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Million-dollar slums: Lack of fund undermines effort to clear Saigon shantytowns

The city is in need of $970 million for a master rennovation plan to clear slum houses from its canals.

5 street food spots deep rooted in the heart of Saigonese

These small diners have been an essential part of Saigon culinary for decades.

Close quarters: Vietnam's downtown dwellers cling to tiny plots

Many people in Saigon's micro-houses said they wouldn't swap their prime location for a few extra meters of space.
May 24, 2018 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City fines buses blowing off emission standards

Buses that fail emission test are subject to cash penalties worth up to $13.
May 24, 2018 | 03:46 pm GMT+7

Urban lens: Saigon is not just a noun, Saigon is a persona

The magic of the city is unveiled through its most spontaneous moments.
May 21, 2018 | 09:00 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

Decoration gate collapses on Saigon walking street, injures one

The gate was put up for the city's Reunification anniversary.
May 16, 2018 | 10:08 am GMT+7

Saigon's Captain Sidewalk withdraws resignation letter

Doan Ngoc Hai decided to stay after his superiors encouraged him to continue contributing to the city.
May 16, 2018 | 09:22 am GMT+7

Saigon ‘knights’ stabbed to death as robbery takedown turns bad

The group of thieves fled the scene on motorbikes, leaving the city's vigilantes lying in their own blood.
May 14, 2018 | 11:14 am GMT+7

Neglecting architectural heritage could be a bad economic decision for Vietnam

Architectural preservation may not be the enemy of economic development, but rather a strong contributor to it.
May 14, 2018 | 07:00 am GMT+7

Saigon charity box restores Facebookers' faith in humankind

People in need can take up to VND15,000 from the sidewalk box so they can grab a simple meal.
May 14, 2018 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Runners revel in color and music at Saigon festival

Color Me Run treated local and foreign participants to a live music concert at the end of this year's event, themed: Shout Out Loud.
May 13, 2018 | 02:31 pm GMT+7

Police raid downtown Saigon restaurant for drugs, 'sexy' services

These services are available at many bars and restaurants in the city's tourist district.
May 13, 2018 | 11:43 am GMT+7

Thousands sign petition to save Saigon's French building from demolition

Officials said the 130-year-old building could be pulled down to give space for expanding the city hall next to it.
May 12, 2018 | 02:47 pm GMT+7

Tears and frustration at Ho Chi Minh City meeting with Thu Thiem residents

Displaced constituents voiced their grievances at the meeting with the city's legislators.
May 11, 2018 | 08:07 am GMT+7
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