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Want to Learn About Saigon History? Scan These New QR Codes on Street Signs.

Saigoneers interested in finding out more about the history of their hometown now have a new avenue to expand their knowledge.

in Saigon

Saigon Transport Department Proposes Yet Another Public Bike Project

According to the proposal, it would include 43 stations around central Saigon.

in Vietnam

An Inside Look at Da Nang, Vietnam’s Covid-19 Epicenter

Da Nang has become the epicenter of a new COVID-19 outbreak in Vietnam, with many of the new cases originating from the tourist hot spot.

in Vietnam

Da Nang Restarts Social Distancing After Cases of Covid-19 Community Transmission Emerge

Over the weekend, Vietnam recorded five new COVID-19 infections, four of which are community transmissions, putting an end to the country’s 99-day streak without local infections.

in Vietnam

Is Vietnam Ready for Its New Place Among the World's Fastest-Ageing Societies?

Vietnam is among the world’s most rapidly changing countries, by virtually every metric.

in Vietnam

A Charity Was Vietnam's Latest Covid-19 Victim. Luckily, Other NGOs Saved the Day.

As the pandemic-induced economic downturn has pushed businesses to let go of 1.4 million workers in Vietnam, a charity in Saigon has had to do the same to its beneficiaries. This story, however, does not have an unhappy ending.

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[Photos] Inside a Ben Thanh Devoid of Tourists, Forlorn Kiosks and Mass Closures

Plump mangosteens, cheap iPhở shirts, freshly ground coffee, and paper cut-outs of city landmarks — there was a time when the northern gate of Ben Thanh Market was lined door-to-door with dynamic shops enticing tourists to sample their eclectic range of products.

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Japanese Brand Muji Announces Pop-up Store in Saigon

Following in the footsteps of fast-fashion clothing brand Uniqlo, MUJI will be the next major Japanese retailer to launch in Saigon in the near future.

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in Vietnam

Friendly Between Arsenal and Vietnam in Jeopardy

The friendly between Arsenal and Vietnam is in a state of limbo after stadium owners raised fees for the match. Touted as the first Premier League team to visit Vietnam, Arsenal had planned to play t...

in Saigon

New Ho Chi Minh Statue for Downtown

The iconic statue of Ho Chi Minh, which has made its home in front of the HCMC People’s Committee building, will soon be moved and replaced by a new bust of Vietnam’s most beloved national hero. The ...

in Asia

Vietnamese Man Dead After Slashing Himself Over Plane Ticket

Last Saturday, a Vietnamese man in Dagupan, Philippines killed himself when he was unable to borrow money for a plane ticket home. The man, identified as Nguyen Tan Lap, was found bleeding heavily in...

in Vietnam

Dog Thief Beaten to Death by Angry Mob

Yesterday, residents of the north-central province of Nghe An brutally attacked 2 dog thieves, leaving one dead and another seriously injured.

in Roundups

Morning Links: For expats, cost of living in Hanoi higher than Saigon

Here's what's making news this morning: - Drunk Vietnamese official causes fatal car accident in Da Lat (Thanh Nien) - Coca Cola transfer pricing charges (VietnamNet Bridge) - Tata winning bidder i...

in Vietnam

Vietnam Ponders Name Change

This October, the National Assembly is expected to make some major changes to Vietnam’s constitution for the first time since 1992. One of the biggest modifications that may take place is a sligh...

in Asia

Saigon Pushes for One-Visa Policy

To better connect the tourism of SE Asian countries, Saigon authorities have pressed the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism to adopt a one-visa policy with Thailand, Cambodia, Loas and Mynamar...

in Roundups

Morning Links: Vietnam Losing $400 million per Year to Computer Viruses

Here's what's going on this morning in Saigon: - Thieves are getting technologically savvy (VietnamNet Bridge) - "Got to Dance" coming to Vietnam (VietnamNet Bridge) - Vietnamese Teloco to dep...

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Morning Links: Vietnam Considers Ban on Lip-synching and Skimpy Clothes on Stage

Here's what's making news this morning: - HCMC to address plethora of unsold apartments (Saigon GP Daily) - Many of Saigon and Ha Noi's Gas Stations are Unsafe (Tuoi Tre) - Cocodile exports set to ...

in Asia

Nguyens Set to Conquer Australia's Cities

With over 4,000,000 Viet Kieu, it’s not surprising that Vietnamese culture has made its way across the globe. Vietnamese culinary heroes, such as Pho to Banh Mi, have been popularized from Sydney to N...

in Roundups

Morning Links: New Council to Decide on Minimum Wage

- CocCoc trying to differentiate itself from Google (Tech in Asia) - Gambler siezed for trafficking elephant tusks (Tuoi Tre) - Experts say Vietnam should focus on improving the standard of living, ...

in Saigon

VNA A330 Engine Catches Fire After Landing in Saigon

Yesterday at 3:55pm, a Vietnam Airlines Airbus A330, arriving from Melbourne, landed at Ton San Nhat International airport. Soon after, smoke was observed coming from its no. 2 engine.

in Asia

Kowloon - City in Darkness

We’ve seen some of Hong Kong’s tightest living spaces in a previous post but nothing compares with the notorious Kowloon Walled City. From the 1940s to 1993, this fortress of darkness and poverty hous...

in Roundups

Morning Links: Vietnam's Mobile Ad Market is Booming

Here's what's making news this morning: - New updates on the bribe-for-visa scam are emerging (Tuoi Tre)  - Teachers and students happy with graduation exam day (SaigonGP Daily)  - Lack o...

in Saigon

Saigon Lifts Ban on Public Bus Advertising

Saigon’s 2002 ban on public advertising has been lifted, allowing for advertisements on public buses, taxis and trains. The move has been welcomed by advertisers, seeking to expand their reach, and th...

in Vietnam

Quang Nam Principal to Defend his Honor with Genital Examination

Well, it’s Monday so let’s keep things light this morning. A Quang Nam school principal, rumored to have had an extramarital affair, has requested a genital inspection by “relevant agencies” ...

in Roundups

Morning Links: How to Travel Across Vietnam Without Spending a Dong

 Here's what's going on this morning: - PetroVietnam expects profits to increase by 29% in 2013 (Bloomberg) - New book explains how to travel across Vietnam with no money (Tuoi Tre)

in Asia

Blackouts Across SE Asia Spark Conspiracy Theories

Last week’s blackout was one of many across SE Asia in recent weeks, with large-scale power outages in Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam. While the blackouts in Vietnam and Cambodia have...

in Vietnam

Hoi An Shipwreck Yields Thousands of Precious Artifacts

Once an international trading hub, ancient pottery from Hoi An has been found as far away as Africa. But a recent, local discovery has proved to be more impressive than the long distances some pieces ...

in Roundups

Morning Links: France to Help Vietnam to Develop its Urban Railways

Good morning, Saigon. Here's a roundup of what's making headlines:  - Vietnamese stocks at 5 year high (Bloomberg) - Authorities released 205,000 fish into newly cleaned Saigon canals...