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The man behind Saigon's sidewalk cleanup campaign returns to the streets

'The wards didn't take the task seriously and allowed the sidewalks to be retaken, so I have returned to deal with it.'

Saigon's sidewalk cleanup pioneer asks for 'carte blanche' to plow ahead

District 1's vice chairman Doan Ngoc Hai is asking for the power to 'punish anyone that breaks the rules, even ...

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

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 bus drives on sidewalk to beat traffic, leaves pedestrians in shock

A viral video captures the moment, showing motorbikes are no longer the only invasive vehicles.
June 03, 2017 | 08:31 am 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

China's bike-share apps flood city sidewalks

Mobile bike-sharing apps are proving popular in China but are also causing headaches by congesting subway entrances and sidewalks.
May 15, 2017 | 02:17 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

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

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

Eat like a local at this Saigon night market

If you think the Ben Thanh night market is too touristy, this alternative in Tan Binh District might be a perfect option.
March 31, 2017 | 02:39 pm GMT+7

In Hanoi, a new era of street vending

Away from the sidewalks and onto the trees and walls: How vendors try to move their wares to avoid the city's cleanup campaign.
March 26, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Saigon to ban vehicles from Bui Vien backpacker street

Shops and restaurants will be allowed to retake the sidewalks on weekends.
March 26, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7