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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.

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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 bus drives on sidewalk to beat traffic, leaves pedestrians in shock

A viral video captures the moment, showing motorbikes are no longer the only invasive vehicles.
June 03, 2017 | 08:31 am GMT+7

Hanoi to punish officials if sidewalks are reoccupied by vendors

The authorities also admit to have acted too hastily in a campaign that saw trees being cut down and allocated parking areas being sectioned off.
May 17, 2017 | 09:59 pm GMT+7

China's bike-share apps flood city sidewalks

Mobile bike-sharing apps are proving popular in China but are also causing headaches by congesting subway entrances and sidewalks.
May 15, 2017 | 02:17 pm GMT+7

Hanoi street vendors emerge from under sidewalk cleanup campaign

Under the street lights, peddlers and street vendors are slowly returning to Hanoi's sidewalks as the streetside cleanup campaign loses steam.
May 10, 2017 | 06:39 pm GMT+7

Locals retake Hanoi's sidewalks as cleanup campaign dies down

Wooden doorsteps, plastic chairs and motorbikes have returned to the sidewalks.
May 09, 2017 | 08:27 am GMT+7