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Saigon’s Abandoned 707 Being Removed From Its Resting Place

After 30 years spent fossilizing in an open field behind the HCMC Aviation Training Center, an antique Boeing 707 is being chopped up and removed from its resting place.

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Tan Son Nhat Air Traffic Control Loses Contact With Planes For 18 Minutes

Air traffic officers at Saigon’s Tan Son Nhat Airport had quite a scare yesterday morning when they lost radio contact with incoming aircraft for 18 minutes.

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160 Wood Benches Being Added To Nguyen Hue Street

The trees that were cut down last July during construction of the metro station in front of the Saigon Opera House are making a comeback in the form of benches.

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Hamleys, The World’s Oldest Toy Store To Set Up Shop In Saigon

District 7’s VivoCity will soon be home to Vietnam’s first Hamleys, the world’s oldest toy store.

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Saigon’s Notre Dame Cathedral Set to Get First Ever Makeover

Over the next few years, Saigon’s 135-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral will undergo extensive upgrades for the first time.

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Saigon Zoo Will Not Be Torn Down For Commercial Complex: Official

City officials have denied speculation that Saigon’s historic zoo will be torn down and replaced by a commercial complex.

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Tan Son Nhat Airport to Be Expanded This Month

As officials continue to debate the merits of Long Thanh Airport, Tan Son Nhat is set to undergo a major expansion this month.

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122-Year-Old Saigon Woman Confirmed As World’s Oldest

The World Records Association (WRA) has completed the verification process and officially confirmed Saigon’s 122-year-old Nguyen Thi Tru, as the world’s oldest woman.

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Saigon Police Make Record US$4.5 Million Cocaine Bust

Last week, customs officers at Saigon’s Cat Lai Port found millions of dollars worth of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of wood pallets from South America.

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Saigon Will Evacuate 250,000 People For Level 10+ Storms

Saigon officials have authorized an evacuation plan that calls for the evacuation of 250,000 residents ahead of violent storms.

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[Video] Deteriorating Saigon Highway Has Become A Potential Death Trap

Peaks and valleys. This may be the best way to describe the condition of Saigon’s East-West Highway that has become a potentially deadly obstacle course for drivers.

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Saigon To Demolish 150-Year-Old Sewer In District 1

When the French turned Saigon into an urban center towards the turn of the 19th century, they used the most modern infrastructure technologies available at the time. After 150 years, one of their grea...

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Nguyen Hue Street to Get Free Wi-Fi Network

Visitors to Nguyen Hue’s new pedestrian promenade will soon have access to a free WIFI network.

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New Ho Chi Minh Statue Unveiled In Saigon

The new statue of Ho Chi Minh has finally emerged from its blue cocoon in front of Saigon’s People’s Committee Building.

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“Gangster” Saigon Street Vendors Preying On Unsuspecting Tourists: Report

A recent investigation by Tuoi Tre uncovered a large ring of Saigon street vendors who are exploiting tourists by charging up to VND200,000 for a coconut, sometimes even grabbing money directly out of...

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Saigon’s Immigration Office Relocated To District 3

Starting today, Vietnamese who want to get or renew their passports and foreigners needing visa paperwork will need to visit Saigon’s new immigration office in District 3.

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More Road Closures For Downtown Saigon Ahead Of Tonight's Fireworks Show

There will be only a slight reprieve from road closures today in downtown Saigon with the city announcing that it will block off vehicle traffic to streets near the Bitexco Tower in advance of tonight...

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It’s Official: The World’s Oldest Woman Lives in Saigon

The World Records Association (WRA) has recognized 122-year-old Saigon resident, Nguyen Thi Tru, as the world’s oldest woman.

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Saigon Losing 33% of Its Tap Water Due To Leaky Pipes

It may be hard to tell during the rainy season when Saigon’s streets are flooded with rainwater, but a new study shows that the city loses a great deal of its tap water due to leaky pipes.

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Saigon Expands Reunification Day Roadblocks At The Last Minute

Yesterday, city authorities announced that the area that will be cordoned off to vehicle traffic for Reunification Day festivities has been expanded.