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Saigon steps up its game in battle for the sidewalks

A senior official has pledged to resign if he can't 'take back the sidewalks'.

Battle for the sidewalks: Here comes Hanoi

Following bold actions in Ho Chi Minh City, the capital sent out dozens of police officers to clear up downtown sidewalks on Monday.

State of the sidewalks: How cleanup campaign has changed Saigon

For some streets, it's still a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same.
March 06, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Saigon police tow Australian diplomatic cars as sidewalk cleanup gains traction

‘There must be no exception. Anyone coming to our country must respect our rules,’ a District 1 official says.
March 08, 2017 | 09:10 am GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City to relocate banished street food vendors

The plan aims to support 500 street food businesses that have been affected by the city’s sidewalk revolution.
March 14, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

A Hanoi vendor's story reveals dilemma for sidewalk cleanup

Many vulnerable lives are tied to sidewalks.
March 18, 2017 | 11:36 am GMT+7

Uphill challenge for Saigon residents with doorsteps ripped out

As the cleanup campaign rolls through District 1, many households have been left without a doorstep.
March 20, 2017 | 10:17 pm GMT+7

Abandoned security shacks avoid Saigon's sidewalk campaign

The magic of Saigon's cleanup campaign seems to have overlooked these fairly obvious obstacles.
March 22, 2017 | 04:03 pm GMT+7

Sidewalk revolution: Saigon gets creative with doorsteps

Locals learn to adapt as they are now strictly banned from invading public spaces.
March 25, 2017 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Saigon to ban vehicles from Bui Vien backpacker street

Shops and restaurants will be allowed to retake the sidewalks on weekends.
March 26, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

In Hanoi, a new era of street vending

Away from the sidewalks and onto the trees and walls: How vendors try to move their wares to avoid the city's cleanup campaign.
March 26, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Eat like a local at this Saigon night market

If you think the Ben Thanh night market is too touristy, this alternative in Tan Binh District might be a perfect option.
March 31, 2017 | 02:39 pm GMT+7

How Vietnam's street vendors are getting round the sidewalk cleanup

Vendors have been forced to improvise now their sidewalk spots have been taken away.
April 03, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Saigon firm to compensate foreign tourist $1,000 for bloody sidewalk fall

The compensation has no precedent, even though many have tripped over the hooks before.
April 11, 2017 | 09:23 am GMT+7

Chaos returns to Saigon's sidewalks after cleanup campaign stalls

Things have returned to business as usual in District 1 just a month after city authorities handed over the cleanup campaign to local units.
May 05, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7
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