk cleanup campaign

Under the street lights, peddlers and street vendors are slowly returning to Hanoi's sidewalks as the streetside cleanup campaign loses steam.
May 10, 2017 | 06:39 pm GMT+7

Locals retake Hanoi's sidewalks as cleanup campaign dies down

Wooden doorsteps, plastic chairs and motorbikes have returned to the sidewalks.
May 09, 2017 | 08:27 am GMT+7

Chaos returns to Saigon's sidewalks after cleanup campaign stalls

Things have returned to business as usual in District 1 just a month after city authorities handed over the cleanup campaign to local units.
May 05, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Stop and stare: the story behind Hanoi's vendors from above

Loes Heerink returned to take more pictures of vendors and found things had changed.
April 17, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Saigon firm to compensate foreign tourist $1,000 for bloody sidewalk fall

The compensation has no precedent, even though many have tripped over the hooks before.
April 11, 2017 | 09:23 am GMT+7

Saigon suggests bending the vending ban along popular walking street

The city banned street vendors from Nguyen Hue Street last year, but they're a determined bunch.
April 10, 2017 | 02:43 pm GMT+7

Sidewalk economics: What the future holds for Vietnam's ubiquitous street vendors

'Street vending is a vital component of city life that should be embraced and nurtured.'
April 05, 2017 | 05:06 pm GMT+7

How Vietnam's street vendors are getting round the sidewalk cleanup

Vendors have been forced to improvise now their sidewalk spots have been taken away.
April 03, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

First look at Saigon’s new plan for massive walking zone

A proposal to make a large downtown area exclusive to pedestrians is under consideration.
March 31, 2017 | 01:00 am GMT+7

Saigon is awesome. But its street food is the awesomest!

Many visitors say they’ll take street food anyday.
March 29, 2017 | 01:24 am GMT+7

Experts cringe at Saigon's plan for massive walking zone

Say tourists won't want to walk long distances to get to hotels and restaurants.
March 27, 2017 | 12:24 am GMT+7

5 big ways Saigon is changing this year

The southern metropolis is busy with a lot of plans. Which one gets you excited? 
March 26, 2017 | 09:00 pm GMT+7