Saigoneer | Stories https://saigoneer.com/ Sun, 27 Nov 2022 04:33:27 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Votive Dongs Must Be 50% Smaller or Twice Bigger Than Real Dongs, State Bank Says http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25829-votive-dongs-must-be-50-smaller-or-twice-bigger-than-real-dongs,-state-bank-says

To help citizens better distinguish between Vietnam dong bills for the living and the dead, the State Bank of Vietnam has put forth a draft law detailing specifications replicas must follow.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Thi Nguyễn.) Thu, 13 Oct 2022 08:58:09 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25829-votive-dongs-must-be-50-smaller-or-twice-bigger-than-real-dongs,-state-bank-says
Storm Noru, the Strongest in Recent Years, to Hit Central Vietnam This Week http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25798-storm-noru,-the-strongest-in-recent-years,-to-hit-central-vietnam-this-week

Around 370,000 residents are being prepared for evacuation in advance of Storm Noru, which is expected to be one of the worst storms to hit Vietnam in the last 20 years.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 26 Sep 2022 09:55:02 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25798-storm-noru,-the-strongest-in-recent-years,-to-hit-central-vietnam-this-week
Huế Announces Plan to Transform Hồ Thủy Tiên Waterpark Into Public Space http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25794-huế-announces-plan-to-transform-hồ-thủy-tiên-waterpark-into-public-space

Authorities are planning to turn the long-abandoned Hồ Thủy Tiên Waterpark into a public space with the construction of a walking path, lighting, drainage system and water supply.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photos by Alberto Prieto.) Fri, 23 Sep 2022 07:20:11 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25794-huế-announces-plan-to-transform-hồ-thủy-tiên-waterpark-into-public-space
A Saigon Restaurant Poisoned Dozens of Stray Cats. What Happened to Those That Survived? http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25778-a-saigon-restaurant-poisoned-dozens-of-stray-cats-what-happened-to-those-that-survived

Almost 10 months ago, my life was turned upside down as our household welcomed a new feline member.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Uyên Đỗ. Photos by Lê Thái Hoàng Nguyên, Đỗ Anh Chương and Lê Hoàng Nguyên Anh.) Wed, 21 Sep 2022 06:29:32 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25778-a-saigon-restaurant-poisoned-dozens-of-stray-cats-what-happened-to-those-that-survived
Cô Tô Island District Says No to Single-Use Plastics From September http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25744-cô-tô-island-district-says-no-to-single-use-plastics-from-september

With insufficient waste management facilities, many island localities in Vietnam face literal barrages of trash.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 30 Aug 2022 07:28:39 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25744-cô-tô-island-district-says-no-to-single-use-plastics-from-september
Bình Dương Gang Drives Car, Steals Mooncakes, Eats Almost Everything Before Arrest http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25707-bình-dương-gang-drives-car,-steals-mooncakes,-eats-almost-everything-before-being-arrested

If you ever feel overwhelmed by mooncake gifts this Trung Thu, remember that there are underprivileged others who might have to resort to driving their car to steal bánh Trung Thu.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 16 Aug 2022 05:40:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25707-bình-dương-gang-drives-car,-steals-mooncakes,-eats-almost-everything-before-being-arrested
Vietnam Will Add Birthplace to New Passport Design After EU Visa Rejections http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25700-vietnam-will-add-birthplace-to-new-passport-design-after-eu-visa-rejections

A temporary solution has been proposed for holders of Vietnam’s new passports, but it’s unclear at the moment when the state government will come up with a design update to include the missing “Place of Birth” field.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 10 Aug 2022 09:26:41 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25700-vietnam-will-add-birthplace-to-new-passport-design-after-eu-visa-rejections
Saigon Extends Notre-Dame Cathedral Renovation by 4 Years to 2027 http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25698-saigon-extends-notre-dame-cathedral-renovation-by-4-years-to-2027

Originally scheduled for completion in 2020 and then delayed once to 2023, repairs to the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon's roof, windows, flooring, exterior and core wooden structure are now expected to be finished in 2027.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 08 Aug 2022 14:27:29 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25698-saigon-extends-notre-dame-cathedral-renovation-by-4-years-to-2027
While Seeking Lost Pets, Nha Trang Man Rescues 31 Dogs From Slaughterhouse http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25684-while-seeking-lost-pets,-nha-trang-man-rescues-31-dogs-from-slaughterhouse

A man living in Nha Trang has earned kudos from animal lovers across Vietnam for saving 31 local dogs. 

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 01 Aug 2022 07:54:52 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25684-while-seeking-lost-pets,-nha-trang-man-rescues-31-dogs-from-slaughterhouse
Nearly 50% of Produce Sampled at Saigon Wholesale Markets Contains Pesticide Residues http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25679-nearly-50-of-produce-sampled-at-saigon-wholesale-markets-contains-pesticide-residues

Nearly 50% samples of fruits and vegetables gathered from Saigon wholesale markets were found to contain pesticide residues, while significant amounts of seafood tested positive for dangerous metals and banned antibiotics.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Thi Nguyễn.) Fri, 29 Jul 2022 04:16:14 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25679-nearly-50-of-produce-sampled-at-saigon-wholesale-markets-contains-pesticide-residues
Airport Officer Suspended After Passenger Brings Knife on Flight to Prepare Mango Snack http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25670-airport-officer-suspended-after-passenger-brings-knife-on-flight-to-prepare-mango-snack

A passenger's seemingly innocent in-air fruit snack has called into question the effectiveness of Tân Sơn Nhất's security screenings.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 22 Jul 2022 08:00:37 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25670-airport-officer-suspended-after-passenger-brings-knife-on-flight-to-prepare-mango-snack
Tân Sơn Nhất Airport's New Terminal Will Have Áo Dài-Inspired Design http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25659-tân-sơn-nhất-airport-t3-terminal-áo-dài-design

After years of existing on paper, Tân Sơn Nhất’s third terminal (T3) has slowly materialized in the form of visual renderings.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 19 Jul 2022 06:09:08 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25659-tân-sơn-nhất-airport-t3-terminal-áo-dài-design
Vietnam Consumer Protection Watchdog Asks Grab to Explain New 'Hot Weather' Fee http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25656-vietnam-consumer-protection-watchdog-asks-grab-to-explain-new-hot-weather-fee

A “hot weather” fee is Grab’s latest surcharge on a shopping list of other additional fees the ride-hailing giant tacks on to each ride.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Kevin Lee.) Fri, 15 Jul 2022 06:30:49 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25656-vietnam-consumer-protection-watchdog-asks-grab-to-explain-new-hot-weather-fee
At Saigon's Oldest Ornamental Fish Market, Fish Are Friends, Not Food http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25653-at-saigon-s-oldest-ornamental-fish-market,-fish-are-friends,-not-food

It is a street, not a river, that comes to mind when people talk about vibrant fish in Saigon. Located in District 5, Lưu Xuân Tín Street is only approximately 500 meters long, but it is home to dozens of aquarium businesses.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Trần Duy Minh. Photos by Trần Duy Minh, Lê Thái Hoàng Nguyên, and Đỗ Anh Chương.) Sat, 01 Oct 2022 12:39:53 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25653-at-saigon-s-oldest-ornamental-fish-market,-fish-are-friends,-not-food
Saigon Police Want Nhậu Eateries to Report Drunk Customers Who Try to Drive http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25650-saigon-police-want-nhậu-eateries-to-report-drunk-customers-who-try-to-drive

Now that public gathering is no longer a health hazard, Saigon’s drunk driving epidemic is back in full swing.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Mon, 11 Jul 2022 09:19:26 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25650-saigon-police-want-nhậu-eateries-to-report-drunk-customers-who-try-to-drive
Bắc Giang Farmers Successfully Grow Seedless Lychees http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25640-bắc-giang-farmers-successfully-grow-seedless-lychees

After years of experimenting, Bắc Giang has finally succeeded in growing seedless lychees.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 08 Jul 2022 05:13:56 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25640-bắc-giang-farmers-successfully-grow-seedless-lychees
Saigon Zoo Starts Making Chemical-Free Paper From Elephant Poo http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25622-saigon-zoo-starts-making-chemical-free-paper-from-elephant-poo

One kilogram of elephant dung yields about 20 sheets of paper for use in Saigon schools.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Top photo by Alberto Prieto.) Tue, 05 Jul 2022 09:06:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25622-saigon-zoo-starts-making-chemical-free-paper-from-elephant-poo
All Aboard Bus 146, Home of Plushies, Rubber Chickens and a Side of Humanity http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25611-all-aboard-bus-146,-home-of-plushies,-rubber-chickens-and-a-side-of-humanity

“Cute” doesn’t seem like a fitting descriptor for any mode of public transport, but a bus in Saigon is driving straight into the heart of Saigoneers for being the quintessence of “smotheringly adorable.”

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Uyên Đỗ. Photo by Albie Prieto.) Fri, 24 Jun 2022 08:22:44 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25611-all-aboard-bus-146,-home-of-plushies,-rubber-chickens-and-a-side-of-humanity
In a D6 Hẻm, Saigon's Last Remaining Broom-Making 'Village' http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25595-in-a-d6-hẻm,-saigon-s-last-remaining-broom-making-village

Nestled in a hẻm on Phạm Phú Thứ Street, District 6 is Saigon’s last remaining broom-making village.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Tuyết Nhi. Photos by Tuyết Nhi.) Mon, 13 Jun 2022 08:52:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25595-in-a-d6-hẻm,-saigon-s-last-remaining-broom-making-village
Huế Launches Public Bicycle Trial Program With 7 Stations, 250 Bikes http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25583-huế-launches-public-bicycle-trial-program-with-7-stations,-250-bikes

This Monday, Huế launched the pilot phase of its public bike rental system.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 08 Jun 2022 08:04:18 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25583-huế-launches-public-bicycle-trial-program-with-7-stations,-250-bikes
Saigon Restaurant Faces Boycott Over Gruesome Poisoning of Stray Cats http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25567-saigon-restaurant-faces-boycott-over-gruesome-poisoning-of-stray-cats

Over the past week, animal lovers in Saigon were shocked to learn of a deliberate poisoning aimed at stray cats living in a local apartment complex. 

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 30 May 2022 05:07:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25567-saigon-restaurant-faces-boycott-over-gruesome-poisoning-of-stray-cats
Saigon Plans to Add 10ha of Public Parks by End of 2022 http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25565-saigon-plans-to-add-10ha-of-public-parks-by-end-of-2022

The additional parks are part of a goal to have 3–4 square meters of green space per Saigon resident by 2030.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Thu, 26 May 2022 06:35:14 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25565-saigon-plans-to-add-10ha-of-public-parks-by-end-of-2022
Controversy Brews Over 'Minh Mạng' Herbal Tea Brand's Song Joong-Ki Packaging http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25528-controversy-brews-over-minh-mạng-herbal-tea-brand-s-song-joong-ki-packaging

A tea product featuring the face of a South Korean celebrity has turned into a royal pain for its manufacturer.

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uyendo@urbanistvietnam.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 16 May 2022 04:29:03 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25528-controversy-brews-over-minh-mạng-herbal-tea-brand-s-song-joong-ki-packaging
Đàm Lê Đức, Educator Extraordinaire and Matriarch of 218 Lý Tự Trọng, Passes Away at 91 http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25525-đàm-lê-đức,-educator-extraordinaire-and-matriarch-of-218-lý-tự-trọng,-passes-away-at-91

If there’s such a thing as a celebrity teacher, Madame Đàm Lê Đức would be a shining example of Saigon’s educator extraordinaire.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Graphic by Phan Nhi.) Fri, 13 May 2022 07:22:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25525-đàm-lê-đức,-educator-extraordinaire-and-matriarch-of-218-lý-tự-trọng,-passes-away-at-91
Facing Another Removal Plan, Will Chợ Cũ Tôn Thất Đạm Survive 2022? http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25522-facing-another-removal-plan,-will-chợ-cũ-tôn-thất-đạm-survive-2022

After years of existing on paper, Saigon authorities’ plan to remove chợ cũ might become a reality this year.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Top photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 11 May 2022 10:08:07 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/25522-facing-another-removal-plan,-will-chợ-cũ-tôn-thất-đạm-survive-2022
Hanoi Woman Survives 7 Days in the Wild After Falling off Cliff During Pagoda Visit http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25494-hanoi-woman-survives-7-days-in-the-wild-after-falling-off-cliff-during-pagoda-visit

Would you be able to survive a week in the wilderness of Vietnam?

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 04 May 2022 10:17:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25494-hanoi-woman-survives-7-days-in-the-wild-after-falling-off-cliff-during-pagoda-visit
Vietnam Removes Health Declaration Requirement for Domestic, International Travelers http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25476-vietnam-removes-health-declaration-requirement-for-domestic,-international-travelers

Citing Vietnam's continued success in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health announced domestic travelers will no longer need to make health declarations and restrictions will be eased for international arrivals.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 27 Apr 2022 05:20:19 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/25476-vietnam-removes-health-declaration-requirement-for-domestic,-international-travelers
A Letter From Saigoneer http://saigoneer.com/news/25449-a-letter-from-saigoneer

Saigoneers ơi!

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Khôi Phạm. Graphic by Hannah Hoàng.) Wed, 27 Apr 2022 09:38:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/news/25449-a-letter-from-saigoneer
Inside the Backbreaking Work of Quảng Ninh's Coal Miners http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21058-inside-the-backbreaking-work-of-quảng-ninh-s-coal-miners

“I am a person with two skin tones.”

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photos by Đồng Hiếu.) Fri, 15 Apr 2022 04:39:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21058-inside-the-backbreaking-work-of-quảng-ninh-s-coal-miners
Hanoi Envisions 6 More Metro Lines for City Center by 2050 http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21054-hanoi-envisions-6-more-metro-lines-for-city-center-by-2050

Earlier this week, Hanoi unveiled a general plan for the underground development of the city center which includes adding six metro lines and 81 underground stations. 

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Linh Phạm) Fri, 15 Apr 2022 06:53:15 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21054-hanoi-envisions-6-more-metro-lines-for-city-center-by-2050
Hanoi to Establish Animal Control Squads to Catch Roaming Dogs, Cats http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21053-hanoi-to-establish-animal-control-squads-to-catch-roaming-dogs,-cats

In a city-wide campaign to curb the spread of rabies, Hanoi authorities announced that the city will form squads dedicated to snaring stray dogs.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 13 Apr 2022 07:46:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21053-hanoi-to-establish-animal-control-squads-to-catch-roaming-dogs,-cats
5 Biggest Cities Told to Restrict Motorbikes From 2030 http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21046-5-biggest-cities-told-to-restrict-motorbikes-from-2030

Will motorbikes in downtown Saigon be a thing of the past in eight years?

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Sat, 09 Apr 2022 02:48:27 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21046-5-biggest-cities-told-to-restrict-motorbikes-from-2030
Beauty Behemoth Sephora Enters Vietnamese Market With Digital Store http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21026-beauty-behemoth-sephora-enters-vietnamese-market-with-digital-store

Sephora, the wide-reaching consumer goods retailer, has launched an e-commerce portal for Vietnamese customers, but has revealed no plans for physical stores in Vietnam.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 04 Apr 2022 07:59:29 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21026-beauty-behemoth-sephora-enters-vietnamese-market-with-digital-store
Letter From Ukraine: Kharkiv Is My Home, I Never Imagined That We Could Be Attacked http://saigoneer.com/news/21025-letter-from-ukraine-kharkiv-is-my-home,-i-never-imagined-that-we-could-be-attacked

Editor's note: This article is a personal essay written by Viktoria Grivina, a Ukrainian and friend of a member of our team. While Saigoneer has always focused our editorial content on Vietnam, as Vietnamese, we know first-hand how devastating and long-lasting the ramifications of war can be on a culture and nation, so we feel that it's important to give voice and provide support to war victims as best we can within our ability.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Viktoria Grivina. Top image by Phan Nhi.) Thu, 07 Apr 2022 06:40:56 GMT http://saigoneer.com/news/21025-letter-from-ukraine-kharkiv-is-my-home,-i-never-imagined-that-we-could-be-attacked
President Joe Biden Announces New US-Based VinFast Factory on Twitter http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21018-president-joe-biden-announces-new-us-based-vinfast-factory-on-twitter

Vietnam's domestic manufacturing industry has entered a new era. 

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 30 Mar 2022 11:16:05 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/21018-president-joe-biden-announces-new-us-based-vinfast-factory-on-twitter
Highest Temperatures of the Year to Hit Saigon, Southern Provinces in April http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21014-highest-temperatures-of-the-year-to-hit-saigon,-southern-provinces-in-april

Saigon's latest hottest club is literally the entire city.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Tue, 29 Mar 2022 08:11:01 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21014-highest-temperatures-of-the-year-to-hit-saigon,-southern-provinces-in-april
New Proposal to Move Tôn Đức Thắng Underground to Make Room for Walking Plaza http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21011-new-proposal-to-move-tôn-đức-thắng-underground-to-make-room-for-walking-plaza

It's ambitious, to say the least.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 28 Mar 2022 11:31:38 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21011-new-proposal-to-move-tôn-đức-thắng-underground-to-make-room-for-walking-plaza
After Initial Success, Saigon's Public Bike Scheme to Expand to 4 More Districts, Hanoi http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21009-after-initial-success,-saigon-s-public-bike-scheme-to-expand-to-4-more-districts,-hanoi

Pedal power!

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Michael Tatarski.) Sun, 27 Mar 2022 14:35:43 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21009-after-initial-success,-saigon-s-public-bike-scheme-to-expand-to-4-more-districts,-hanoi
Saigon to Launch Investigation Into Rampant Sexual Harassment on Buses http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21004-saigon-to-launch-investigation-into-rampant-sexual-harassment-on-buses

In response to many online accounts from young Saigoneers recounting their traumatic experiences on local buses, the city has announced that it would launch an investigation into the matter.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 24 Mar 2022 01:36:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/21004-saigon-to-launch-investigation-into-rampant-sexual-harassment-on-buses
Construction Department Requests $2.2m to Repair, Renovate Hồ Con Rùa http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20998-construction-department-requests-$2-2m-to-repair,-renovate-hồ-con-rùa-turtle-lake

The plan calls for water-proofing the lake, fixing cracked walkways and adding a sprinkler system, as well as ornamental flowers and artistic lighting.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 23 Mar 2022 06:39:26 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20998-construction-department-requests-$2-2m-to-repair,-renovate-hồ-con-rùa-turtle-lake
Vietnam Reopens to International Tourists With No Quarantine Requirement http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20982-vietnam-reopens-to-international-tourists-with-no-quarantine-requirement

Bring on the elephant pants.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 16 Mar 2022 07:46:59 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20982-vietnam-reopens-to-international-tourists-with-no-quarantine-requirement
New Survey Ranks Vietnam 1st of 39 in Gender Equality at Home, Work http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20949-new-survey-ranks-vietnam-1st-of-39-in-gender-equality-at-home,-work

If you say so.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Thu, 10 Mar 2022 06:33:25 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20949-new-survey-ranks-vietnam-1st-of-39-in-gender-equality-at-home,-work
Saigon's Bạch Đằng Park to Get Trees, Restrooms, Parking Space After Complaints http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20951-saigon-s-bạch-đằng-park-to-get-trees,-restrooms,-parking-space-after-complaints

After a few months under renovation, District 1’s Bạch Đằng Wharf was unveiled as a brand-new park just before Tết last month.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 09 Mar 2022 01:11:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20951-saigon-s-bạch-đằng-park-to-get-trees,-restrooms,-parking-space-after-complaints
2 Flights to Bring Vietnamese Evacuees Back From Ukraine This Week http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20946-2-flights-to-bring-vietnamese-evacuees-back-from-ukraine-this-week

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has created an enormous refugee crisis, with many Vietnamese fleeing to neighboring countries. 

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 07 Mar 2022 10:16:47 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20946-2-flights-to-bring-vietnamese-evacuees-back-from-ukraine-this-week
Sun Group Launches Premium Airline With Private Jets for Rich People http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20943-sun-group-launches-premium-airline-with-private-jets-for-rich-people

Let's hope they still have some money to spend on future cable cars.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:35:02 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20943-sun-group-launches-premium-airline-with-private-jets-for-rich-people
Đà Lạt Tourism Site Blasted Online for Hot Pot-Style Color Scheme http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20938-đà-lạt-tourism-site-blasted-online-for-hot-pot-style-color-scheme

It joins the ever-growing list of tourist attractions widely panned by the internet.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 02 Mar 2022 11:11:07 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20938-đà-lạt-tourism-site-blasted-online-for-hot-pot-style-color-scheme
After Thủ Đức, Củ Chi Might Become Saigon's Next 'City Within a City' http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20936-after-thủ-đức,-củ-chi-might-become-saigon-s-next-city-within-a-city

Two years ago, three districts in Saigon were merged to become Thủ Đức City, Saigon’s first municipal city. Experts and city officials are deliberating a decision to give Củ Chi District a similar upgrade.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 28 Feb 2022 09:07:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20936-after-thủ-đức,-củ-chi-might-become-saigon-s-next-city-within-a-city
Saigon to Renovate Bến Thành Market, Replace Metal Roof With Tiles http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20925-saigon-to-renovate-bến-thành-market,-replace-metal-roof-with-tiles

The 110-year-old market will receive a new tiled roof, as well as infrastructure and gate upgrades.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Khoi Pham.) Thu, 24 Feb 2022 04:18:49 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/20925-saigon-to-renovate-bến-thành-market,-replace-metal-roof-with-tiles
Vietnam Records Highest-Ever 47,000 New Covid-19 Cases on Sunday http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20923-vietnam-records-highest-ever-47,000-new-covid-19-cases-on-sunday

Over the past few days, Vietnam has consistently reported new records in the total number of daily COVID-19 cases, signaling a possible upcoming wave of infections.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Michael Tatarski.) Mon, 21 Feb 2022 05:01:18 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20923-vietnam-records-highest-ever-47,000-new-covid-19-cases-on-sunday
Vietnam Purchases New US Embassy in Washington DC for $23.7m http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20919-vietnam-purchases-new-us-embassy-in-washington-dc-for-$23-7m

It follows a 2021 deal in which the United States leased land in Hanoi for a new embassy. 

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 18 Feb 2022 10:00:46 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/20919-vietnam-purchases-new-us-embassy-in-washington-dc-for-$23-7m