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Secret tunnel in Saigon a symbol of monumental resistance

HCMC’s Phu Tho Hoa Tunnel is an enduring symbol of Vietnamese resilience and ingenuity that defeated the French colonialists.

Vietjet Air plans first ever direct flights to New Delhi

Budget carrier Vietjet Air plans to launch direct flights from Hanoi and HCMC to New Delhi this December.

American jazz pianist to perform in HCMC

U.S. jazz pianist Myra Melford will perform in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday, August 24.
August 19, 2019 | 04:17 pm GMT+7

Dengue fever enters peak season as death toll rises to 16

Dengue fever diagnoses are increasingly rapidly in Vietnam and 16 deaths reported so far this year, up seven year-on-year.
August 19, 2019 | 03:44 pm GMT+7

Man dies as electric wire falls on him in Saigon cafe

Luong Nhat Hoa, 60, was electrocuted by a falling electric wire inside a Saigon coffee shop Saturday.
August 18, 2019 | 01:59 pm GMT+7

HCMC agriculture official warned over loss-causing violations in previous avatar

An official warning has been issued to HCMC's deputy agriculture chief for violations when he led the Saigon Agriculture Corporation.
August 16, 2019 | 07:34 pm GMT+7

Saigon woefully short of greenery, senior officials admit

Haphazard urbanization has meant that HCMC has only achieved 8 percent of its per capita greenery goal of 6.7 square meters.
August 16, 2019 | 03:31 pm GMT+7

HCMC lottery firm posts double-digit increase in H1 profit

The HCMC Lottery Company Ltd. made VND750 billion ($32 million) in pretax profits in the first half of 2019, up 27.55 percent year-on-year.
August 16, 2019 | 02:39 pm GMT+7

Tech firms propose bicycle sharing plan for Saigon

A bicycle sharing scheme proposed by three tech firms for downtown Saigon could help short-distance commuters, a transport official says.
August 14, 2019 | 06:07 pm GMT+7

Taiwanese passenger fined for shouting at airport staff after missing flight

A Taiwanese woman has been fined VND4 million ($172) for yelling at aviation staff after arriving late and being prevented from boarding her flight.
August 14, 2019 | 04:01 pm GMT+7

Saigon lays claim to 'rockiest road on the planet'

Nu Dan Cong Street is an obstacle course of mini-craters that residents and commuters have been navigating for years.
August 10, 2019 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Tomb of Nguyen Dynasty hero who went to villain and back to hero

Not far away from a crowded market in Saigon is a temple that enshrines a revered hero with a bloody family tragedy.
August 07, 2019 | 08:18 pm GMT+7

Saigon cyclo driver arrested for robbing Japanese tourist

A cyclo driver in Ho Chi Minh City was detained on Tuesday for seizing VND2.9 million ($125) from an elderly Japanese after a five-minute ride.
August 06, 2019 | 09:30 pm GMT+7

Saigon bar owner arrested for drug trade

A Vietnamese-American bar owner and 15 others were detained in Saigon Monday for investigating possession of drugs and concealing their use.
August 06, 2019 | 08:07 am GMT+7

In Saigon, enjoy a bowl of pho without the bowl

A Saigon eatery has pioneered a completely new way to savor pho, the noodle soup that epitomizes Vietnamese cuisine.
August 05, 2019 | 09:26 pm GMT+7
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