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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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Viettel to Launch Commercial 5G Service in June

The nation's largest telecommunications company will unveil its 5G network for commercial use beginning in June 2020.

in Vietnam

Vingroup Opens University in Hanoi

It is VinGroup's first private non-profit university. 

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Airlines Launches Self-Tag Service at 4 Airports

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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Da Lat Officials Stop Construction of Illegal Glass Bridge in Valley of Love

Somehow work on the bridge had progressed significantly before anyone noticed.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam 2019 Rice Exports up 4.2% at 6.4m Tons

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

HCMC to Launch Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Service for Tourists

From January 15, these buses will start operating in Districts 1 and 3.

in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: Conference on Higher Education for Disabled People Held in HCMC

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

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

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Endangered Turtle, Airport Congestion and Wuhan Flu

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 Prepares to Evacuate Workers From the Middle East in Case of US-Iran Conflict

Tensions in the Middle East have been extremely high since the United States killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike on January 3. 

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Repair of AAG Cable to Finish Ahead of Tet

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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Parents Can Be Fined up to VND1m for Taking Children's Lucky Money

Recent information regarding the legality of parents taking their children’s lucky money has received attention in local media.

in Saigon

Muji Will Open in Vietnam Within the Next 2 Months, Real Estate Consultancy Says

While some Saigoneers are probably still recovering from the opening of Vietnam's first Uniqlo last month, they'll now need to ready their wallets for the arrival of another popular Japanese retailer....

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Nhậu Places Respond to Drunk Driving Law With Their Own Transport Services

In response to a decline in customers following stricter laws regarding driving after drinking, bars and restaurants across the country are offering transportation services for patrons. 

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam to Start Plastic Waste Reduction Action Plan

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 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 ...

in Saigon

Saigon to Restore Square in Front of Opera House After Years Under Construction

The area has been fenced off for six years to make way for the construction of the metro.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Pork Demand, Thu Thiem Project and Boat Exports

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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Thai Binh Woman Arrested for Alleged Murder Using Cyanide-Laden Bubble Tea

Boba enthusiasts might need to be more vigilant before slurping up free milk tea in the future.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Inks Deal to Buy Massive Amounts of Electricity From Laos

The move comes as the Vietnamese government works to avoid projected power shortages in the near future.