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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. 

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.

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

Show must go on: Saigon's Bui Vien Street stays open under construction rubble

Vendors are trying to cover up the construction mess to stop visitors from turning away.
June 22, 2017 | 11:25 am GMT+7

Saigon backpacker street undergoes major makeover

Authorities are hoping that the work to turn Bui Vien into a walking street will make the popular backpacker area more attractive.
June 18, 2017 | 12:06 pm GMT+7

Sidewalk campaign, part 2: The man behind Saigon’s cleanup is back

Like it or not, Doan Ngoc Hai will soon return to the streets.
June 14, 2017 | 05:11 pm GMT+7

A Hanoi wet market at the crossroads of modernity

Chau Long Market's days are feared numbered in the age of supermarkets.
June 12, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Walk this way: Saigon to pedestrianize backpacker street on weekend nights

Revel in bliss and party into the night in the country's most popular tourist district.
June 08, 2017 | 06:05 pm GMT+7

Saigon locals sideswiped by proposed hike to sidewalk rental fees

'Screw it if it’s a public space or not'.
June 08, 2017 | 04:56 pm GMT+7

Saigon puts a price on sidewalks as cleanup campaign peters out

The transport department has proposed higher fees for businesses that wish to use the city's sidewalks ‘to serve demand’.
June 06, 2017 | 03:37 pm GMT+7