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Saigon Stops Issuing Permits to New High-Rise Projects in Downtown

From now until 2020, the city will not issue any permits for new high-rise projects in District 1 and 3.

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Lotte Cinema Fined $1,100 After Photo of Maggot-Filled Drink Dispenser Surfaced Online

The photo was mistakenly posted on Lotte's public Facebook fan page and then removed.

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As Young Job-Seekers Prefer Better Jobs, Saigon Faces Shortage of Manual Labor Workers

Some Saigon-based companies are struggling to find highly skilled manual workers.

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Saigon Suspends Popular Anatomy Exhibition, Citing Numerous 'Dishonest' Practices

Citing “dishonest” practices by the show’s promoter, the city suspended the display of plastinated body parts.

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Saigon to Set Aside 10,000 Apartments for Relocated Residents

According to a draft plan by the municipal construction department, Saigon will allocate 10,000 social housing apartments to residents who will be relocated under planned urban development efforts fro...

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After 4 Months, Saigon Finishes 2nd Tunnel for Metro Line 1

A second section of a tunnel for Saigon's first metro line was recently completed, flipping a new page in the development of the system.

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In 2017, Saigon Welcomes More Tourists Who Stay Longer, Spend More

Saigon experienced a 22.8% increase in foreign tourists over the last year.

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Can Gio Reserve Shuts Down Cruel Monkey Circus Following International Outcry

Following an international outcry that began in 2016, the UNESCO biosphere reserve recently closed the show.

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Saigon Aims to Treat 90% of Wastewater by 2020

The efforts would be a vast improvement over the current 24%.

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After Street Vendors, Fire Safety Hazards, Doan Ngoc Hai Turns His Target to Illegal Fishers

Vice Chairman Doan Ngoc Hai: sidewalk crusader, fire safety protector and now, aquaculture ally.

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Leica Opens First Flagship Boutique in Saigon at Deutsches Haus Building

Now there are two official Leica boutiques in Vietnam.

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Saigon to Have First River Toll Booth Under New Binh Loi Railway Bridge

Once construction on Saigon’s Binh Loi Railway Bridge finishes, ships will be expected to pay a fee to pass beneath the new structure.

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Saigon Streets Are Not Flooded, Just Have 'Water Accumulation': Anti-Flood Agency

Pro tip: to solve life problems, avoid calling them by name and they will somehow disappear.

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Saigon Launches Major Initiative to Reduce Plastic Use in Local Markets

Saigon authorities have issued plans to multiple municipal departments in hopes of seeing a reduction in the use of plastic bags and products.

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Saigon Officials Aim to Launch Noise Pollution Response Teams

Can officials keep the city quiet? Can officials keep the city quiet?

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Dam Sen Park Stops Using Exotic Animals in Circus Shows Following Complaints

Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 will stop featuring wild animals such as orangutans, elephants and bears in their circus performances.

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[Photos] Saigon Swims in Citywide 'Pool' After Weekend Downpours

If’s officially time for the rainy season in Vietnam or, as we say in Saigon, flooding season.

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D1 Vice Chairman Doan Ngoc Hai Has Officially Rescinded His Resignation

Who would have thought?

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Face-off With Armed Bike Thieves Sees 2 Saigon Street Vigilantes Fatally Wounded

Life as a night vigilante in Saigon is much less glamorous than that of a Marvel superhero, but so much more dangerous.

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Saigon Aims to Attract 1.5m Chinese Tourists Annually by 2020

The government has set a goal of hosting 1.5 million Chinese tourists by 2020, a three-fold increase.

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