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More street food zones in the making for downtown Saigon

Business has been booming at the first two zones, which were set up following the city's sidewalk purge.

Are you Team Captain Sidewalk or Team New Task Force in Saigon's sidewalk battle?

Captain Sidewalk has garnered widespread support for his no nonsense cleanup campaign, but a city leader has ...

Saigon leader accuses sidewalk cleanup campaign of being ‘inhumane’

The city's chairman thinks a more subtle approach is necessary rather than kicking poor vendors off the sidewalks.
November 16, 2017 | 02:34 pm GMT+7

More red tape could make you see less of Captain Sidewalk on Saigon streets

District 1 has set up a new task force whose action is contingent on complaints, essentially undercutting Captain Sidewalk's authority.
October 14, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Video captures Vietnamese cop kicking, throwing vendors’ trays during market cleanup

‘I know what I did was wrong but the officer was so rude,’ said one vendor whose fish basin was kicked off the sidewalk.
October 05, 2017 | 10:38 am GMT+7

Saigon apologizes for Captain Sidewalk's urban snobbery

Doan Ngoc Hai asked drivers in the city to follow the rules or go and live in U Minh, a poor rural community 250 miles away.
September 28, 2017 | 06:27 pm GMT+7

Captain Sidewalk told to tread carefully around diplomatic cars as cleanup campaign continues

Doan Ngoc Hai showed a rare moment of leniency on Thursday and simply issued a warning to the driver of a diplomatic car.
September 22, 2017 | 10:54 am 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

Saigon’s Captain Sidewalk faces death threats as cleanup campaign widens

It was just a matter of time before someone snapped over the radical cleanup campaign in District 1.
September 06, 2017 | 03:49 pm GMT+7

Saigon's Captain Sidewalk looks to fine mother-in-law’s restaurant for dumping sewage

'I want to make an example of my family by punishing them first.'
August 25, 2017 | 11:43 am GMT+7

Finding a new home for Saigon’s street vendors

The city is trying to rehome the food vendors who have been evicted by District 1's sidewalk campaign.
August 20, 2017 | 04:29 pm GMT+7

Captain Sidewalk claims new victim in Saigon

Mayor Doan Ngoc Hai says a district department that has been managing a parking lot in the city heart has overstepped the mark.
August 17, 2017 | 05:49 pm GMT+7

The man behind Saigon's sidewalk cleanup campaign returns to the streets

'The wards didn't take the task seriously and allowed the sidewalks to be retaken, so I have returned to deal with it.'
August 08, 2017 | 12:34 pm GMT+7

Saigon's sidewalk cleanup pioneer asks for 'carte blanche' to plow ahead

District 1's vice chairman Doan Ngoc Hai is asking for the power to 'punish anyone that breaks the rules, even officials.'
August 04, 2017 | 03:55 pm GMT+7

Check out Saigon backpacker street's first vehicle free night

One step at a time, Bui Vien is being pedestrianized.
July 17, 2017 | 11:53 am GMT+7