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Check out Saigon backpacker street's first vehicle free night

One step at a time, Bui Vien is being pedestrianized.

Show must go on: Saigon's Bui Vien Street stays open under construction rubble

Vendors are trying to cover up the construction mess to stop visitors from turning away.

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

Sidewalk campaign, part 2: The man behind Saigon’s cleanup is back

Like it or not, Doan Ngoc Hai will soon return to the streets.
June 14, 2017 | 05:11 pm GMT+7

A Hanoi wet market at the crossroads of modernity

Chau Long Market's days are feared numbered in the age of supermarkets.
June 12, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Walk this way: Saigon to pedestrianize backpacker street on weekend nights

Revel in bliss and party into the night in the country's most popular tourist district.
June 08, 2017 | 06:05 pm GMT+7

Saigon locals sideswiped by proposed hike to sidewalk rental fees

'Screw it if it’s a public space or not'.
June 08, 2017 | 04:56 pm 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

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

The man who led the campaign said it failed because officials were afraid of conflicts.
May 27, 2017 | 10:29 am GMT+7

Saigon, three months after sidewalk cleanup campaign

Are we Singapore yet?
May 26, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

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