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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.

Falling trees threaten a way of life in Saigon

Can trees be a part of urban life? The answer is yes, at least in Saigon.

Saigon forced to dig deep after Vietnam gov't fails to pay for new metro line

Red tape has continued to stall the completion of the city's first metro line.
July 28, 2017 | 04:06 pm GMT+7

Squeezing through Hanoi's alleys, where size really does matter

Don't have a big breakfast if you want to explore these tunnels through the capital. 
July 28, 2017 | 02:34 pm GMT+7

Hanoi Talks: Sounds that make a city

The latest presentation based on topics that influence or are influenced by architecture.
July 25, 2017 | 11:07 am GMT+7

Obscene piles of trash continue to blight Hanoi's streets months after dumping ban

A $300 fine for throwing garbage onto the street does not seem to be enough of a deterrent to keep the capital clean.
July 20, 2017 | 11:40 am GMT+7

'City of dreams' builders facing uncertain futures in Saigon

We went out to talk with the builders working on what is heralded as Southeast Asia's financial hub about life on the site.
July 18, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Take off from Saigon traffic on the city's flying curves

The megacity has spent tens of millions of dollars building overpasses to ease congestion.
July 18, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Life about to get tougher for Saigon's death creepers

While some call it a graveyard, others call it home and rely on this land of the dead to make a living.
July 17, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

What's your take on Saigon sacrificing over 250 trees for new bridge?

One of the city's most beautiful tree-lined streets will be cut bare by the project.
July 17, 2017 | 11:00 am GMT+7

Fallen branch slams shops, injures woman following downpour in Saigon

Trees take tolls almost any time it pours in the city, as experts blame urbanization for squeezing their environment.
July 08, 2017 | 10:21 am GMT+7

River erosion pulls down 5 houses in Ho Chi Minh City; more families at risk

The disaster sent 27 running for their lives in the middle of the night.
June 27, 2017 | 02:41 pm GMT+7

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.
June 22, 2017 | 11:25 am GMT+7

Saigon's notorious skyscraper set to open after years of construction delays

A new investor has stepped in to save the city from the giant eyesore.
June 15, 2017 | 05:09 pm GMT+7

Across the river, Saigon assembles its new business suburb

New roads and towers are hoped to turn Thu Thiem into a new financial and commercial hub that can rival District 1.
June 07, 2017 | 11:46 am GMT+7