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HCMC to shut all sidewalk parking lots pending evaluation

Captain Sidewalk's pending resignation letter mentions million-dollar interests in the sidewalks backed by some officials.

Saigoneers OK plan to expand Bui Vien walking street before Lunar New Year

Local residents have already agreed to the proposal, so it's just a matter of waiting for the nod from the city.

HCMC wants $687 mln budget to host Southeast Asia’s biggest sports event

The city says it will need three new venues to host the SEA Games in 2021, but Hanoi claims it could organize the event for a tenth of the cost.
January 10, 2018 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Expats feel like home at Saigon's Christmas and New Year parties

Foreigners working in Saigon share sweet moments at a cozy Christmas party at Ruby Home Viet Nam.
January 03, 2018 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Five projects that could ease HCMC's traffic congestion in 2018

Once they're completed, traffic in the city might just become slightly more bearable.
January 02, 2018 | 07:43 am GMT+7

HCMC rejects proposal for car parking lots to save parks

The smart parking lots which can hold up to 500 cars are feared to take up too much public space in the downtown.
December 30, 2017 | 05:35 pm GMT+7

Leader of failed terror attack on HCMC airport gets 16 years in prison

His group tried to set fire to Tan Son Nhat Airport using petrol bombs under instructions from an overseas 'subversive' group.
December 27, 2017 | 11:24 pm GMT+7

Saigon prepares for not one, but four New Year fireworks shows

Major Vietnamese cities, including Saigon, went fireworks-free last year following the Communist Party’s call for austerity.
December 26, 2017 | 02:14 pm GMT+7

From Hanoi and Saigon, merry crowded Christmas!

Fake snow and big crowds are the highlights of this year's Christmas in Vietnam’s biggest cities.
December 25, 2017 | 03:47 pm GMT+7

Eco-dreamin': Living in limbo on Saigon's green peninsula

Plans to transform a peninsula into an ecological urban haven were unveiled way back in 1992, but remain mostly on paper.
December 24, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Dazzling Christmas at Crescent Mall

A kid-friendly option to celebrate this Christmas in Saigon.
December 20, 2017 | 10:50 am GMT+7

HCMC scraps proposed ban on jeans in public offices following opposition

The megacity has reconsidered the proposal after some people called it 'rigid' and 'silly.'
December 14, 2017 | 10:21 am GMT+7

Saigon plans to double traffic fines to combat congestion and accidents

The head of the city's transport department says the increased fines are not aimed at boosting the city's budget.
December 09, 2017 | 09:39 am GMT+7

Saigon scores high on global property growth index

Vietnam's economic powerhouse will be marching into the next decade with its property market on the rise.
December 08, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

HCMC to raise traffic fines, tobacco tax using new-found power: top leader

The city has been given more autonomy but many people are worried it will attract a wave of migration.
November 29, 2017 | 10:35 am GMT+7