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D8 Apartment Fire, Saigon's Worst in 15 Years, Kills 13, Injures 28

Last night while most Saigoneers were sound asleep, a fire broke out in a high-rise apartment complex in District 8.

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Despite Criticisms, Saigon Proposes Hiking Wastewater Discharge Levy

Saigon’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed increasing fees on wastewater discharged by the city’s production workshops, but the plan’s specifics and methods are attracting c...

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Saigon Proposes Tech Upgrades to Make Schools 'Smarter'

The government is calling for "smart schools" across Saigon. But can the city actually pull it off?

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Saigon Offers Workers Highest Wages in Vietnam in 2017: Report

Saigoneers are currently being offered the highest salaries in the country.

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What the Future Holds for Saigon's Overcrowded Tan Son Nhat Airport

Officials met in Hanoi and Saigon to discuss competing plans to increase service capacity at the overwhelmed Tan Son Nhat Airport. The debates include whether the expansion should be to the north or s...

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HCMC Schools to Start Teaching English to First Graders This Year

In the current program, English is only offered once students reach their third grade.

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Saigon Railway Station Might Get a Snazzy Vintage-Theme Makeover Soon

The Saigon Railway Station might get an "old Saigon" makeover this year.

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Saigon to Turn Lam Son Square Into a Park

Saigon’s Lam Son Square has been through countless rounds of empty promises and mismanagement - will this finally be its big break?

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Saigon Leadership Orders Temporary Closure of All Sidewalk Parking Lots by April

In a surprising move, the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee has ordered district leaders to temporarily close all local sidewalk parking lots by the end of March.

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Saigon University Halves Tuition Fees for Female Students to Boost Presence in STEM Fields

In an effort to encourage female students to enroll in science and technology-related programs, a university in Saigon recently announced that it would reduce the tuition fees for female undergrads.

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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.