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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.

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.

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

Drumming up a unique coffee roast in Saigon

Ba Lu Coffee has been in business for almost 60 years with old customers staying loyal for that long.
August 05, 2019 | 08:06 pm GMT+7

Saigon cyclo driver robs elderly Japanese tourist: $125 for 5-minute ride

An 83-year-old Japanese tourist paid a heavy price for trusting a local cyclo driver in HCMC last weekend.
August 05, 2019 | 05:02 pm GMT+7

Deal with the stink, HCMC tells waste management firms

HCMC on Saturday asked three major waste treatment companies to quickly find solutions to deal with the stench they produced.
August 05, 2019 | 10:38 am GMT+7

First AI-powered socioeconomic simulation center opens in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday inaugurated an artificial intelligence-powered center to simulate and predict socioeconomic patterns and trends.
August 02, 2019 | 04:33 pm GMT+7

HCMC downtown car toll not before 2021

2021 would be the earliest that cars in Ho Chi Minh City will have to pay downtown toll, the city's Transport Department said Wednesday.
August 01, 2019 | 05:23 pm GMT+7

Downtown toll can reduce traffic congestion losses: HCMC officials

Officials say improved traffic efficiency via toll gates to downtown HCMC can reduce congestion losses by VND245 trillion ($10.6 billion) in 15 years.
July 29, 2019 | 02:22 pm GMT+7

Saigon bar raid nets hundreds of drug users

Over 200 patrons tested positive for banned substances at a Saigon bar following a Wednesday raid, local police say.
July 24, 2019 | 08:12 pm GMT+7

24,000 ecstasy pills seized in weekend bust

A Lao national was arrested in Vietnam on Sunday with 24,000 ecstasy pills, just one of several border drug busts this month.
July 22, 2019 | 04:23 pm GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh's body in 'excellent condition': scientists

Scientists who have examined President Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body at his mausoleum in Hanoi say it’s in ‘excellent condition.’
July 19, 2019 | 04:00 pm GMT+7

As environmental concerns rise, are Vietnamese finally paying heed to trash?

Vietnamese are intensifying their battle against trash as the amount rises with consumption in major cities, posing an environmental threat.
July 19, 2019 | 02:13 pm GMT+7

HCMC orders Zalo to suspend unapproved social media domains

HCMC has ordered Vietnamese texting and calling app Zalo to suspend two domains for functioning as social media services without approval.
July 19, 2019 | 01:07 pm GMT+7

HCMC plans toll gates for cars to reduce congestion

HCMC Department of Transport wants the city to spend VND250 billion ($10.7 million) to build 34 toll gates for cars entering the city downtown.
July 17, 2019 | 04:01 pm GMT+7
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