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Saigon Aims to Remove Plastic Bags From Supermarkets by Year-End

Have you switched to reusable bags yet?

in Saigon

Fabulous Saigon Corgi Becomes Pandemic Star for Candid Disinfecting Photo

It’s hard not to be the center of attention everywhere you go when you’re a fluffy corgi.

in Vietnam

Vietnamese Drank More Alcohol in Pandemic-Hit 2020, Data Shows

In a year marked by social isolation, Vietnam’s alcohol consumption increased considerably, though it’s not difficult to figure out why. 

in Vietnam

How a TikTok Video Reunites a Missing Husband With His Family After 13 Years

The wife had been searching for her husband for 13 years after he had wandered off under the spell of a mental illness.

in Saigon

Stray Crocodiles Are Threatening Residents of Saigon's Binh Chanh District

Being chased by a feral crocodile isn’t just a common adventure movie trope as many Saigoneers have encountered the reptilian predator right in the city.

in Saigon

Saigon's Rainy Season Is Shorter, Comes Earlier This Year Due to La Niña

In case you hadn't figured it out from last night's huge storm.

in Vietnam

Hanoi Overtakes Saigon as Vietnam's Most Expensive City, Statistics Office Says

Hanoi's cost of living is currently the highest in Vietnam.

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in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Rejects $10 mln Price for World Cup TV Rights

Men account for most of Vietnam city’s road traffic deaths [Thanh Nien] Vietnam and Microsoft to combat cybercrime [FutureGov] Vietnam rejects $10 mln price for World Cup TV rights [T...

in Asia

[Video] Footage of the Search for Flight MH370

The hunt for the enigmatic Malaysia Airlines flight which disappeared last Sunday morning is intensifying with teams from numerous countries taking part in the search. Vietnam has been leading th...

in Asia

Weekend News Roundup: Vietnam - All Forces Deployed to Search Missing Malaysian Jet

All forces deployed to search missing Malaysian jet [Vietnam Plus] Japan firm licensed to operate $2 mln Vietnam bus route [Tuoi Tre] Vietnam property market sees activity as prices fall&n...

in Asia

[Updated] Malaysia Airlines Flight en Route to Beijing Goes Missing

[Updates Below] A Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, is presumed to have crashed into waters near Phu Quoc Island in South Vietnam, according to a senior Navy ...

in Saigon

HCMC Cabbie Arrested for $11,100 Theft

A Vinasun taxi driver was arrested last Saturday for allegedly stealing a bag containing US$11,100 of cash, gold and diamonds from a customer on her way to Tan Son Nhat, reports Thanh Nien.

in Vietnam

Foreign Woman Killed in Hoi An Traffic Accident

Yesterday morning a foreign woman was killed in Hoi An when her motorbike was hit by a truck.

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Women Make Up 70% of HCMC Traffic Rule Violations

Most areas fail to inspect food safety [SGGP] Women occupy 70% of HCMC traffic rule violation number [Tuoi Tre] Tien Giang police expel iPhone-using beggar [Vietnam Net]

in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Stock Market Growth Among Strongest in the World

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, in 2014, Vietnam’s stock markets (it has one each in Hanoi and HCMC), along with some SE Asian neighbors, have been outperforming every other Asian ...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Sole Vietnamese Billionaire Drops 118 Notches in Rankings

Chinese deported after in-flight stealing attempts [VietNamNet] Vietnam allows US to increase MIA search teams [Nhan Dan] Vietnam doctors separate conjoined baby boys [Thanh Nien]

in Asia

E-cigarettes and Shisha Banned in Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has banned imports and sales of shisha tobacco and electronic cigarettes for fear they are having a negative impact on the youth, according to the Wall Street Journal....

in Asia

Morning News Roundup: Will Vietnam Change Time Zone to GMT+8?

Cambodia-made car causes shocks to Vietnam’s auto industry [VietNamNet] Vietnamese swimmer shines at US competition [Vietnam Plus] Ho Chi Minh Trail recognized as special national relic&nb...

in Saigon

HCMC Experiencing Strong Economic Growth in 2014

Ho Chi Minh City is currently experiencing a period of strong economic performance, according to a report from Vietnam Briefing, with a diverse set of business sectors seeing “robust” growth compared ...

in Saigon

HCMC to Name Street After Marxist Icon, Che Guevara

Ho Chi Minh City is set for a massive street renaming program in honor of historical figures from both Vietnam and abroad, according to Tuoi Tre. Along with the obvious Vietnamese heroes, such as gene...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Japanese Cosplayer Apologizes for 'Suggestive' Poses at HCMC Fest

Oyster growing pollutes rivers [SGGP] Southern national park faces risk of forest fires following dry spell [SGGP] Italians offered insight into Vietnam's history [Vietnam Plus]

in Vietnam

Tighter Regulations for Foreign Workers in Vietnam Announced

Foreign workers will be expected to produce even more paperwork to secure a job in Vietnam, reports Tuoi Tre. The document, Circular 03/2014 places emphasis on the Vietnam labour code on foreign worke...

in Vietnam

Official: Vietnam Should Adopt Red-Light Districts

At a conference on measures to prevent and control prostitution, a government official suggested that Vietnam establish red-light districts to curb prostitution, reported Thanh Nien.

in Vietnam

Weekend News Roundup: Vietnam Sees Faster-Than-Expected Growth of Motorbikes

Vietnam’s primary education ranked good: survey [VietNamNet] Vietnam builds $1.27 thermal power plant in the north [Thanh Nien] Vietnam Opens First Centre For Surgical Robots [Bernama...

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Hundreds of Luxury Cars "Abandoned" at Saigon Seaports to be Handled

Hi-tech park proposes $2,400 salary for foreign experts [Tuoi Tre] S. Korea scrutinizing U.S.-Vietnam nuclear deal [Global Post] 

in Vietnam

Morning News Roundup: Vietnamese Farmers Don’t Benefit from Global Fast Food Chains

Vietnam simplifying Business Law to attract investment [Thanh Nien] Vietnam to seek brand identity [TTR Weekly] Vinamilk to import 5,000 dairy cows from Australia [Tuoi Tre]

in Saigon

Australian Man Dead After 14 Story Fall from Sheraton Hotel in HCMC

On Monday morning, a 50-year-old Australian man fell to his death from the 20th story of the Sheraton Hotel. According to VietNamNet, hotel guests panicked when they saw the unidentified man fal...