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Over 1,500 stuck on flooded Phu Quoc island as airlines cancel service

Continuous downpours flooded the runway of Phu Quoc airport on Friday and prompted airlines to cancel flights, leaving 1,560 passengers stranded.

Vietnam’s largest island suffers historic flooding

As Phu Quoc Island experiences the worst flood in its history, officials point fingers at climate change and urbanization.

Vietnam’s seniors shows age no bar to consumption

Elderly population is increasing but its purchasing power is set to grow the fastest of all demographics, a study has found.
June 12, 2019 | 02:21 pm GMT+7

Video of traffic on Saigon bridges shows vibrant city

Two Vietnamese lensmen recorded the traffic in hyperlapse and captured the vitality of the country's biggest city.
May 25, 2019 | 08:45 pm GMT+7

Sa Pa goes to town on status upgrade

Sa Pa District, a tourism hotspot in northern Vietnam, is set for an administrative upgrade to become a town.
March 18, 2019 | 10:15 am GMT+7

More trees to fall as Hanoi brings out ax again for road widening

Hanoi is widening a number of roads to ease the worsening congestion, and it involves felling scores of trees.
January 02, 2019 | 04:26 pm GMT+7

As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

Rapid growth and development are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons in the Asia Pacific, experts said.
September 23, 2018 | 10:14 am GMT+7

Tears and frustration at Ho Chi Minh City meeting with Thu Thiem residents

Displaced constituents voiced their grievances at the meeting with the city's legislators.
May 11, 2018 | 08:07 am GMT+7

HCMC to raise traffic fines, tobacco tax using new-found power: top leader

The city has been given more autonomy but many people are worried it will attract a wave of migration.
November 29, 2017 | 10:35 am GMT+7

Saigon falls short in global safety ranking

The city and its Southeast Asian peers Jakarta and Manila prop up the index in the bottom 10.
October 16, 2017 | 04:52 pm GMT+7

Saigon slams door on gov't plan to build small apartments amid spiraling urbanization

The city says it does not want to create 'elevated slums' or risk further overcrowding. 
September 13, 2017 | 11:47 am GMT+7

The expat zone: A day in Thao Dien, Saigon’s riverside enclave

The once sleepy backwater is the epitome of change, where you can now find Western restaurants, luxury homes, and ‘Little Vietnam.’
June 11, 2017 | 06:45 am GMT+7

1,000 trees to come down as Hanoi axes green space for road expansion

Trees that have taken decades to grow will be sacrificed as urbanization once again takes priority over the environment.
June 01, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

The workers who build and fix the world

Underground or high up in the air, these are the ones putting together every home, bridge, tower and rail line of our cities.
May 27, 2017 | 07:59 pm GMT+7

Vietnam remains kingdom of motorbikes as sales rev up in 2016

Although there is much talk of a saturated motorbike market in Vietnam, the motorbike is here to stay.
January 13, 2017 | 03:06 pm GMT+7
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