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Vietnam's military relinquishes land for long-delayed Saigon metro line project

Just last month, the city asked to delay construction of the metro line to 2020.

Indonesian naval ships start four-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City

The visit aims to strengthen friendly relations between the two countries' military forces and promote the ...

This is what Saigon's much-anticipated safari park looks like after 13 years

The ecological park is home to some animals, just not the species you want to see unless you're a fan of cows and pigs.
October 18, 2017 | 05:09 pm GMT+7

Saigon rejects plan to tax tourists for overnight stays

The city's tourism department has been criticized for making proposals on such a 'sensitive' topic.
October 12, 2017 | 08:14 pm GMT+7

Water to be cut in four Saigon districts this weekend

Upgrade work to water pipes is scheduled to take place overnight on Saturday.
October 12, 2017 | 01:21 pm GMT+7

Saigon rakes in $3.3 bln in overseas remittances from Jan-Sep

Most of the money was sent by Vietnamese people living in Europe and the U.S.
October 09, 2017 | 02:47 pm GMT+7

Saigon's 'smart city' plan met with skepticism by locals

'Now all we can see is a city filled with floods and trash. There is no vision for a smart city.'
October 07, 2017 | 12:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese photographer sheds light on deep-seated humiliation of body-shaming

Being exposed to 'both spectrums of body-shaming', he turned his experience into a series of photos he named Thin/Fat.
October 03, 2017 | 11:02 am GMT+7

Saigon's grand plans for hosting region's biggest games

The 2021 Southeast Asian Games will be rolling into town in less than three years' time.
September 25, 2017 | 02:24 pm GMT+7

Captain Sidewalk told to tread carefully around diplomatic cars as cleanup campaign continues

Doan Ngoc Hai showed a rare moment of leniency on Thursday and simply issued a warning to the driver of a diplomatic car.
September 22, 2017 | 10:54 am GMT+7

'Missing' Saigon ward leader fired after going AWOL for two months

Even his family doesn't have any information about his whereabouts.
September 21, 2017 | 03:56 pm GMT+7

Where the mighty stand together

A visit to a statue factory, where different replicas stand side by side each other, offers a glimpse into Vietnam’s diversely religious life. 
September 19, 2017 | 09:06 pm GMT+7

No country for walking men

With some of the world's most cluttered sidewalks and reluctant pedestrians, getting around Saigon by foot can be a drag.
September 17, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Enter Saigon's twilight zone before the city wakes up

The early bird can catch the proverbial worm before the morning madness takes over.
September 10, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Back to the future: Saigon’s landmarks a century ago

The southern metropolis has a story to tell you about its past.
September 09, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7