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The Moments of Goodwill and Whimsy in Vietnam's Fight Against Coronavirus

In the 2011 medical thriller Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh, after an unknown disease strikes the US and then most of the planet, viewers witness a rapidly unraveling world where social decay and mistrust give rise to rampant looting, violence and conspiracy theories.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Will Have Harsher Dry Season, Fewer Typhoons in 2020, Experts Say

The harsh dry season is predicted to impact all three regions of the country.

in Saigon

Saigon Moves Ahead With Plan to Evaluate Motorbike Emission

Authorities received the green light to test and study motorbike emissions in an attempt to improve air quality.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Still Has 800,000 Tons of Unexploded Ordnance, Labor Ministry Says

Explosive remnants from the Second Indochina War continue to haunt livelihoods.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Should Aim to Become High-Income Nation by 2045, PM Says

After Vietnam finished 2019 with impressive growth rates, leaders are optimistic that the country is on a stable trajectory to join the ranks of upper-middle-income or even high-income nations within a few decades.

in Saigon

Saigon Adds 16 Old Villas in District 1, 3 to List to Be Preserved

After more than a year of work, Saigon authorities have finished assessing the preservation status of 86 old villas within the bounds of the city, though the classification process is still ongoing.

in Vietnam

As Percentage of People Over 60 Hits 11.9%, Vietnam Prepares for Aging Society

The percentage of people over the age of 60 in Vietnam has hit 11.9% of the population and is expected to rise to 25%, or 27 million people, by 2050.

in Saigon

Saigon Welcomes 6.2m International Tourists in First 9 Months of 2019

Compared to the same period last year, the city saw a 14.3% increase in international visitors.

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in Asia

New Myanmar-Thailand Bridge Brings ASEAN Closer to Trans-Regional Corridor

The transnational highway will pass through Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar, invigorating regional trade and potentially curtailing economic dependence on China.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Saigon River Threatened by Plastic Waste

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Wins 15 Golds at Maths-Science Competition

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Weekend Stories Roundup: HCMC’s CPI up 0.52% in November

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Investigation Launched After 3 Students Fall Out of School Bus in Bien Hoa

Security camera footage of the incident shocked viewers.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Cao Bang Earthquake, Music Festival and Seaport Fees

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Vietnam Expects National Population to Hit 104m in 2030

Vietnam’s population will surpass 100 million within the next decade, according to a government population plan published recently.

in Vietnam

Famous US Retailer Ace Hardware Launches First Vietnam Store in Saigon

Ace Hardware opens its first-ever store in Vietnam on November 22.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Saigon River Bus Not Convenient Enough to Lure Commuters

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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New Policy to Allow Foreigners to Change Visa Status Without Leaving Vietnam

The new law will take effect from July 2020.

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Morning Stories Roundup: High Tide to Flood HCMC While Cold Snap Chills Northern Vietnam

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Vietnam Continues to Bet Big on Horse Racing With Proposed Da Nang Track

Da Nang has announced plans for an entertainment complex containing a horse racing track with a US$1.72 billion price tag.

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Morning Stories Roundup: SEA Games, Solar Panels and Olympiad in Hanoi

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

in Saigon

A Park Hang-Seo Street Sign Popped up in Saigon and Was Quickly Removed

Have you ever loved someone so intensely that you want to name a street after them?

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Weekend Stories Roundup: Vietnamese Scientists, Old Saigon Buildings and Roadside BBQ

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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From 2021, Vietnam Will Increase Workers’ Retirement Age

The current retirement age for female and male workers is 55 and 60, respectively.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Asian Kids Fashion Week Opens in HCMC on Weekend

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Cautious in Setting Export Growth Target in 2020

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in Asia

Serious Drought Expected to Hit Lower Mekong Countries Through Early 2020

The next few months could be rough for regional agriculture. 

in Saigon

Research Reveals High Rates of Drunk Driving, Low Seat Belt Use in Saigon

High rates of intoxicated driving, improperly worn helmets and not using seat belts are amongst the worrying results of a recently released survey of Saigon drivers.