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Everyone Seems To Be Unhappy With The Saigon Post Office’s Makeover

Over the past few months, one of Saigon’s most beloved old buildings has been undergoing a serious makeover, trading in its subdued, light pink paint for a bright, golden yellow coat.

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Phạm Ngũ Lão Pickpocketing Ring Busted

After weeks of investigation, HCMC police have arrested 12 suspects who allegedly targeted tourists in the city’s backpacker area.

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Drone Video And Photos Of Saigon’s New Years Celebration

Thousands of people flocked to the streets of downtown Saigon on New Year’s Eve, jockeying for position to catch a glimpse of the elaborate fireworks displays.

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Massive Fire In District 3 Kills 1, Destroys At Least 5 Buildings

Last night just after 9pm, a deadly fire broke out at a District 3 karaoke parlor and quickly spread to neighboring buildings.  

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2 Men Arrested In HCMC For Trying To Ship Gun and Grenade In Guitar Case

Two local men were arrested last Tuesday after attempting to ship a rifle, grenade and 5 bullets to Hanoi in a guitar case. Surprisingly, neither of the men were Antonio Banderas.

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HCMC To Welcome 2015 With Epic Bitexco Fireworks Display

HCMC’s 2015 New Year’s Countdown promises to be pretty epic based on details released at a press conference last week.

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Flower Street 2015 To Feature Floral Metro Line

Saigon’s Flower Street will take on a decidedly modern twist this year. In addition to the typical natural landscapes and traditional Vietnamese cultural symbols, the 2015 edition will also feature a ...

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[Video] Brazen HCMC Dog Thieves Strike In Broad Daylight

So, in today’s WTF section, here’s a video from Binh Tan District of a guy shooting and stealing a dog in broad daylight. This problem seems to be all too common these days, and with Vietnam consuming...

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Hydrofoil Service Between HCMC And Vung Tau To Resume After Year-Long Ban

HCMC’s Hydrofoils are set to resume service to Vung Tau by the end of the month following a year-long ban.

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Work Begins On Underground Section Of Saigon’s First Metro Station

Work has officially kicked off on the underground portion on Saigon’s first underground metro station at the intersection of Le Loi and Nguyen Hue Streets.

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Expect Organized Chaos On Saigon’s Streets Tonight

Tonight, Vietnam will match up again against Malaysia in the 2014 Suzuki Cup. The city’s football-crazed fans will be out in full force as a win or a draw would propel the national team into a final w...

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Inside HCMC’s Taxi Battles

For anyone living in Saigon, Vinasun and Mai Linh are ubiquitous when it comes to grabbing a cab. Granted, there is a smattering of other providers, but the heavyweights are the ones we all rely on a ...

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British Man Dies After Fall From Hostel Balcony In Phạm Ngũ Lão

A 33-year-old British National died on Monday when he allegedly fell from a Phạm Ngũ Lão hostel’s forth floor balcony, reports Thanh Nien.

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Authorities Debate Whether To Save One Of Saigon’s Oldest Buildings

Built in 1876, the former Cercle des Officiers building which currently houses the District 1 People’s Committee is one of the oldest French colonial buildings left in the city. Not rec...

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Hagupit Likely To Hit HCMC This Week

Tropical storm Hagupit hit the Philippines today bringing heavy flooding to some regions and claiming at least three lives. If the storm stays on its current course, it will hit Ho Chi Minh City later...

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HCMC Announces $570 Million Infrastructure Project For Thu Thiem

The Thu Thiem Urban Area has been stalled for over a decade. Even though the land has been cleared at a cost of nearly $1 billion, developers have been hesitant to invest in the project until the prop...

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HCMC Taxi Driver Returns Bag With $8,000, iPhone, iPad

On Monday, a Vietnamese-American woman left a bag full of seemingly everything she owned  - $8,000 in cash, an iPad, an iPhone, a Samsung Galaxy 3 and her identity papers - in a Vinasun taxi.

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Major Security Drills Taking Place In Saigon This Week

You may see columns of fire engines, police and military personnel around downtown Saigon this week. These security drills are neither related to a zombie apocalypse, nor filming for Vietnam’s next bi...

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HCMC Begins To Crack Down On “Illegal” Uber Taxis

 Could this be the beginning of the end for Uber in Vietnam?

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Nguyen Hue Street Promenade To Block Traffic With "Smart Pillars," Reopen By Tet

Nguyen Hue Street, currently closed down for the constriction of a pedestrian promenade, will not be completely closed to traffic when it opens next year, according to city authorities.