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Basement printing press in Saigon that operated right under French noses

A house in Saigon harbored a secret printing facility used by the National Association of Defense Supporters during French colonial rule.

Tech firms propose bicycle sharing plan for Saigon

A bicycle sharing scheme proposed by three tech firms for downtown Saigon could help short-distance commuters, a ...

HCMC waste dumps great place to live, says private firm

A Vietnamese company has sought permission to explore the possibility of developing two retired landfills in Ho Chi Minh City into residential areas.
August 11, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Sit back, relax and enjoy the views: Saigon's best rooftop bars

Saigon has a slew of rooftop bars where one can relax and enjoy breathtaking views of its constant growth, drink in hand.
August 10, 2019 | 05:28 pm GMT+7

Coffee shop that transports Saigonese back to childhood

The interiors of Mua Rao café in Phu Nhuan District offer visitors a glimpse into a traditional Saigon lifestyle some decades ago.
August 10, 2019 | 11:31 am GMT+7

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.
August 10, 2019 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Tomb of Nguyen Dynasty hero who went to villain and back to hero

Not far away from a crowded market in Saigon is a temple that enshrines a revered hero with a bloody family tragedy.
August 07, 2019 | 08:18 pm GMT+7

Squid noodles keep a Saigon shop busy all day

A squid variation of the popular hu tieu noodles attracts up to 300 customers to a Saigon stall every day.
August 07, 2019 | 05:22 pm GMT+7

Saigon cyclo driver arrested for robbing Japanese tourist

A cyclo driver in Ho Chi Minh City was detained on Tuesday for seizing VND2.9 million ($125) from an elderly Japanese after a five-minute ride.
August 06, 2019 | 09:30 pm GMT+7

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

In Saigon, enjoy a bowl of pho without the bowl

A Saigon eatery has pioneered a completely new way to savor pho, the noodle soup that epitomizes Vietnamese cuisine.
August 05, 2019 | 09:26 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

Saigon campaign against foreigners violating traffic laws underway

The Ho Chi Minh City police are set to crack down on violations of traffic laws by foreigners in a campaign starting August 16.
August 05, 2019 | 02:36 pm GMT+7

Bus subsidies cost HCMC $21 mln

HCMC has provided subsidies of VND494 billion ($21.3 million) to operate public buses in the first eight months of the year.
August 05, 2019 | 10:58 am 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
 
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