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Guess how many people are jamming into Saigon? Hint: It's as bad as Tokyo

The city leader is blaming its rapidly rising population, far outstripping the 2025 projection, for exacerbating traffic chaos.

Saigon suspends dangerous overpass construction near airport traffic hotspot

Inspectors said they 'could not overlook the serious safety violation', effectively meaning traffic woes are here ...

Disgruntled drivers force new toll station to close on Vietnam highway

Staff abandoned the station after more than 50 drivers tried to pay using stacks of small change, causing a massive tailback.
August 14, 2017 | 10:41 am GMT+7

Another 100 trees will fall in Saigon as city wants to clear traffic near airport

Saws will be brought out this month as the city wants to increase road capacity for traffic to and from its international airport.
August 12, 2017 | 05:57 pm GMT+7

Saigon to close downtown streets for ASEAN's 50th birthday celebrations

Avoid the area if you plan on getting anywhere fast on Tuesday.
August 07, 2017 | 04:08 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese driver torches motorbike after being stopped by cops

The 30-year-old man said the traffic fines he had driven up were worth more than his bike.
August 03, 2017 | 04:02 pm GMT+7

'No-hands' bus driver caught on camera using cellphone on high-speed Vietnam expressway

The man, flagged for a 'serious' violation, has been suspended and faces a fine of up to $35.
August 02, 2017 | 02:45 pm GMT+7

Saigon’s river bus service in the making

Construction is moving fast at the two main terminals so the city can launch the service in early August.
July 31, 2017 | 11:35 am 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

Hanoi’s leader softens motorbike ban after public calls it ‘protection’ for cars

'The city will not ban but rather limit motorbikes in certain core areas of the downtown districts.'
July 24, 2017 | 04:07 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

15 million people being drowned out by noise pollution in Vietnam: study

With horns blaring around the clock, it's difficult to find a quiet time to sleep for many workers.
July 21, 2017 | 04:51 pm GMT+7

8 worst traffic hotspots in Ho Chi Minh City: Where and why

Steer clear of these crunch points if you're planning on getting anywhere fast.
July 20, 2017 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Saigon to restrict but not ban motorbikes by 2030

The city would only consider a motorbike ban once its public transport is capable of meeting travel demand.
July 15, 2017 | 10:28 am GMT+7

Tourists explain the magic of Vietnamese traffic

We asked tourists on the street about the way we move around, and their answers surprised us.
July 14, 2017 | 05:43 pm GMT+7