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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. 

Saigon market vendors protest stalled upgrade work after handing over $9.8 mln to authorities

It's been four years since the market's 2,000-plus vendors managed to cobble the money together, but all they've ...

Vietnam's ex-president and wife make surprise visit to charity eatery

Truong Tan Sang and his wife paid a rare public visit to a charity eatery and made a personal donation of $2,200.
September 19, 2017 | 09:30 am GMT+7

Artisans add the magic touch as Saigon gears up for full moon party

This 50-year-old craft village is scrambling to finish the multicolored lanterns that will light up the festival.
September 19, 2017 | 08:04 am 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

Heavy downpours leave Saigon’s traffic in chaos

Floods triggered by heavy rains that lasted from the early hours of Thursday until 8 a.m. have paralyzed the city.
September 14, 2017 | 11:42 am GMT+7

Saigon slams door on gov't plan to build small apartments amid spiraling urbanization

The city says it does not want to create 'elevated slums' or risk further overcrowding. 
September 13, 2017 | 11:47 am GMT+7

Stray dogs face the Green Mile in Saigon

Dog catchers are out patrolling the streets in a controversial campaign that has pitted them against many pet owners.
September 12, 2017 | 04:50 pm GMT+7

'I was brutally and maliciously assaulted': Kong director recalls Saigon bar fight

Authorities are taking the case seriously after Vietnam's tourism ambassador was hospitalized with head injuries.
September 12, 2017 | 12:25 pm GMT+7

Kong director hospitalized after alleged bar fight in Saigon: reports

It’s not clear if he was targeted or just caught in the crossfire.
September 11, 2017 | 03:01 pm GMT+7

Thousands flood opening of H&M's first Vietnam store

Free gift vouchers were on offer for those lucky enough to squeeze into the store.
September 10, 2017 | 05:20 pm GMT+7

Saigon's planned bus rapid transit hits speed bump over viability concerns

New estimates say the $144 million project would not attract enough passengers to justify its cost.
September 10, 2017 | 03:52 pm GMT+7

Saigon's Captain Sidewalk under police protection as death threats mount

Followed home and threatened with a grisly end, Doan Ngoc Hai isn't ready to give up his year-long campaign just yet. 
September 10, 2017 | 01:50 pm 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