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Ultra high UV levels hitting Saigon, experts warn

Saigon residents face the risk of burned eyes and skin even after brief exposure to the sun, doctors caution.

Hanoi, HCMC among 20 most expensive cities in Southeast Asia

A new index puts Hanoi 13th and HCMC 15th on the list of 20 most expensive Southeast Asian cities.

Japanese artist makes blind people see her paintings

Japanese artist Liku Maria Takahashi is holding in HCMC an exhibition of paintings that blind people can feel and smell.
February 16, 2019 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Hong Kong customs seizes 40 kg of rhino horns bound for Vietnam

Hong Kong customs officers Thursday made a record seizure of 40 kg of rhino horns worth $8 million that were en route to HCMC.
February 15, 2019 | 11:07 am GMT+7

HCMC wants first metro line finished in 2020

Ho Chi Minh City wants its first metro line’s trial run to take place by October next year despite funding and personnel challenges.
February 14, 2019 | 08:48 am GMT+7

Saigon's floating temple a porcelain wonder

Phu Chau is an old temple that attracts many visitors with its special landscape and intricate design.
February 12, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Two men who stole $95,000 from toll station arrested

Dong Nai police arrested two men Thursday, the same day they robbed VND2.2 billion ($95,000) from a local toll station.
February 08, 2019 | 03:39 pm GMT+7

Tet spirit bears fruit in a Saigon vendor’s hands

A Saigon fruit vendor who won't go home for the festival gets into the Tet spirit like no one else.
February 03, 2019 | 05:31 pm GMT+7

Funding for key expressway suspended to replace dubious investor

Financers have halted disbursement for the Trung Luong – My Thuan expressway till an investor involved in criminal proceedings is replaced.
February 01, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Five arrested for kidney trade involving hundreds of donors

An illegal kidney brokering ring was busted by Vietnamese authorities Thursday, the biggest ever in the country's history.
February 01, 2019 | 08:20 am GMT+7

Authorities see red over Tet envelopes mimicking Vietnamese currency

Lucky money envelopes looking like Vietnamese currency are trending in HCMC this year, but the central bank’s not amused.
January 30, 2019 | 08:25 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s tallest building to have Tet fireworks display

Saigon's Landmark 81 has been added to the list of venues where fireworks will be let off on Lunar New Year’s Eve.
January 29, 2019 | 08:23 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s first LGBT-friendly clinic provides relief from illness and prejudice

Discrimination and lack of expertise on problems specific to the LGBT community made members hesitant about approaching public hospitals.
January 29, 2019 | 07:51 am GMT+7

Saigon businessman gets life in jail for $21.6 million bank fraud

The head of a Vietnamese coffee company who defrauded five banks of $21.6 million will be jailed for life.
January 27, 2019 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Foggy Saigon raises air pollution concerns

A thick fog that blanketed Ho Chi Minh City until noon Friday has residents and experts worried about worsening air quality.
January 25, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7
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