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Truck driver fined for going wrong way on Saigon expressway

A truck driver was fined VND7.5 million ($322) after he was captured on camera running against the emergency lane on an expressway in HCMC.

Saigon pushes 2021 deadline for metro line despite uncertain contractors

HCMC authorities want the long-delayed metro line to be up and running in 2021 although contractors are not sure.

Alert police catch Saigon phone snatcher

Saigon cops watching a young man behaving suspiciously caught him after he snatched a phone from a South Korean tourist Tuesday.
March 13, 2019 | 06:01 pm GMT+7

Saigon bubble tea shop goes to hell

It’s Halloween everyday at a macabre-themed bubble tea shop in Saigon, horror fans like it.
March 12, 2019 | 12:07 pm GMT+7

State council to assess Long Thanh Airport feasibility study

A new state council will appraise the feasibility study for Phase 1 of the Long Thanh International Airport.
March 12, 2019 | 11:56 am GMT+7

HCMC will not ban motorbikes, promises leader

Motorbikes would only be restricted and not banned when public transport is developed, the Ho Chi Minh City administration has assured.
March 07, 2019 | 05:00 pm GMT+7

Saigon police nab phone-snatcher in backpacker hub

Alert cops chased and caught a man soon after he snatched a phone from a Filipino tourist in Saigon Wednesday.
March 07, 2019 | 08:29 am GMT+7

Hanoi air quality improves, still among Southeast Asia’s worst

Hanoi has seen air quality improve over the past year but it remains one of Southeast Asia’s most polluted cities.
March 06, 2019 | 03:57 pm GMT+7

On Saigon's Guitar Street, a luthier refuses to string along

A luthier instrumental in Vietnam’s growing reputation for making acoustic guitars firmly rejects the ‘over-commercialization’ of his trade.
March 05, 2019 | 01:55 pm GMT+7

Saigon metro authorities request another advance payment to pay staff

HCMC metro officials have asked the city for a VND39 billion ($1.67 million) advance payment to pay staff salaries.
March 05, 2019 | 12:01 pm GMT+7

Saigon to beef up African swine fever fight

HCMC authorities are planning urgent measures to prevent an African swine fever outbreak seen in north and central provinces.
March 05, 2019 | 07:57 am GMT+7

Hanoi, Saigon, Hoi An among cheapest destinations in the world

A travel database confirms that three of Vietnam’s tourist hotspots are among most affordable in the world for backpackers.
February 22, 2019 | 08:30 pm GMT+7

Crumbling apartments put lives of Saigon residents at risk

Hundreds of households live in dangerously dilapidated apartments on the verge of collapse in District 4.
February 22, 2019 | 04:13 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese Chinese community celebrates first full moon of the year

The Chinese Vietnamese community in Saigon brightened the city Tuesday with a colorful parade, dragon dances and traditional rituals.
February 20, 2019 | 10:53 am GMT+7

Saigon’s plastic wave rises to a Guinness world record

The ‘Parting of the Plastic Sea’ installation has been recognized as the world’s 'largest drinking straw sculpture.'
February 19, 2019 | 08:32 pm GMT+7
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