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Walk into bygone days along this antique aisle of Saigon

Le Cong Kieu Street has been into the antique business for more than half a century and is still the most popular rendezvous among collectors.

Smoking hot: Find out where your nicotine fix comes from

Nomadic farmers from southern Vietnam work come rain or shine to cultivate and harvest tobacco.

Deadly fire puts residents at Saigon apartment back to caveman life

Three weeks after fire attacked an apartment complex and killed 13 people, some families try to live by without electricity and tap water.
April 14, 2018 | 01:32 pm GMT+7

Saigon container truck open for coffee, not logistics

Check out the artwork and sit back and enjoy a drink in this petrol-head inspired truck.
May 07, 2018 | 09:48 am GMT+7

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

Motorbike rescuers hit Hanoi streets at all odd hours

Kindhearted volunteers form a rapid response team to help stranded motorcyclists in the capital city late into the night.
August 20, 2018 | 02:41 pm GMT+7

HCMC considering downtown curb on motorbikes

Motorbikes may no longer be the most popular means of transport in HCMC if it approves a proposal from the transport ministry to limit their numbers.
August 24, 2018 | 10:56 am GMT+7

High tide causes misery on Saigon street

Monday evening, with Saigon’s rivers and canals at high tide, proved a nightmare for many motorbike riders on flood-prone Huynh Tan Phat Street.
September 12, 2018 | 11:37 am GMT+7

Walking streets expansion could mess with Saigon traffic, experts caution

Saigon turning more downtown streets into walking zones could provoke traffic chaos, experts warn.
October 06, 2018 | 09:40 pm GMT+7

Life goes on as high tide floods Saigon without fail

As a high tide peak turned streets into rivers in Saigon on Tuesday, people trudged on.
October 10, 2018 | 01:45 pm GMT+7

Tet spirit bears fruit in a Saigon vendor’s hands

A Saigon fruit vendor who won't go home for the festival gets into the Tet spirit like no one else.
February 03, 2019 | 05:31 pm GMT+7

Spaniard discovers the geometry of photography in Vietnam

An intent to get instants that will never happen has kept Victor Morante longer than intended in Vietnam. 
February 07, 2019 | 08:00 am GMT+7

HCMC to spend $345 million on anti-flooding projects this year

HCMC plans to spend VND8 trillion on 218 projects to combat flooding in downtown areas and part of the outskirts.
April 08, 2019 | 08:07 pm GMT+7

Saigon signs $608,000 pump rental deal for flood prone street

HCMC has signed a rental deal with a private company to install a water pump on Nguyen Huu Canh Street to prevent flooding.
May 12, 2019 | 10:21 pm GMT+7

Saigon authorities admit to shortage of housing for low-income earners

Building low-priced apartments is one of the key tasks for Ho Chi Minh City in future, its leader has said.
September 18, 2019 | 01:15 pm GMT+7
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