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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.

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An Overview of Saigon's Child Welfare Situation in 2016

A new United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) study details a number of statistics and realities concerning children living in Saigon.

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Tropical Storm Kirogi Floods Streets, Damages Houses in Saigon

Heavy rain and damaging winds blew through Saigon and neighboring areas on Saturday night as Tropical Storm Kirogi approached the south-central coast.

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Saigon Leader Slams Sidewalk-Clearing Campaign for Being 'Inhumane'

Saigon's controversial sidewalk-clearing campaign came in for criticism from the city's leader earlier this week.

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Amid Line 1 Delays, Saigon Plans to Start Building Metro Line 3A

While progress on Saigon’s Metro Line 1 and Line 2 is lagging behind due to delays in funding reimbursement and land clearance, city officials have recently finished a formal plan to commence construc...

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Saigon Will Finally Launch First River Bus Route in November, but Only With 5 Stations

Can Saigon’s first river bus line be ready on schedule this time?

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Tan Son Nhat Cracks List of Top 25 Most Sleep-Friendly Airports

In a nod to Tan Son Nhat International Airport's improved facilities, the aerodrome has been included among the top 25 most sleep-friendly airports in the world, according to a new ranking.

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Saigon Considers Overpasses, Monorail, Cable Car to Solve Airport Traffic Conundrum

Saigon continues to seek new solutions to ease road congestion around the city’s airport.

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Saigon Fronts $51m for Metro Line 1 as ODA Remains Tied Up

In order to ensure that work on Saigon's first metro line continues, the city's administration has approved an advance payment of US$51.7 million for the project's contractors.

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Saigon's Annual Per Capita Income to Reach $9,800 by 2020: Official

Saigon’s impressive economic growth might help its residents achieve US$9,800 in average annual income soon.

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Defense Ministry to Hand Over Land Near Tan Son Nhat to City

The Ministry of National Defense is set to hand over an area of land adjacent to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in an effort to ease traffic congestion near the facility.