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Saigon’s New Electric Busses To Include Service To Pham Ngu Lao

Saigon’s new electric bus service, scheduled to open later this year, will not only serve tourists on Le Loi, Nguyen Hue, Le Duan, Nguyen Du and Thai Van Lung Streets, but also Pham Ngu Lao.

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Public Karaoke Parties Drive Saigon Residents Mad

If you live in a Saigon alley, you’ve undoubtedly been kept up by loud music blaring from the speakers of your neighbors celebrating a birthday, wedding or funeral.

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US$450 Million Allocated To Clean Up Saigon’s Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe Canal

Saigon’s most important canal is set to clean up its act with a new round of funding.

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Suboi, Tim Doling To Headline CNNGo Episode Featuring Saigon

Saigon will be featured in the next episode of CNNGo, a monthly travel show that seeks to provide an inside look at Asia’s most dynamic cities.

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Bus Carrying 20 Tourists Nearly Plunges Into Saigon Canal

A bus carrying 20 foreigners and overseas Vietnamese nearly fell into the waters of the Tàu Hủ Canal yesterday afternoon due to a flat tire.

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A Sneak Peek Into Saigon’s New Metro Cars

We might have to wait another five years to ride in one of them (at least physically), but soon you can check out the interior of the carriages that will eventually run on Saigon’s first metro line.

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Walls of Saigon’s Notre Dame Cathedral Being Stained by Graffiti, Urine

Saigon’s Notre Dame Cathedral is facing something of an aesthetic crisis as sections of the church’s brick walls, which were imported from France well over a century ago, have been defaced by graffiti...

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[Video] Tết Decorations On Majestic Hotel's Façade Catch Fire

Tết decorations hung on the façade of District 1’s Majestic Hotel caught fire yesterday evening. Though hotel staff quickly extinguished the fire, the ensuing rush of emergency services resulted in he...

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[Video] Tornado Tears Roofs Off Homes In District 7

When you think of inclement weather in Saigon, tornados are about the last thing that comes to mind. But residents of District 7’s Tan Thuan Tay Ward may want to add some extra nails to their roofs af...

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New Nguyen Hue Walking Street To Be Vehicle Free On Weekend, Holiday Nights

The Nguyen Hue phase of the $20.2 million promenade that will eventually connect downtown Saigon to Thu Thiem will be closed to vehicle traffic on nights, weekends and holidays when it opens later thi...

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[Video] 11 Injured After Car Crashes Into Crowd at Tan Son Nhat

Last night at 7:15pm, a black Audi A8L crashed into a crowd in front of the international terminal at Tan Son Nhat Airport, injuring at least 11 and damaging nearby cars and billboards.

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Numerous Streets In Downtown Saigon To Close For Tết Festivities

As if it weren’t challenging enough navigating downtown Saigon with the construction of the pedestrian promenade and metro station, numerous streets in the area will have been or will soon be closed t...

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Check Out Where Saigon Ranks In The Latest Safe City Index

The Economist recently released its Safe Cities Index in which 50 cities around the world are ranked according to levels of safety. While many of these types of lists come out every year based on murd...

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Crew Feared Dead After Military Helicopter Crashes In HCMC

[Update Below] A military helicopter crashed in HCMC’s Bình Chánh District this morning after departing from Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport and its four crew members are feared dead.

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Authorities Move To Ban Fishing In HCMC Canals

A proposal to prohibit fishing in all canals and lakes in HCMC is being discussed by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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The “Wolf of Wall Street” To Host Workshop In HCMC

Billionaire Jordan Belfort, the subject of the hit film Wolf of Wall Street, will travel to HCMC in March to hold a workshop where he will “share his secrets to success.”

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Temperatures In Saigon Reach 21-Year Low?

If you’re a Hanoi native, you’ve probably felt right at home on your commute to work in recent days.

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Saigon Post Office To Be Repainted Yet Again Following Complaints

Following public outcry and criticism from street vendors, historians, artists and tourists, Saigon Central Post Office officials have announced that they will repaint the iconic building after consul...

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HCMC Seeks To Set Limits On Cars, Motorbikes

To combat the mind-numbingly horrible gridlock and worsening pollution in the city, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transportation is seeking the government’s approval to limit the flow of personal...

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Masterchef Christine Ha Is Eating And Drinking Her Way Through Saigon

Vietnamese-American Masterchef, Christine Ha, is back in Saigon and seems to be eating and drinking her way through the city.