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Drivers Go on Strike to Protest Grab's Increase in Commission Rate to 23.6%

One of Vietnam’s most popular ride-hailing applications, Grab, is facing criticism after it announced an increase in commission rates not long ago.

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Saigon Requests $685m to Host SEA Games 31 in 2021

Saigon is upgrading the majority of its sport infrastructure to prepare for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games.

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D1 Officials Arrest 'Spider-Man' for Illegally Selling Snacks on Nguyen Hue Walking Street

Vietnam authorities don’t kid around when it comes to making arrests as they have shown that not even superheroes are above reproach.

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Doan Ngoc Hai Resigns, Effectively Ending Saigon's Sidewalk-Clearing Campaign

For what it’s worth, his presence has been a breath of fresh air in Saigon’s stuffy political climate.

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Homegrown Veggies as Tet Gifts Is a Thing in Saigon Thanks to Urban Farmers

Fears about contaminated and pesticide-laden produce is leading Vietnam's city dwellers to take matters into their own hands and start growing vegetables at home.

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Saigon Starts Removing 7 War-Era Water Towers

After months of planning, Saigon is finally taking down the city’s collection of cement water towers.

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The Saigoneer Podcast Is Here!

Just in time for Christmas, Saigoneer is excited to announce the launch of the Saigoneer Podcast!

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Saigon to Remove Unused Tollbooth at D2 Entrance to Thu Thiem Tunnel

Saigon is bidding an unused tollbooth farewell in an effort to mollify traffic congestion leading into the Thu Thiem Tunnel.

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Local Company Proposes E-Bike Rental System for District 1

A local company has proposed a pilot plan to introduce e-bikes to central Saigon in order to ease traffic congestion.

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4 Saigon Districts to Experience Water Outage This Weekend

Residents of four Saigon districts will experience water outages or low water pressure this weekend.

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Saigon Tax Department Orders Facebook Cosmetic Vendor to Pay $400,000 in Back Taxes

An online retailer in Saigon has been ordered to pay an unprecedented VND9.1 billion (US$400,000) in back taxes.

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Christmas Decorations in High Demand 2 Weeks Ahead of Holiday

Sales of Christmas trees and locally made decorations are soaring across Saigon as the holiday approaches.

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Saigon Launches 3 'Model Bus' Routes With Free WiFi, Handicap Accessibility

As Saigon’s traffic situation gets progressively worse, city officials are employing several measures to revamp the city’s public transport system in hopes of mollifying its chronic congestion. This t...

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Saigon Should Move Tet Flower Show From Nguyen Hue to Nearby Canal: Tourism Expert

A local tourism expert has suggested moving Saigon's annual Tet flower extravaganza from Nguyen Hue Street to a local canal.

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Vietnam's Public University Lecturers Struggle to Make Ends Meet With Low Salaries

In Vietnam, most professors at public universities are not being paid enough to be fully dedicated to their career.

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With Increased Autonomy, Saigon Wants to Raise Tobacco Tax, Traffic Fines

A Saigon leader has announced the first steps he plans to take since the city was granted more autonomy to make decisions by the National Assembly.

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Officials Unveil Ambitious 'Smart City' Project That Would Turn Saigon Into a Utopia

Yesterday, while many Saigoneers were still recovering from a few days of aggressive shopping during this year’s Black Friday sales, Saigon authorities convened at a conference to announce a new initi...

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Saigon to Commence Major Project to Mitigate Flooding on Nguyen Huu Canh

Saigon officials are tackling Nguyen Huu Canh Street's issues with a comprehensive project to solve the thoroughfare’s chronic flooding problem.

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The 'Non-Opening' Opening of Saigon's First Waterbus Line

After months of anticipation, today was supposed to be the day that Saigoneers could finally begin using the river for their daily commute on the first line of the city's inaugural river bus route, na...

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D1 Could See 7 More Designated Street Food Venues in the Near Future

Seven wards in District 1 have expressed their desire to set up street food zones in addition to the two that were established earlier this year, following the city’s sidewalk purge.