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Two men suspected in bomb blasts at Saigon police station

Two blasts rocked a station in Tan Binh District on Wednesday, injuring an officer and damaging some motorbikes.

‘Sweet somethings’ make for a cool summer fest in Vietnam

The streets bustle with people shopping for dishes specially made for the summer cleansing festival.

A spiritual high: Tallest bell tower in Saigon

Xa Loi stands out as a pagoda that carries modern achitectural influences.
June 18, 2018 | 11:40 am GMT+7

Shift seen in use of overseas remittances to Ho Chi Minh City

Central Bank official says most of the funds have been invested in manufacturing instead of traditional channels.
June 13, 2018 | 07:50 pm GMT+7

HCMC flood-prevention plans a leaking sieve, experts say

No matter how much money is poured in, outdated urban drainage plans will ensure failure.
May 30, 2018 | 06:30 pm GMT+7

HCMC gov’t in hot seat for violations in selling golden public land

Inspectors said the transfer of a lot on downtown Le Duan Street caused million-dollar losses.
May 26, 2018 | 02:41 pm GMT+7

Watch pigeons glide above Saigon's Notre-Dame Cathedral

Over 700 pigeons reside around Saigon's Notre-Dame Cathedral and have become the city's signature symbol.
May 25, 2018 | 02:09 pm GMT+7

Vietnam should think twice before investing in ‘risky’ special economic zones: official

Many countries have failed in developing their own zones, a conference heard on Tuesday.
May 23, 2018 | 01:54 pm GMT+7

Everything is awesome at this Lego-shaped kindergarten in Saigon

The chief architect says he wants the building to inspire creativity not only in the kids but the teachers as well.
May 21, 2018 | 02:30 pm GMT+7

Watch Saigonese brave the elements during weekend downpour

Torrential rain flooded the streets on Saturday night, paralyzing traffic and forcing residents to wade their way back home.
May 20, 2018 | 06:02 pm GMT+7

HCMC to deploy quick response teams to combat noise pollution

Residents will soon be able to phone hotlines to complain about noisy neighbors.
May 20, 2018 | 02:55 pm GMT+7

Should self-organized 'knights' continue to fight crimes in HCMC?

Voluntary vigilantes in Vietnam’s largest city have been operating for years without official recognition.
May 17, 2018 | 09:34 am GMT+7

Vietnam PM orders inspection into 'faulty' planning of Thu Thiem elite zone

Following noisy complaints, inspectors have been asked to look into shortcomings in the development process.
May 16, 2018 | 02:11 pm GMT+7

Inside Saigon’s 30-year-old noodles shop, a tasty dance of tomato, crab paste and blood pudding

The restaurant opens for six hours every day and usually serves 500 customers.
May 16, 2018 | 03:28 pm GMT+7

Saigon's brave people should not play 'cascadeurs' for official security force

Preserving public order is the government’s job and the people shouldn't feel the urge to put themselves in danger.
May 16, 2018 | 11:15 am GMT+7
 
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